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According to itypeusa, Kenya is a country located in East Africa, situated on the equator and bordered by Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia. It has a population of over 50 million people and is the largest economy in East Africa. The official language of Kenya is English but there are also numerous local languages spoken by different ethnic groups around the country. The economy of Kenya is largely reliant on agriculture with coffee, tea and horticultural products being the main exports. Tourism is also an important source of revenue for the country with many tourists visiting its world-famous national parks such as Amboseli National Park and Maasai Mara National Reserve. In addition to this, Kenya has become a hub for IT services in Africa with many tech companies setting up offices in Nairobi which has seen an increase in employment opportunities for Kenyans. Kenya has a rich cultural heritage with many different ethnic groups living peacefully side by side. These include the Kikuyu, Maasai, Luo, Kalenjin and Swahili peoples who all have their own unique traditional customs and beliefs. Music, dance and art are integral parts of Kenyan culture with traditional instruments such as drums being used to create beautiful melodies that are still performed today at various festivals throughout the year. Kenya is located in the Eastern Hemisphere and lies in the same time zone as the Eastern African region. Kenya is on East Africa Time (EAT), which is three hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This means that when it is 12 pm UTC, it is 3 pm in Kenya. This time zone applies to all of the country, including Nairobi and Mombasa. During Daylight Savings Time, EAT becomes East Africa Summer Time (EAST), which is two hours ahead of UTC. In addition to this, some parts of Kenya also observe an unofficial time zone called Dar es Salaam Standard Time (DST). DST is two hours ahead of UTC, while EAST is one hour ahead of UTC. These unofficial time zones are observed by some businesses and government offices in certain parts of Kenya. For example, many banks will open at 11 am DST instead of 3 pm EAT during Daylight Savings Time. The use of these unofficial time zones can be confusing for visitors to the country who are not familiar with them. See ebizdir for Kenya Economical Facts.

Kenya Education

Kenya Education

Training The schooling in Kenya was long characterized by the British system, but has become more independent in its structure and curricula since the 1980s. However, English is the main language of instruction. The primary school, which is free of charge, is run by the state; it covers eight years and begins at the age of six. The secondary school covers four years and forms the basis for university studies. The attendance at primary school in 2009 was 82%. The…

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