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Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Kenya), is a country in Eastern Africa. At 580,367 square kilometres (224,081 sq mi), Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by total area. With a population of more than 47.6 million people in the 2019 census, Kenya is the 29th most populous country.
In 1944 Thuku founded and was the first chairman of the multi-tribal Kenya African Study Union (KASU), which in 1946 became the Kenya African Union (KAU). It was an African nationalist organization that demanded access to white-owned land.
Crisis briefing on Kenya post-election violence from Reuters AlertNet; Landau/ Misago: Who to Blame and What's to Gain? Reflections of Space, State, and Violence in Kenya and South Africa, Report and Analysis, Africa Spectrum, Vol.44 N°1 (2009) The Pyramid of Peace
Kenya has several magazines most of which are published monthly and a few are bi-monthly. The magazines cover a range of topics such as business, lifestyle, politics, entertainment, media, and other societal issues. All newspapers that are published are usually accomplished with a magazine in every daily edition.
As at 28 February 2020, NCBA Bank Kenya maintained 64 networked branches and 5 banking agencies in Kenya. NCBA Bank's partnership with the Kenya Post Office Savings Bank enables the provision of cash collection services for its customers through Postbank’s network of 94 branches in Kenya.
Kenya won the Best Leisure Destination award at the World Travel Fair in Shanghai, China, in April 2008. The then permanent secretary in Kenya's Ministry of Tourism, Rebecca Nabutola, stated that the award "goes to testify that Kenya has a unique world acclaimed tourism product. The recognition will no doubt boost Kenya's tourism and enhance ...
The music of Kenya is very diverse, with multiple types of folk music based on the variety over 50 regional languages.. Zanzibaran taarab music has also become popular, as has hip hop, reggae music, soul, soukous, zouk, rock and roll, funk and Europop.
Upon independence, the Government of Kenya acquired 60% shareholding in National & Grindlays Bank. In 1970, the Government took full control of the bank and renamed it to Kenya Commercial Bank Group. KCB Bank Kenya, as it is now known, was incorporated in 2015 as a result of the corporate restructure of Kenya Commercial Bank Group (KCB Group).