About our Kenya News
Latest news for Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, including breaking updates on politics, the economy, tourism, climate change, and social issues.
Kenya, situated in East Africa, is known for its diverse landscapes, rich wildlife, and vibrant culture. It shares borders with Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia. Kenya operates as a presidential republic, with a president as the head of state. The country is divided into 47 counties, with Nairobi serving as its capital and largest city. The country is home to an impressive array of wildlife, including elephants, lions, rhinos, and giraffes, making it a popular destination for safari enthusiasts, which it attracts through 60 national parks and game reserves, the most notable of which are the Tsavo East National Park, the Tsavo West National Park, Maasai Mara, and the Amboseli National Park. The attention this has generated has meant that tourism is the second-largest source of foreign exchange revenue in the country. Other key sectors in the Kenyan economy include agriculture, manufacturing, and services. The country is a leader in innovative mobile banking, with M-Pesa revolutionising financial services for many Kenyans. Despite this, Kenya has numerous challenges including poverty and occasional political tensions.