Official Name: The Republic of Kenya
Sovereign Status: Sovereign Country
Government Type: Presidential Republic
Official Name (Local Language): Jamhuri ya Kenya
ISO Country Codes: KE : KEN
Internet Domain: .ke
Government Web Site:
Capital: Nairobi Main Airports: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Moi International Airport
Language(s): English;Swahili Population: 54,685,051
Currency: Kenyan Shilling ISO Currency Code: KES
Telephone Dial In: +254 ID Prefix: 000


Government Website:
Sovereign Ratings:
Central Bank: Central Bank of Kenya
Currency USD Exchange Rate: 111.45 Kenyan shillings (KES) per US dollar (2020 est.)
Unemployment Rate: 40% (2013 est.)
Population below poverty line: 36.1% (2016 est.)
Inflation Rate: 5.1% (2019 est.)
Prime Lending Rate: 11.99% (Nov-20 - TradingEconomics)
GDP: $95.52 billion (2019 est.)
GDP Pro Capita (PPP): $4,330 (2019 est.)
Currency Name: Kenyan Shilling
Currency Code: KES
World Bank Classification: Lower Middle Income

GDP Composition:

Agriculture: 32.7% tea, coffee, corn, wheat, sugarcane, fruit, vegetables; dairy products, beef, fish, pork, poultry, eggs
Industry: 18% small-scale consumer goods (plastic, furniture, batteries, textiles, clothing, soap, cigarettes, flour), agricultural products, horticulture, oil refining; aluminum, steel, lead; cement, commercial ship repair, tourism
Services: 49.3%

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Factbook

Financial Exchanges:
Stock & Securities Exchange: Nairobi Securities Exchange Ltd. ;

National Statistics Office:


Subject to Country Specific Sanctions? NO

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Business Language(s): English; Swahili
Customs & Excise: Kenya Revenue Authorit
Development Bank(s): African Development Bank; Development Bank of Kenya; East African Development Bank; Trade and Development Bank;
National Standards Bureau: Kenya Bureau of Standards
Competitive Ind’l Performance: 95/141 (2019) Corruption Perceptions Index: 124/180 (2020)
Ease of Doing Business: 56/190 (2019) Enabling Trade Index: 77/136 (2016)
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Eximbank: Afreximbank ; Export Credit Agency: Caribbean Export Development Agency ; Export Insurance Agency: The African Trade Insurance Agency ;

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Export Promotion Agency: Export Promotion Council ; Investment Agency: Kenya Investment Authority ;