Kenya Facts

Kenya Facts

Population: approx: 38,000,000

Pop. growth rate 1990-2006: 2.8%

HIV/AIDS rate (adults): 6.1%

Adult literacy rate: 74%

Life expectancy: 53

Major ethnic groups: Kikuyu 22%; Luhya 14%; Luo 13%; Kalenjin 12%; Kamba 11%

Religions: Protestant 45%; Roman Catholic 33%; Muslim 10%; “indigenous beliefs” 10%

Annual income per person (2007): $460

Foreign aid (2005): $768.3 million

Refugees: 263,000 (mainly from Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia)

Internally displaced persons (2007) (mostly due to electoral violence): 250,000-400,000

Presidents: Jomo Kenyatta (1964-1978), Daniel Arap Moi (1978-2002), Mwai Kibaki (2002- )

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Sources: UNICEF, CIA World Factbook, USAID

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