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Title: KENYA


1
KENYA
  • By Noah Bailey

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Kenyas Flag
The black stripe represents the African people
The thin white stripe stands for peace and unity
The red stripe stands for the struggle for
independence
The green represents Kenya's agriculture and
natural resources
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Political Map
  • Bordering Countries
  • Somalia
  • Ethiopia
  • Sudan
  • Uganda
  • Tanzania

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Physical map
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Timeline
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  • In 600 - Arabs begin settling coastal areas
  • In 1500s - Portuguese try to establish foothold
    on Kenyan coast but are driven off by Swahili
    states and Omani Arabs by late 17th century.
  • In 1944 - Kenyan African Union (KAU) formed to
    campaign for African independence
  • In 1963 - Kenya gains independence, with Kenyatta
    as prime minister.

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  • In 1978 - Kenyatta dies in office, succeeded by
    Vice-President Daniel arap Moi
  • In 1992 December - Moi re-elected in multi-party
    elections
  • In 2002 December - Opposition presidential
    candidate Mwai Kibaki wins a landslide victory
    ending Daniel arap Moi's 24-year rule
  • In 2007 December - Presidential elections.
    President Kibaki claims victory and a second term
    in office.

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3 Symbols
This is the Coat of Arms for Kenya
This is the symbol for the Kenya Wildlife service
that manages over 30 national parks and reserves.
This symbol (an orange on the map of Kenya) is
the symbol for the Orange Democratic Party (ODM).
9
Travel Tips
  • US passport holders need a visa to enter Kenya
  • No immunizations are required if traveling from
    the US, however vaccinations are highly
    recommended for yellow fever, typhoid, hepatitis,
    and diphtheria.
  • If you travel to Kenya you will be 8 hours
    ahead.
  • The rainy seasons are in November and between
    March and May.

10
Government
  • The current leader of Kenya is Kibaki. This is
    his second term in office.
  • Kenya is a Republic just like the United States
    of America
  • A country that Kenya is alike is the USA. They
    have similar governments.

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RELIGIONS
  • 66 of the population are Christians
  • 10 to 20 are Muslim
  • About 1 is Hindu
  • The remainder practice traditional religions or
    local branches of Christianity

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ECONOMY
  • A majority of Kenyans are engaged in farming
  • The unemployment rate is 40. The unemployment
  • Rate in the US is only about 5
  • The percentage of people living in poverty is
    50. The US percent is 12

13
Tourism Attractions
  • There are 31 national parks and reserves in
    Kenya. Many of these are among the top rated
    tourist attractions in Kenya.
  • The capital and largest city Nairobi is the most
    populated city in east Africa. This is a very
    good place to visit.
  • Mount Kenya has spectacular scenery. Plus you can
    participate in mountain climbing.

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Technology and Transportation
  • Kenyas well developed transportation system has
    suffered from neglect in recent years.
  • Nairobi Matatu buses are a common way to travel
    in Nairobi. Every neighborhood has their own
    custom decorated Matatus.
  • 3.2 of Kenyas population uses the internet

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SOCIETY
  • Life expectancy is 48 years old, while the US
    life expectancy is 77.
  • The average number of children born to one women
    is 5 in Kenya and only 2 in the US.
  • The literacy rate is 85 in Kenya. The US
    literacy rate is 99.
  • There are two official languages in Kenya,
    English and Kiswahili.

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CURRENT ISSUES
  • 1 Thing we can do to help is contribute money to
    organizations trying to fight these issues.
  • Famine is always a major threat in Kenya due to
    drought and floods
  • AIDS have been a significant problem in Kenya,
    with HIV rates as high as 10
  • President Kibaki claims victory in December 2007
    for a second term in office, prompting a wave of
    unrest. Opposition says polls were rigged.

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