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Kenya is a country in East Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the northeast, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, and Sudan to the northwest, with the Indian Ocean running along the southeast border.

Kenya is a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President was both the head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system.

On April 13, 2008, President Kibaki named a Grand coalition cabinet of 41 Ministers- including the prime minister and his two deputies - after weeks of tension and uncertainty that had gripped the country following the failure of the president and prime minister designate, Raila Odinga, to agree on how some of the ministries should be shared.

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Between 1974 and 1990, however, Kenya's economic performance declined. Inappropriate agricultural policies, inadequate credit, and poor international terms of trade contributed to the decline in the agriculture & farming industries.

From 1991 to 1993, Kenya had its worst economic performance since independence. Growth in GDP stagnated, and agricultural production shrank at an annual rate of 3.9%. Inflation reached a record 100% in August 1993, and the government's budget deficit was over 10% of GDP. As a result of these combined problems, bilateral & multilateral donors suspended programme aid to Kenya in 1991.

Other cities and towns in Kenya are:-Baragoi, Bungoma, Busia Butere,Dadaab, Diani Beach, Eldoret, Embu, Garissa,Gede, Hola, Homa Bay, Isiolo, Kajiado,  Kakamega, Kakuma, Kapenguria,  Kericho, Kiambu, Kilifi, Kisii, Kisumu,  Kitale,  Lamu, Langata, Lodwar,  Lokichoggio,  Loyangalani, Machakos, Malindi, Mandera,  Maralal,  Marsabit,  Meru, Mombasa,  Moyale, Mumia's, Muranga,Nairobi,  Naivasha, Nakuru, Namanga, Nanyuki, Naro Moru,  Narok, Nyahururu, Nyeri, Ruiru, Shimoni, Takaungu, Thika, Voi, Wajir, Watamu, Webuye, Wundanyi

Country Population: 37,953,800
Country Capital: Nairobi
Country Currency: Kenyan shilling

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