(WIPO code: KE) (last revised December 2020)

by ISEME, KAMAU & MAEMA ADVOCATES, Nairobi

General Information

Area

582,644 sq. km.

Population

53,527,936 (estimated July 2020).

Capital

Nairobi.

Official languages

English and Kiswahili (the new Constitution, 2010).

National Language

Kiswahili; legislation debated in English or Swahili, enacted in English.

Currency

Kenya Shilling (KES).

Economy

Predominantly agricultural; secondary consumer and processing industries. Tourist industry is well advanced and very important to the economy.

Imports

Manufactured goods, machinery, vehicles, fuel oils and lubricants, foodstuffs, chemicals, beverages and tobacco.

Exports

Coffee, tea, sisal, pyrethrum, meat products, cement, soda ash, cotton, hides and skins, wattle bark, pineapples and horticultural products, artifacts.

Principal airport

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi.

Principal seeport

Mombasa.