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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
RegionEast Africa
Capital CityNairobi
Government TypePresidential Republic
Official LanguagesSwahili, English
CurrencyKenyan shilling, KES
Phone Code +254
Important CitiesMombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu, Thika, Malindi, Kitale, Garissa, Kakamega, Kapenguria, Bungoma, Busia,Nyeri, Ol Kalou
National DayIndependence Day (12th Dec)
GDP (nominal)USD 112.749 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking56
Primary Industriesagriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, manufacturing, energy, tourism and financial services,
Foreign Relations
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)
Major ExportsSpices, Plants and Flowers, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Edible Oils & Seeds, Fruits and Nuts, Fashion and Apparel, Vegetables and Related Products, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Retail & Fmcg Products, Chemical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Animal Meat and Food Preperations
Major ImportsVegetables and Related Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Fashion and Apparel, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Retail & Fmcg Products, Chemical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Machinery & Appliances, Books and Papers, Electrical Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Silk & Textiles
Total Exports ValueUSD 7.391 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 21.128 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 13.737 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral Trade
Major Exports to IndiaChemical Products, Spices, Vegetables and Related Products, Live Animals and Animal Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Silk & Textiles, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Gems & Jewellery, Edible Oils & Seeds, Wood and Pulp, Plants and Flowers
Major Imports from IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Cereals & Pulses, Plastics and Products, Books and Papers, Electrical Products, Chemical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Rubber and Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Ceramic Products, Silk & Textiles, Instruments & Optical Solutions
India's Imports ValueUSD 116.68 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 3,273.66 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 113.68 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for KenyaHigh Commission of India in Somalia ( Accredited to Kenya)
H.E. Ms. Namgya C. Khampa
Honourable High Commissioner
3, Harambee Avenue, Jeevan Bharati Building, PO Box No.30074-00100, NAIROBI, KENYA
254 2222 566/7, 2225 104, 2224 500

Assistant High Commission of India in Mombasa
H.E. Mr. Shyam Sunder Dewani
Assistant High Commissioner
3rd Floor, Bank of India Building Nkrumah Road, PO Box No. 90614, Mombasa
2224433, 2311051

Embassy Details of Kenya in IndiaKenya High Commission
H.E. Mr. Willy Kipkorir Bett
High Commissioner
A-15/14, Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-2614 6537, 2614 6538, 2614 6540 (O)

Honorary Consulate of kenya in Mumbai
H.E. Mr. R.A. goenka
Honorary Consul
73, Maker Chambers 7th floor, Nariman Point Mumbai-400021
022-22029130/9022 (O)

Honorary Consulate of kenya in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Pranay Poddar
Honorary Consul
8/1 RUSSA Road East 1st Lane kolkata700033
+913340051640 (O)