Welcome to Kenya Cristy Castellanos Mrs. Bowen
History of Kenya • First people to come to Kenya; People that were from Ethiopia • They came for fertile land; good land. • The next people to come were the Yaaku • There were a lot of different groups that came and went. But there were four groups that took up the majority of the population. • Hamitic • Nilotic • Nilo-Hamitic • Bantu • People Along the Coast • Arabs and Persians traded a lot along the Kenyans coast. • They came together and formed a new language Swahili
Location of Kenya • Located on the eastern side of Africa
Religion in Kenya Christian-Protestant 45%Roman Catholic 33%Islam 10%Indigenous Religions 10%Other 2%
How people of Kenya live • In rural areas the houses are made of mud and wooden poles, etc. • People who live in the city usually live in apartments or houses.
Geography and Climate of Kenya • Kenya Is known as the 47th largest country. • The land • Fertile plateau in the east • Low plains in central • The highlands have the highest point in Kenya • Mount Kenya is the second highest in Africa • Kenya has a tropical climate • February and March are the hottest times • The coldest times would be July and August. • From April to June it rains a lot
Kenya and its government • The government type is semi-presidential republic. • This is where the president is both head of state and head of government. • President of Kenya is Mwai Kibaki • 77 years old
Holidays and Festivals Jamhuri Day ; A celebration of independence since 1963. Kenyatta Day; honor of all the heroes who died fighting for independence Madaraka Day; the anniversary of self-government.
Kenya and its Healthcare • Health care in Kenya has a lot of problems due to the outbreak of AIDS/HIVS. • In 5 districts there are 1,700 people living with HIVS. • What have they been doing to help? • They have volunteer people come • They are trying to educate their nurses and doctors
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