Territory in east central Africa, ruled since 1964 by the Republic of Kenya

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya(Swahili: Jamhuri ya Kenya), is a country in Africa. Kenya's territory lies on the equator and overlies the East African Rift, covering a diverse and expansive terrain that extends roughly from Lake Victoria to Lake Turkana (formerly called Lake Rudolf) and further southeast to the Indian Ocean. It is bordered by Tanzania to the south and southwest, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the northeast. Kenya covers 581,309 km² and has a population of approximately 48 million. Kenya's capital and largest city is Nairobi, while its oldest city and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu City is the third largest city and a critical inland port at Lake Victoria. Other important urban centers include Nakuru and Eldoret.

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.75, Rank: 88, Personal Freedom: 6.36, Economic Freedom: 7.14, Democracy Index: 5.09
Kenya | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 51, Political Rights: 4, Civil Liberties: 4
"During 2015, the precarious domestic security situation in Kenya continued. In April, the Somali extremist group the Shabaab attacked Garissa University College in northeastern Kenya, killing 148 students and injuring more than 100. Following the siege, Cabinet Secretary for Interior Joseph Nkaissery said that, despite intelligence warnings of an attack, local security officials had done little to prepare. Nine regional officials were suspended over the response to the siege."
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.14, Rank: 71


The Kenyan Massacre’s Roots in America's Somalia Policy, by Sheldon Richman, 24 Sep 2013
Commentary on the 21 Sep 2013 Westgate shopping mall shooting in Nairobi, based on reporting by Jeremy Scahill and Scott Horton
"The horrendous attack in Nairobi has the news media abuzz over possible terrorist threats to 'soft targets' such as shopping malls, not only in Africa but also in the United States itself. As we think about this, we should realize that this is a threat made in Washington, DC. How many times do we have to experience what the CIA calls 'blowback' before the American people cry, 'Enough!'"
Related Topic: Somalia

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