Facts & Figures

Country: Republic of Kenya

Population: 41.6 million (UN, 2011 estimate)

Capital: Nairobi

Area: 582,646 sq km (224,961 sq miles)

Main languages: English (official), Swahili (official), numerous indigenous languages

Main religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs

Life expectancy: 60 (WHO, 2011)

Literacy Rate: Adult [15+] 87%, Youth [15-24] 93% (UNESCO, 2010)

Urban Population (% of total): 24% (UN, 2012)

Population under 18 years: 20.3 million (UNICEF, 2011)

Child mortality: 73 children in every 1,000 likely to die before 5 years (WHO, 2011)

Child nutrition: 16.4% of children below 5 years underweight (WHO, 2012)

Number of children (0-17) who have lost one/both parents: 2.6 million (UNICEF, 2011)