OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Kenya
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Kiswahili, English
MONEY: Kenyan shilling
AREA: 224,081 square miles (580,367 square kilometres)
Kenya is a country rich in wildlife, culture, history, beauty and friendly, welcoming people. Unfortunately, Kenya ranks 147 out of 187 countries according to the United Nation’s Human Development Index (2014). In Kajiado County where we operate, the statistics are even grimmer than the national average.
Only 30.9% of the population under 1 year in Kajiado County are immunised. Only 12.5% of the population has finished high-school, and a mere 55.4% can read and write. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Statistics on illegal practices such as early forced marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are hard to obtain, but it is estimated that 73% of girls in Kajiado County have undergone FGM.
Read more: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/kenya