• 2017
  • Kenya covers 581,309 km2 (224,445 sq mi), and had a population of approximately 48 million people in January 2017. (wikipedia.org)
  • The largest shareholder is the Government of Kenya (48.9%), 38.1% is owned by KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd. (in turn owned by a consortium of banks), followed by KLM, which has a 7.8% stake in the company. (wikipedia.org)
  • Kenya Barris and Black-ish also won the 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nairobi
  • Though the threat from terrorism continues to be most pronounced in these areas, a broader terrorism risk throughout the rest of Kenya remains, including within the Nairobi area. (state.gov)
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Kenya located on United Nations Avenue, Nairobi, at +254 (0) 20 363 6451 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m . Monday through Thursday and 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Friday. (state.gov)
  • Steven will go to Kenya as part of his Dream Fellowship to see Animesh Kumar, who works for the UN in Nairobi and also visit Maseno University near Kisumu. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • The climate is cooler in the savannah grasslands around the capital city, Nairobi, and especially closer to Mount Kenya, which has snow permanently on its peaks. (wikipedia.org)
  • The City of Meru is linked to Nairobi by a paved road, whether from the south around the east side of Mount Kenya, via Embu, or from the northwest around the west and north side of Mount Kenya, via Nanyuki and Timau. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mount Kenya is located in central Kenya, the heart of Kenya, about 16.5 kilometres (10.3 mi) south of the equator, around 150 kilometres (93 mi) north-northeast of the capital Nairobi. (wikipedia.org)
  • Meru
  • Meru is a town in eastern Kenya. (wikipedia.org)
  • Within the town, the roads have seen a lot of improvement after the maintenance of urban roads was transferred to the Kenya Urban Roads Authority, which in turn set up its Upper Eastern Regional Headquarters in Meru. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chuka is a town on the eastern slopes of Mount Kenya, in Kenya about 65 km south Of Meru Town. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Chuka are primarily Meru who, having climbed the first slopes of Mt. Kenya, clearing the forest for cultivation (even at present the fields of the Chuka are on the lower section of their country), mixed with the aboriginal inhabitants of the forest and established some kind of contact with the Embu. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2016
  • 13 June 2016 - On his first visit to Kenya, the chief of the United Nations refugee agency received. (un.org)
  • Embu
  • John B. Griffiths, a Welshman minister previously working at the Kenya coast, petitioned the colonial government to grant the entire Embu region to the Methodists as an exclusive religious sphere. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Embu people live to the south-east of Mount Kenya, and believe that the mountain is God's home (the Embu word for God is Ngai or Mwene Njeru). (wikipedia.org)
  • 1963
  • The British colonized Kenya from 1888-1963. (wikipedia.org)
  • Even after Kenya regained independence in 1963, women were still oppressed and not given many opportunities like education except for a small number of young women. (wikipedia.org)
  • When Kenya gained independence in 1963, a few young women were able to attain education because of parents who became involved in religious mission activities since the Colonial era. (wikipedia.org)
  • Kenya obtained independence in December 1963. (wikipedia.org)
  • controversy
  • Controversy over the actual meaning of the word Kenya notwithstanding, it is clear that the mountain's name became widely accepted, pars pro toto, as the name of the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • refers
  • At least one Maasai prayer refers to Mount Kenya: God bless our children, let them be like the olive tree of Morintat, let them grow and expand, let them be like Ngong Hills like Mt. Kenya, like Mt. Kilimanjaro and multiply in number. (wikipedia.org)
  • Airlines
  • The following year, the company formed a charter subsidiary named Kenya Flamingo Airlines, which leased aircraft from the parent airline in order to operate international passenger and cargo services. (wikipedia.org)
  • town
  • Shaba is a town in Kenya, situated 260 km to the southeast of Marsabit and 80 km to the north of the Equator. (wikipedia.org)
  • Kenya portal Transport in Kenya Railway stations in Kenya Konza Technology City Machakos town constituency: CDF allocation by sector and location (2003-6) Central Bureau of Statistics (Kenya): Geographic Dimensions of Well-Being in Kenya Electoral Commission of Kenya: Registration centres by electoral area and constituency Archived June 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. (wikipedia.org)
  • ethnic
  • Prehistoric volcanic eruptions of Mount Kenya (now extinct) may have resulted in its association with divinity and creation among the indigenous Bantu ethnic groups, who are the native inhabitants of the agricultural land surrounding Mount Kenya. (wikipedia.org)
  • Somalia
  • The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the border area between Somalia and Kenya because of threats by the terrorist group al-Shabaab. (state.gov)
  • Somali refugees run from the dust at Ifo camp near Dadaab, about 80km (50 miles) from Liboi on the border with Somalia in north-eastern Kenya, January 8, 2007. (reuters.com)
  • Country
  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts , and Country Specific Information for Kenya . (state.gov)
  • Although one of Africa's more powerful economies, Kenya is still a developing country, and so certain aspects of the country's society and infrastructure may come as a shock to some visitors from developed countries who are unfamiliar with the poverty and poor quality of life experienced by many Kenyans. (wikitravel.org)
  • The University of Maseno is not the biggest and not the highest ranked university in Kenya (although they have improved their position) but nonetheless and interesting to visit being in the west of the country far away from the Capital. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • plains
  • The dry rolling plains of northern Kenya seem an unlikely place for an arms race. (un.org)
  • The Maasai name for Mount Kenya is Ol Donyo Keri, which means 'mountain of stripes', referring to the dark shades as observed from the surrounding plains. (wikipedia.org)
  • area
  • Recent finds near Lake Turkana indicate that hominids like Australopithecus anamensis lived in the area which is now Kenya from around 4.1 million years ago. (princeton.edu)
  • All these cultures arrived in the Mount Kenya area in the last several hundred years. (wikipedia.org)
  • among
  • They are generally agricultural and also keep livestock and occupy what is among the most fertile land in Kenya. (wikipedia.org)
  • central
  • There has been an increase in armed incursions by herders on private farms and wildlife conservancies in Laikipia, Baringo, and Samburu counties in central Kenya. (state.gov)
  • forest
  • In March 2011 the U.S. Ambassador to Kenya announced support for a project to help conserve the Kaya Forest in Kaloleni District. (wikipedia.org)
  • largest
  • This institute grew over the years and merged with two other colleges to become The Kenya Methodist University, Kenya's largest private University. (wikipedia.org)
  • major
  • Mbale has four major banks, namely Barclays Bank, Equity Bank, Co-operative Bank and KCB Bank Kenya Limited. (wikipedia.org)
  • Notice
  • The Kenya Wildlife Services took notice and helped the women learn from successful groups in areas such as the Maasai Mara, in order to improve Umoja's business. (wikipedia.org)
  • period
  • During the Post-Colonial period, women in Kenya continued to live in a society that has a patriarchal order. (wikipedia.org)
  • The African Great Lakes region, which Kenya is a part of, has been inhabited by humans since the Lower Paleolithic period. (wikipedia.org)