Kenya

Background

The Republic of Kenya is located in East Africa and bordered by South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast. At 580,367 square kilometres (224,081 sq mi), Kenya is the world’s 48th largest country by total area.It encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It’s also home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos. From Nairobi, the capital, safaris visit the Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania’s 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro. Its first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu City is the third largest city and also an inland port on Lake Victoria.

Country Profile

Head of State: H.E Uhuru Kenyatta

Capital City: Nairobi

Independence Day: December 12, 1963

Languages: English and Swahili. Other regional tribes are Kikuyu, Luhya, Luo, Meru, Kalenjin and Kamba

GDP: 87.9 Billion 

Currency: Kenya Shillings

Area/Size of country (km²): 580,367 km²

Natural resources: limestone, soda ash, salt, gemstones, fluorspar, zinc, diatomite, oil, gas, gypsum, wildlife and hydropower 

Time Zone: (GMT+3)

Government website link

Ministry Responsible for COMESA Affairs

Honourable
Betty
Maina,
CBS

Cabinet Secretary

Ministry of Industrialization, Trade & Enterprise Development

Social Security House, BLOCK ‘A’

P.O. BOX 30547-00100

Kenyatta Avenue

NAIROBI

Tel 00 254-20-2731531/2-44

Fax 00-254-20-

E-mail : E-mail : cs.moied@gmail.com

 Website: www.industrialization.go.ke

Permanent Representative to COMESA

Ambassador
Johnson Weru

Principal Secretary

State Department for Trade

Ministry of Industry, Trade and
Cooperatives

P.O. Box 30430-00100

NAIROBI

Kenya

Tel: +254 20 310983, 315008

Fax: +254 20 3313600

Email: psfortrade@gmail.com;
b_makau@yahoo.co.uk; jnwkario@gmail.com