The East African nation is tucked between 5 neighbouring countries, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. With a population of 45 million, Kenya has the largest economy in East Africa, with many tech and innovation startups beginning to sprout in its capital of Nairobi, and like many emerging countries, Kenya’s rapid urbanisation means that by 2050, 50% of its population will be living in cities.
The country is known for its Matatu transportation, privately owned minibuses that arose after its independence in 1963, and finally provided a way for citizens to be mobilised across the country. Despite its rich natural resources, high education levels and private sectors, it is said that 95% of the population in Kenya’s rural areas fall beneath the poverty line. Kenya’s constitution guarantees freedom of religion, and with that, the country is a melting pot of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and Sikh.