Kenya formally known as the Republic of Kenya, is usually a nation in East Africa that lies around the equator. Using the Indian Ocean to its south-east, it is actually bordered by Tanzania to the south, Uganda for the west, South Sudan towards the north-west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia for the north-east.
Kenya features a land area of 580,000 km and a inhabitants of almost 41 million, representing 42 different peoples and cultures. The country is named following Mount Kenya, a important landmark and 2nd among Africa's highest mountain peaks.
Following a referendum and adoption of a brand new structure in August 2010, Kenya has become divided into 47 counties which might be semi-autonomous models of governance. These units are expected to be completely applied by August 2012 - soon enough for the very first common election below the brand new constitution. The counties will be ruled by elected governors and can work impartial from the central government in Nairobi.
The country's geography is as various as its multi-ethnic inhabitants. It has a heat and humid weather along its coastline around the Indian Sea which modifications to wildlife-rich savannah grasslands shifting inland towards the funds Nairobi. Nairobi features a amazing local weather that will get colder approaching Mount Kenya, that has three completely snow-capped peaks. The warm and humid tropical environment reappears additional inland towards lake Victoria, just before providing solution to temperate forested and hilly places within the western region. The North Eastern regions alongside the border with Somalia and Ethiopia are arid and semi-arid areas with near-desert landscapes. The country also has considerable geothermal action that puts plenty of electricity in the nationwide grid.
Kenya's funds city, Nairobi, is situated next to some nationwide park. The nation is well-known for its safaris and diverse world-famous wildlife reserves just like Tsavo National Park, the Maasai Mara, Nakuru National Park, and Aberdares National Park that entice vacationers from all over the world.
Lake Victoria, the world's 2nd largest fresh-water lake (immediately after Lake Exceptional within the US and Canada) plus the world's largest tropical lake, is positioned for the southwest and is shared with Uganda and Tanzania.
- Janeth Jepkosgei