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Republic of Kenya


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Area: 582,646 sq km

Most people live in the fertile plateaus of the south and west. Much of the north and east is desert. Only 8.9% of the land is cultivable.

Population: 40,862,900    Annual Growth: 2.67%

Capital: Nairobi

Urbanites: 22.2%

HDI Rank: 147 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 115 (31% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: English, Swahili    Languages: 74 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Challenges for Prayer

Foreign missions have seen great fruit in Kenya, but their role is changing. Since Kenyans are clearly capable of leading national ministries, expats focus more on partnering with nationals in pioneer outreach, Bible teaching and service ministries. Many agencies have supportive, global or regional ministries in Kenya – hence the large missionary population. Some major agencies: AIM, AoG, IMB, Diguna, WGM, BBF, CC/CC, DMG, FIDA.

     For an additional 11 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Kenya.