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Kenya has a population of over 40 million people, with Nairobi as its capital city. Kenya has over 42 tribes with different cultures and language. Kenya is divided into 47 Counties each with its own governance structure under the Governor. Kenya is located in the East Africa region with a strong personality and very motivated to enhance its customs and traditions at the same time contributing towards the development of community initiatives. It has a very beautiful landscape, game parks, museums, wildlife reserves, waterfalls, hot springs and beautiful beaches along costal region.

Kenyans as a whole are some of the friendliest people in the world, warmly welcoming visitors and immediately accepting them into their lives.

Kenya has a strong claim as the ‘cradle of humanity’; much of the oldest fossil evidence in the world has been discovered in Kenya and human life certainly originated in Eastern Africa. In more recent times, Kenya was colonized by the British Empire, gaining its independence in 1963, with Jomo Kenyatta becoming the first president of the newly proclaimed Republic of Kenya in 1964.Compared to many African countries, Kenya has had a relatively peaceful history since independence, but it still struggles economically on both the world-stage and at the individual level. In 2007, hundreds of thousands of people were displaced by violence arising from political and ethnic tensions surrounding the 2007 elections. Many of these people are now living in camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP).

More generally, infrastructure, both physical and organizational, is often poor, leading to potholed roads, an impossibly small education budget, and some of the lowest wages for doctors in the world. Because of this, schools, medical clinics, and other institutions are often understaffed and under provisioned.

Language

The language of the country is English and Kiswahili with over forty-two different languages for every community in Kenya.