The Republic of Kenya

culture of Kenya

The People

Kenya's population is growing 1.1% anually. The population right now is 32.02 million. Nairobi is the capitol of Kenya and about 2 million people live there. Most of the population lives in the southern 2/3 of the country.


Usually famlies in Kenya are very large. People are typically very close to their aunts, uncles, and cousins. Families in rural areas typically have more than one generation living in a household. Women do household chores, men do not.


Kenya's president is Mwai Kibaki. The president is elected to a 5-year-term and has a vice president. Kenya current vice president is Moody Awori. Citizens of Kenya vote at age 18.