38 Facts About Kenya

1. Kenya has troops in Somalia as part of the peacekeeping mission.

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2. Kenya is named after Mt Kenya, the tallest mountain in the country and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro.

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3. Kenya is a sovereign state in East Africa that is officially known as the Republic of Kenya with Nairobi as the Capital and largest city.

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4. Kenya is represented by Lucas Onyango as a professional rugby league player who plays with the English club Oldham.

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5. In 2011, Kenya began sending troops to Somalia to fight the Islamic terror group, Al-Shabaab.

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6. In July 2010, Kenya partnered with other East African countries to form the new East African Common Market within the East African Community.

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7. Kenya is another very interesting country located in East Africa.

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8. Kenya is the regional hub for trade and finance in East Africa, and its economy is dominated by tourism, transportation, communications and agriculture.

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9. Kenya is the first country in the world to take such a stance, seen by many as a breakthrough for the rights of people living with HIV.

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10. In 2015, the High Court of Kenya declared a law that obliged people living with HIV to disclose their HIV status unconstitutional.

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11. In 2015, Kenya adopted the World Health Organization's recommendations to immediately offer treatment to people diagnosed with HIV.

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12. In 2016, Kenya became the second country in sub-Saharan Africa to issue full regulatory approval of pre-exposure prophylaxis, which uses antiretroviral drugs to protect HIV-negative people from HIV before potential exposure to the virus.

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13. In 2012, Kenya introduced needle and syringe programmes and opioid substitution therapy (OST) to help reduce HIV transmission among people who inject drugs.

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14. In 2008, Kenya implemented voluntary medical male circumcision as an HIV prevention measure.

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15. Kenya is widely regarded as one of sub-Saharan Africa's HIV prevention success stories.

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16. Kenya has the joint fourth-largest HIV epidemic in the world with 1.6 million people living with HIV in 2016.

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17. Kenya is a country in East Africa which is comparable in size to the US state of Texas.

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18. Kenya is roughly the same size of Texas at 362,040 square miles.

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19. In 2007, post-election violence erupted in Kenya, leaving 1,300 dead and 500,000 uprooted.

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20. Kenya is the regional strategic player and has brokered peace efforts in Southern Sudan, Somalia and around the Great Lakes.

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21. Kenya is a good place I want to go there but I cant I want to stay with my friends.

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22. Kenya is home of the father of Barack Obama, the former president of the United States of America.

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23. Kenya is the world's forty-seventh largest country at 580,367 km2, just after Madagascar, roughly the same size with Texas.

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24. Kenya is the economic, financial, and transport hub of East Africa.

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25. In the motor rallying arena, Kenya is home to the world-famous Safari Rally, commonly acknowledged as one of the toughest rallies in the world.

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26. Kenya has competed in the Cricket World Cup since 1996.

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27. Kenya has one of Africa's largest Hindu populations, mostly of Indian origin.

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28. Kenya has the highest number of Quakers in the world, with around 133,000 members represented at the Quaker United Nations Office.

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29. Kenya has ratified Convention No 81 on labour inspection in industries and Convention No 129 on labour inspection in agriculture.

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30. Kenya has proven deposits of oil in Turkana and the commercial viability was just discovered.

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31. Kenya is East and Central Africa's hub for financial services.

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32. In 2017, Kenya ranked 92nd in the World Bank ease of doing business rating from 113rd in 2016.

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33. Kenya has a Human Development Index of 0.555(medium), ranked 145 out of 186 in the world.

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34. The President of Kenya is the commander-in-chief of all the armed forces.

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35. Kenya is one of the most pro-American nations in Africa, and the wider world.

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36. Kenya has close ties with its fellow Swahili-speaking neighbours in the African Great Lakes region.

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37. Kenya is a member of the East African Community trade bloc, though some international trade organisations categorise it as part of the Greater Horn of Africa.

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38. Kenya is part of the African Great Lakes region, which has been inhabited by humans since the Lower Paleolithic period.

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