Kenya

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About Kenya

Kenya is a country in East Africa with a coastline on the Indian Ocean. It is famous for savannah, Lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It’s also home to wildlife such as the Maasai Mara Reserve and Amboseli National Park

The Country’s Economy is based on Telecommunications and Financial activity, Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Tourism

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionAfrica
Capital CityNairobi
Government TypeUnitary presidential constitutional republic
Official LanguagesSwahili, English
Currency Kenyan shilling, KES
Phone Code +254
Important CitiesMombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu, Thika, Malindi, Kitale, Garissa, Kakamega, Kapenguria, Bungoma, Busia,Nyeri, Ol Kalou
National DayIndependence Day (16th Dec)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking56 (Easy)
Primary Industriesagriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, manufacturing, energy, tourism and financial services,
Major Exportshorticultural products and tea, coffee, petroleum products, fish, cement, pyrethrum, and sisal, Coffee, tea, spices, Live trees, plants, cut flowers, Vegetables, Clothing, accessories (not knit or crochet), Fruits, nuts, Knit or crochet clothing, accessories, Vegetable/fruit/nut preparations, Pharmaceuticals.
Major Exports to IndiaFootwear, Animal, Transportation, Minerals, Machinery and Electricals, Stone and Glass, Plastic or Rubber, Food Products, Hides and skins, Textiles and Clothing
Major ImportsMachinery and transportation equipment, oil, petroleum products, motor vehicles, iron and steel, resins and plastics, Refined Petroleum, Packaged Medicaments, Automobiles, Electronics,
Major Imports from IndiaChemicals, Machinery and Electricals, Metals, Plastic or Rubber, Transportation, Wood, Textiles and Clothing, Food Products, Vegetables, Stone and Glass
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral Trade
Bordering NationsEthiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Community of Sahel–Saharan States(CEN-SAD), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa(COMESA), Commonwealth of Nations(CommonWealth), East African Community(EAC), Group of 15(G15), Group of 24(G24), Group of 77(G77), Intergovernmental Authority on Development(IGAD), Indian Ocean Rim Association(IORA), Organisation of African Unity(OAU), Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa(PMAESA), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Mr. Rahul Chhabra
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of India
3, Harambee Avenue, Jeevan Bharati Building, PO Box No.30074-00100, NAIROBI, KENYA
Email: hc.nairobi@mea.gov.in
Phone: 254 2222 566/7, 2225 104, 2224 500
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mr. Willy Kipkorir Bett
Honorable High Commissioner
Kenya High Commission
F-3/12, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-110057
Email: info@kenyahicom-delhi.com
Phone: +91-11-2614 6537, 2614 6538, 2614 6540