Kenya is located in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania

Kenya is recognized as the home of some of Africa’s most beautiful and best preserved game reserves, yet the human suffering in Kenya is not as well known. Kenya is struggles under poverty, authoritarian political rule, and massive urbanization. The National Council of Churches of Kenya is the world’s largest, providing grassroots development projects throughout the country. The Presbyterian Church of East Africa maintains a network of the best health facilities and educational institutions in the country.

We relate to two partner organizations which deal with problems throughout Africa. They are the All Africa Conference of Churches, Africa’s regional ecumenical body, and the Project for Christian Muslim Relations in Africa, which specializes in promoting understanding between adherents of Africa’s two mission-planted faiths.

Pray for: The clergy and members of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church of Nairobi and their far reaching programs of care and evangelism in Kenya’s capital city.

The patients and staff of the world-class Kikuyu Hospital, operated by the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, and especially for its ophthamalgic unit.

Population (2014 est) – 45,925,301
Population growth rate – 1.93%
Area – 360,600mi
Capital – Nairobi

Ethnic Background

  • Kikuyu – 22% 
  • Luhya – 14% 
  • Luo – 13% 
  • Kalenjin – 12% 
  • Kamba – 11% 
  • Kisii – 6% 
  • Meru – 6%  
  • Other African – 15% 
  • Non-African (Asian, European, and Arab) – 1%

Exports – tea, horticultural products, coffee, petroleum products, fish, cement
Imports – machinery and transportation equipment, petroleum products, motor vehicles, iron and steel, resins and plastics

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 62, F 65
Infant Mortality (2014 est) – 40.71 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 12.6%

People in Mission

    Phyllis Byrd

    Organization of African Instituted Churches, Kenya

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