Official name: Republic of Kenya
Area: 580 ,367 sq. km
Official languages: English, Kiswahili
Other languages: numerous indigenous languages
Population: 44, 037,656 (July 2013est.)
Religions: Christians 82%, Muslims 11%, Indigenous beliefs 10%
Independence day: 12 December 1963 from Great Britain
Structure of Government:
Executive: The President of the Republic is both Chief of State and Head of Government. The President is elected by absolute majority popular vote for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term only).
Legislative: Bicameral Parliament consisting of a Senate and a House of People's Representatives whose members are elected for a 5-year term
Judicial: The Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the High Court of Justice are the highest courts.
Foreign policy: Kenya is a member of UN, UNAMID, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNMIS, WTO, UPU, WCO, WHO, WMO, WIPO, UNWTO, etc.
GDP: 40,697 billion USD (IMF est. 2012)
Main economic resources: Tourism, petroleum refining, aluminium, steel, tea, coffee, corn, wheat, sugar cane, etc
Major Trading Partners: Uganda, Tanzania, The Netherlands, UK, USA, Egypt, DRC, India, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia.
Mixed system of English common law, Islamic law and customary law.
International: United Nations Treaty Series Online collection
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