Kenya Fast Facts

• Named for Mount Kenya (17,057 ft.), 2nd highest peak in Africa after Kilimanjaro

• Diverse geography: from tropical to savannah to mountainous to semiarid and arid (but semiarid land covers about 80 percent of the country)

• Capital: Nairobi

• GDP largest in East and Central Africa

• Population: just over 41 million

• Multi-ethnic population: 42 languages recognized

• All Kenyan pastoralists: about 10 percent of population

• Samburu population: about 200,000

• Samburu district: 20,000 sq km

• Families living in research areas: about 300 in Siambu & 300 in Mbaringon (about 3,000 people in each community)

• Average livestock units per family in 2010: 15


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