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Kenyaâ's environment is varied, with differing ecosystems throughout the country. Only 8% of Kenyaâ's land is arable due to its arid and semi-arid regions.1 However, a large percentage of the population works in agriculture. Environmental issues include soil erosion, deforestation, water pollution, and desertification.2 Kenya is characterized by drought, especially the severe drought beginning in 2006 which endangered nearly 3.5 million citizensâ' ability to survive.3 Environmental issues are caused by more than mere weather concerns, however. Pesticide use by farmers has corrupted water sources and many unsustainable farming methods threaten the environmentâ's future.4 Deforestation brings about soil erosion, which affects both peopleâ's livelihoods and the habitats of local fauna.5 Animals are also affected by nomadic tribes becoming more stationary, impeding on land they did not ...See More used to stay in.6 Air pollution and water pollution in urban centers are also problematic environmental concerns.7 Show Less

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1 http://www.fsdinternational.org/country/kenya/envissues
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5http://www.forestpeoples.org/sites/fpp/files/publication/2013/07/draftnationalwildlifeconservation-and-management-policy-2012.pdf
6 http://www.fsdinternational.org/country/kenya/envissues
7 http://unstats.un.org/unsd/environment/envpdf/UNSD_UNEP_ECA%20Workshop/Kenya.pdf
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Kenya News

Voice of America 
According to the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program in Kenya, the major factor responsible for the large TB disease burden in Kenya is the concurrent HIV epidemic. Contributing factors include poverty and social deprivation leading ... See more..
FloTrack 
Will a Kenyan or Ethiopian win? Yes, though there is a small chance that the Kenyan-born Bahraini Ruth Jebet wins in an upset. Jebet is not a particularly credentialed cross country runner--according to Tilastopaja, she hasn't won any of the nine cross ... See more..
The Standard (press release) 
Addressing delegates who had accompanied President Uhuru when he had gone to seek bilateral trade ties between Tanzania and Kenya president Magufuli said that it is very sad to see a country with few ethnic tribes than Tanzania struggle with tribalism ... See more..
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The Standard (press release) 
Maiden hole - in - one at the Kenya open after 49 years. Finland's Oliver Lindell takes a selfie of the Sh6.9m Ford Ranger WildTrak at the 2017 Barclays Kenya Open.March 24, 2017 after holing out an eagle at the 13th hole Par-3 at Muthaiga Golf Club, ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
UNICEF has revised its Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) requirements for Kenya from US$23 million to US$41 million to meet the increased humanitarian needs of children in the country due to the rapidly deteriorating drought situation as well as ... See more..
The Star, Kenya 
If Kenya voted today, President Uhuru Kenyatta would defeat opposition chief Raila Odinga by 51 per cent to 24 per cent in the first round, a Star survey indicates. However, the poll by the newspaper's research department indicates Raila remains by far ... See more..
BBC News 
Kenya has become the first country to exclusively sell government bonds to citizens via their mobile phones, as it seeks new ways of raising money. The country is already a pioneer in the use of mobile money. The government is looking to tap into that ... See more..
Aljazeera.com 
Kenyan authorities have charged an IT expert with hacking into the country's tax authority and stealing almost $40m, according to local media. Alex Mutunga Mutuku, 28, is accused of belonging to a syndicate of electronic fraudsters who steal money from ... See more..
The Standard (press release) 
Kenya will be banking on skipper Victor Wanyama, who has been having an awe-inspiring form at Tottenham Hotspur this season. Ugandans under coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic are pegging their hopes on SC Villa talisman, Emmanuel Okwi and Godfrey ... See more..
Konbini 
Kenya has tried to ban polythene bags twice before, in 2007 and 2011, without much success – but it seems like the third time might be the charm. A few weeks ago, environment minister Judi W. Wakhungu gave the order to ban the manufacturing and ... See more..
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Geography

Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania
Area

Total 580,367 sq km
Land 569,140 sq km
Water 11,227 sq km

Climate

varies from tropical along coast to arid in interior ;
Natural Resources

limestone, soda ash, salt, gemstones, fluorspar, zinc, diatomite, gypsum, wildlife, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

recurring drought; flooding during rainy seasons

volcanism: limited volcanic activity; the Barrier (elev. 1,032 m) last erupted in 1921; South Island is the only other historically active volcano limited volcanic activity; the Barrier (elev. 1,032 m) last erupted in 1921; South Island is the only other historically active volcano ;
Current Environmental Issues

water pollution from urban and industrial wastes; degradation of water quality from increased use of pesticides and fertilizers; water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria; deforestation; soil erosion; desertification; poaching ;

Demographics

Nationality
Kenyan
Population
44,037,656 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Kenya has been hampered by corruption and by reliance upon several primary goods whose prices have remained low. Low infrastructure investment threatens Kenya's long-term position as the largest East African economy. In the key December 2002 elections, Daniel MOI's 24-year-old reign ended, and a new opposition government took on the formidable economic problems facing the nation. After some early progress in rooting out corruption and encouraging donor support, the KIBAKI government was rocked by high-level graft scandals in 2005 and 2006. In 2006, the World Bank and IMF delayed loans pending action by the government on corruption. The international financial ...See More institutions and donors have since resumed lending, despite little action on the government''s part to deal with corruption. Unemployment is very high. The country has experienced chronic budget deficits, inflationary pressures, and sharp currency depreciation - as a result of high food and fuel import prices. The discovery of oil in March 2012 provides an opportunity for Kenya to balance its growing trade deficit if the deposits are found to be commercially viable and Kenya is able to develop a port and pipeline to export its oil. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$77.14 billion (2012 est.); $73.67 billion (2011 est.); $70.58 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

11.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 11% of GDP (2011 est.); 11.9% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

tea, coffee, corn, wheat, sugarcane, fruit, vegetables; dairy products, beef, pork, poultry, eggs
Industries

small-scale consumer goods (plastic, furniture, batteries, textiles, clothing, soap, cigarettes, flour), agricultural products, horticulture, oil refining; aluminum, steel, lead; cement, commercial ship repair, tourism