• Kenya


    Agriculture is a major economic driver in Kenya – floriculture especially. Cut flowers and tea are its biggest exports. The country is a founding member of the East African Community and its capital, Nairobi, is a regional commercial hub. While Kenya has had the largest East African economy for a while, this has been hampered by its reliance on several primary goods whose prices have remained low. Its government, however, has prioritised infrastructure development.

    Name Republic of Kenya

    Capital Nairobi

    Frequency of elections Every five years

    Name of parliament National Assembly of Kenya

    Parliament website www.parliament.go.ke

    Languages English, Kiswahili

    Area 580 367 km2

    Population 45 010 056 (July 2014 est)

    Imports Machinery and transportation equipment, petroleum products, motor vehicles, iron and steel, resins and plastics

    Exports Tea, horticultural products, coffee, petroleum products, fish, cement

    Currency Kenyan shilling

    Source: CIA World Factbook
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