- Kenya is located in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania
- Kenya is five times the size of Ohio
- Tropical climate on the coast, arid on the interior
- Kenya's landscape is low plains that rise to central highlands bisected by Great Rift Valley, which is a fertile plateau in west
- Natural resources include limestone, soda ash, salt, gemstones, fluorspar, zinc, diatomite, gypsum, hydropower
- Standing at 17,057, Mt. Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa
- Kenya has a population of 46,790,758
- Kenya has two official languages, English and Kiswahili, but there are many other indigenous languages spoken there as well.
- The total population's life expectancy at birth is 64 years old.
- A woman's life expectancy is 65 years and a man's is 62.
- In Kenya, most people over the age of fifteen can read and write.
- The literacy of the total population is 78%
The Mau Mau Uprising
The Mau Mau Uprising was a result of Kenyans wanting to be an independent country. The tribes, Kikuyu, Embu, Meru and Kamba met in secret and made an oath of unity and secrecy to fight for their freedom. Kenya was put in a state of emergency from October 1952 to December 1959 because of the Mau Mau. Hundreds of Kenyans were arrested and put in detention camps over this time period. After a huge loss for the Kenyans, the state of emergency was ended, and with that, the Mau Mau Uprising was over.