Facts about Kenya

Kenya (source: Operation World)

Republic of Kenya


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Area: 582,646 sq km

Most people live in the fertile plateaus of the south and west. Much of the north and east is desert. Only 8.9% of the land is cultivable.

Population: 40,862,900    Annual Growth: 2.67%

Capital: Nairobi

Urbanites: 22.2% 

HDI Rank: 147 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 115 (31% unreached) All peoples
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Official language: English, Swahili    Languages: 74

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Largest Religion: Christian

Challenges for Prayer

Bibles and Bible translation. Most languages have Scripture portions, and 16 indigenous languages have the whole Bible. Pray for the invaluable work of The Bible Society (UBS) and of SIL and the related, but indigenous, work of Bible Translation & Literacy. Together they handle most of the translation, printing and distribution of Scripture, as well as the demanding task of increasing literacy to maximize the impact of the translated Word.

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