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. 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

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.