Kenya is a country that is located in East Africa. The country is home to 43.5 million people, while its capital city of Nairobi is home to 3.1 million people. Nairobi is also the largest city in the country. Kenya has a hot climate due to its location. It lies directly on the equator, and is surrounded by Uganda to the south, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia to the north. The country’s official languages are Swahili and English. It does not have an official religion, though; Christianity is highly prevalent throughout the country. Kenya uses the Kenyan shilling for their currency. Their flag is comprised of three colors, black, red with white edges, and green. In the middle of the horizontal flag is a red, white and black Maasai shield. The Maasai shield is a traditional symbol in Kenya that is used to symbolize the defense of the country.
Kenya is widely known around the world for its distance runners. The country frequently has runners win Olympic medals for middle and distance running.
Kenyan’s drink all of their beverages at room temperature. Many Kenyans don’t own refrigerators, so they keep their food products and drinks at room temperature.
Kenyan men can have more than one wife if they want.
Dowries are still traditional in Kenya. The groom’s parents must pay a dowry to the bride’s family otherwise their son will not be able to wed his bride. Dowries start at 10 cows.
Most Kenyans sleep under a mosquito tent in order to keep from getting bit. Many diseases can be transferred by mosquito bites, so sleeping under a net is also a safety precaution.
It is free for children to attend school in Kenya, but many children do not go, as they are too busy helping their families work the land, fetch water, and other necessary tasks.
Kenyans use songs, poems, and stories to pass down their culture from generation to generation.
In Kenya, a child is generally raised by the community as a whole not just the mom and dad. Kenyans value community and family above all else.
Ugali is a Kenyan food staple. It is made with flour and is typically served with stew.
Dancing, storytelling, and bullfighting are popular activities that Kenyans partake in for entertainment.
Even though coffee is a popular export that contributes to the economy, most Kenyans prefer to drink tea instead.
Kenyans drive on the left side of the road.
Kenya is a beautiful country that is home to over 40 ethnic communities. Its people are very relaxed, and often can be found working in the fields or in some sector of agriculture. The country’s climate ranges from tropical on the coast to very hot and arid in its interior. Each year, thousands of people visit Kenya to see the wonderful wildlife and nature that the country has to offer. It is a great place to visit and to see wildlife.