Strange But True Facts About Kenya

by Wa Kimani  - January 13, 2023

There is no true meaning of the word KENYA. All there is are a number of myths that explain how the name could have come to be but there is not any one of them that is formerly recognized as the meaning of the word Kenya. All the myths however site Mt. Kenya as the name from which the word Kenya was formed.

Kenya has only two seasons. It experiences the rainy season and the sunny season only owing to the geographical location of the country. It is an equatorial country. The capital City of Kenya is Nairobi which is also the capital city of Nairobi province.

Kenya boasts of being home to the first African woman to ever win the Nobel pace price and that is Professor Wangari Maathai. Kenya also boasts of being home to East Africa’s largest airport namely Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

The vast majority of Kenyans are Protestants. About Seventy percent of Kenyans are Christians with just five to six percent of Kenyans being Muslims. The remaining percentage of Kenyans are adherent to other indigenous religions.

The Embu tribe in Kenya is known for performing a famous dance on stilts while wearing white masks and long black coats. The Masai tribe in Kenya is known for producing individuals who are tall and slender with mastery in the use of hand weapons. They are also known for holding their traditions to date.

The Great Rift Valley found in Kenya was formed about twenty million years ago when the crust of the earth was split. There is a great disparity between the rich and the poor in Kenya. The rich are very rich while the poor are very poor.

The earliest known remains of human fossils were discovered about 2000 BC in Kenya. It is therefore thought that those remains are the ancestors of the present Kenyans. In the world stage of sports, Kenya is known for athletics.



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