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.
Geographical type: Territory
Latitude: 1° N — Longitude: 38° E
Area: 581,309 km²
ISO 3166-2 code: KE
Measures of Freedom
2019: 6.73, Rank: 109, Personal Freedom: 6.59, Economic Freedom: 6.94
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 51, Political Rights: 4, Civil Liberties: 4
2014: 7.14, Rank: 71
Comments on the 21 Sep 2013 Westgate shopping mall shooting in Nairobi, based on reporting on Somalia's situation by Scott Horton and Jeremy Scahill
... Then came the Kenyans, who apparently panicked after luxury resorts near their border had come under attack. In 2011 the Ethiopians reinvaded. Kenyan forces took the port city of Kismayo from al-Shabaab in 2012 and loudly declared victory when the rebels melted away. But the stubborn insurgency continues the fight ...
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