|% Urban:||28.5 %|
|Population Under 15 Yrs:||39.2 %|
|Official Language:||English, Swahili|
|Literacy Rate:||82 %|
|Life Expectancy:||61.4 yrs (213/236)|
|HDI Ranking:||143 / 189|
|% Christian:||82.7 %|
|% Evangelical:||48.9 %|
|% Largest Religion:||82.6 %|
|Least Reached People Groups:||32|
|% Unevangelized:||5 %|
Kenya is stable at this time, but faces many threats. Ethnic groups clash violently over limited resources, which are themselves environmentally fragile. The fast-growing population, widespread poverty, spreading urban slums, and urgent need for land reform create tension in Kenyan society. Kenya shares borders with Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, and South Sudan – all notorious for upheaval. The political scene is fraught with tribalism and corruption. Pray for peace, for wise governance, and for practical, sustainable, long-term solutions that work for the whole of Kenya.
Kenya has a massive evangelical presence. Nearly 50% of the population are affiliated to evangelical churches, from Protestant, Independent, Anglican, and Catholic backgrounds! Pentecostals especially experienced rapid growth. Overall, 82% of Kenyans call themselves “Christian”. Why then does Kenya have so much poverty, and such corruption? With so much corruption, terrorists and international drug traffickers use Kenya as a base. Pray for Christians to unite to oppose wrongdoing, and to promote policies that honour God. Kenya needs a just and honest government that will uplift the poor and punish the wicked.
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