Kenya Map

Kenya is a sovereign state in East Africa. The capital and largest city is Nairobi. Kenya lies on the equator with the Indian Ocean to the south-east, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east.

Population: 44 million, cover 581309 km sq.

The country has a warm and humid climate along its Indian Ocean coastline, with wildlife-rich savannah grasslands inland towards the capital. Nairobi has a cool climate that gets colder approaching Mount Kenya, which has three permanently snow-capped peaks.

The capital, Nairobi, is a regional commercial hub.

The economy of Kenya is the largest by GDP. Agriculture is a major employer and the country traditionally exports tea and coffee, and more recently fresh flowers to Europe. The service industry is a major economic driver. Kenya is a member of the East African Community.

Kibera is a division of Nairobi Area, Kenya, and neighbourhood of the city of Nairobi.

It is the largest slum in Nairobi, and the largest urban slum in Africa.

ageBy the early 1970s landlords were renting out their properties in Kibera to significantly greater numbers of tenants than were permitted by law. The tenants, who are highly impoverished, cannot afford to rent legal housing, finding the rates offered in Kibera to be comparatively affordable. The number of residents in Kibera has increased accordingly despite its unauthorized nature. By 1974, members of the Kikuyu tribe predominated the population of Kibera, and had gained control over administrative positions, which were kept through political patronage.

Mumias is a farmland town in the Western Province of Kenya.

Mumias Sugar Company is a major employer. It also owned the Mumias Sugar Kenyan football club.

Population: 38960

Kilifi is a town on the Kenya East coast.

Kenya’s Poverty Situation

-More than 41,070,900 people live in Kenya

-50% of the people in Kenya live below the poverty line

-40% of the population is unemployed

-17 million Kenyans living in poverty

Kenya ReligionFrequent droughts that hit the country affect food production in many parts of the country leading to poverty levels remaining high.

Evidence of poverty in the heavily affected districts includes: difficulty in accessing health care facilities; food shortages; high levels of unemployment and underemployment; lack of access to education and lack of access to land. The section of the population hardest hit by poverty comprises women, unemployed youth, orphans and people with disabilities.

Poor physical infrastructure particularly roads resulting in poor access to markets, unemployment, lack of access to affordable credit due to high interest rates levied by commercial banks and other financial institutions, high cost of farm inputs and use of poor quality seeds resulting to low returns from agriculture.

HIV/AIDS pandemic and other diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis, gender inequality due to some cultural and traditional values that prevent women especially from achieving their full potential. For example, many cultures do not allow women to own assets such as land or even livestock. This constrains their ability to access credit from financial institutions.

( From Wikipedia)