Things to know about Kenya

Kenya Flag Kenya is a country in eastern Africa, washed by the Indian Ocean, bordered to the north by Sudan and Ethiopia, to the east by Somalia and to the south by Tanzania. Kenya, with its capital Nairobi, is Kenya has more than 400 km of coastline bordered by the islands of (Lamu, Pat), separated from the Indian Ocean by coral reefs.

Kenya is divided into eight administrative districts with a great deal of independence granted to the local authorities, who collect their own taxes to finance public health and education, road or construction projects, and social security plans, the capital Nairobi is the largest city.


English (official), Kiswahili (official). Along the coasts and in the center of the country, there are Bantu languages. Swahili is part of a special case among Bantu languages: Swahili is not only an official language common with English, but it serves inter-ethnic communication because it is known by more than 60% of the population. This language is divided into several types


The Regional Center for Trade and Finance in East Africa, Kenya was hampered by corruption and dependence on many commodities whose prices remained low. The severe drought exacerbated Kenya's problems, causing water and energy savings and reducing agricultural production. Weak commodity prices, rampant corruption, and low investment have limited economic growth in Kenya, delaying growth due to erratic rains, low investor confidence, low donor support, and political fighting until the elections, and a new opposition government has taken on the enormous economic problems facing the nation.


Secondary education is not compulsory in Kenya, but every eight years of primary education are free and compulsory. Language policy in the educational system has proven to be a failure, with no mobilization and planning. In fact, the so-called “linguistic region” policy was not necessarily met. It should be noted that there are many municipalities where teachers have decided to make English the "language of the school district", and they are left to their discretion. African languages, with the exception of Kiswahili, are not taught in Kenyan schools, where examinations are conducted in English. In many schools, internal regulations prohibit speaking or writing in the mother tongue of pupils.

There are five universities in Kenya: two universities are located in the capital (the University of Nairobi and the University of Kenyatta), other universities are located in Nakuru (Egerton University), Eldoret (Moi University), not to mention the Faculty of Agriculture and Technology at Jomo Kenyatta University. The language of instruction is usually English, but lessons can be given in Swahili.

Kenyan News Media

The headlines of the five Kenyan daily newspapers, all published in Nairobi, are distributed among the first three newspapers, two are in English (Daily Nation and The Standard), and one is in Swahili (Taifa Leo). Several English newspapers and magazines: Coast Week, Analyst, East African, East African Standard, Financial Standard, Karen'gata Chronicle, Kenya Times, Media Africa, Wananchi, Weekly Review, etc. The Kenya Radio Corporation runs radio and television stations to broadcast programs in English, African, and Asian languages.