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
2014: 6.75, Rank: 88, Personal Freedom: 6.36, Economic Freedom: 7.14, Democracy Index: 5.09
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 51, Political Rights: 4, Civil Liberties: 4
2014: 7.14, Rank: 71
Commentary on the 21 Sep 2013 Westgate shopping mall shooting in Nairobi, based on reporting by Scott Horton and Jeremy Scahill
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