Pray for: Kenya

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Nairobi
Population: 54,985,702
% Urban: 28.5 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 39.2 %
Official Language: English, Swahili
Languages: 74
Literacy Rate: 82 %
HDI Ranking: 143 / 189
% Christian: 82.7 %
% Evangelical: 48.9 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 82.6 %
People Groups: 111
Least Reached People Groups: 32
% Unevangelized: 5 %
Persecution Ranking: 49 / 50

Kenya

Title: Kenya

Tier: 1

Type: country

Kenya is stable at this time, but faces many threats. Droughts in the north resulted in the death of 80% of livestock, and decreased pastureland. Ethnic groups clash violently over limited resources. The fragile environment, the need for land reform, a wide gap between rich and poor, scarce water, and urban slums that quickly spread all create tension in Kenyan society. Many of these fed the ethnic and political violence of 2007-2008. Pray for peace, for wise governance, and for practical, sustainable, long-term solutions that work for the whole of Kenya.

Kenya

Title: Kenya

Tier: 1

Type: country

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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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.