Surface:The total land area of Kenya is around 583,000 sq km.
Population: The population of Kenya is 33,830,000 with an ethnic mix of 22%25 Kikuyu, 14%25 Luhya, 13%25 Luo, 12%25 Kalenjin, 11%25 Kamba, 6%25 Kisii, 6%25 Meru and 16%25 others.
System of government: Kenya has a republic government.
Capital: Nairobi, with a population of around 2,818,000 inhabitants, is the capital of Kenya.
Religion: 35%25 Protestant, 30%25 Roman Catholic, 30%25 Muslim, 5%25 others.
Official Language: The official language is English. Swahili is also spoken.
Government: Kenya has a republic government.
Climate: Kenya has a tropical climate. The coastal regions experience hot and humid conditions, while the inland stays cooler.
Units of measure and electricity: Kenya follows the metric system of measurement and the official electricity unit is 220V, 50 Hz.
Time Zone: The Kenyan standard time is GMT + 3.
Currency: Kenyan Shilling (1 € = 90.31 KES).
Travel documents required: Apart from the nationals of certain specified countries, all other nationals require a visa for travel to Kenya.
Nakuru town is located 160 km North west of Nairobi and is the fourth largest urban centre in Kenya after Nairobi, Mombassa and Kisumu. It is situated at an altitude of 1859m above the sea level and it is within the region of the Great Rift Valley whose formation gave rise to a unique natural structure. The town started as a railway station on Kenyan-Uganda railway at the turn of this century. The name 'Nakuru' is derived from Nakurro, the Maasai word meaning a 'dusty place'. The town is located in an environmentally sensitive area. It is sandwiched between Lake Nakuru National Park to the south and the Menengai crater and its associated volcanic landscapes. Further to the North East of the town is the Bahati Escarpment forming the western fridge of the Aberdares Escarpment. Unstable...
KISUMU is a very well located city with a high potential for growth. But I am worried the city planning does not favor the growth. If properly planned it can be a very beautiful place to be. Kisumu other than Mombasa should be a holyday destination for local and tourist. Kisumu despite being 3rd largest city in Kenya, it is perhaps the slowest in growth. Money circulation is too low, subjecting life to be very expensive to lower and middle class. Investment oportunities are also low, to add salt on pepper frequent violence eruptions is harting the allready fragile investment programmes. A lot need to be done to make Kisumu attractive. Edgar.