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Kenya Facts

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
New Year’s Day 1 January
Good Friday (varies)
Easter Monday (varies)
Labour Day 1 May
Madaraka Day 1 June
Moi Day 10 October
Kenyatta Day 20 October
Independence Day 12 December
Christmas Day 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December

Republic of Kenya (formerly British East Africa)

CAPITAL
Nairobi

INDEPENDENCE
12 December 1963

TIME
GMT +3 hours

POPULATION 
28,808,658 (estimated July 1999)

AREA 
582,650 km2 (569,25 km2 land; 13,400 km2 water)

CURRENCY
Kenyan Shilling (KSh)

PRESIDENT 
Mwai Kibaki