Christianity is the main religion in Kenya. As of 2019, over 85 percent of the population identified as Christians, among which 33.4 percent were Protestants, 20.6 percent Catholics, 20.4 percent Evangelicals, and seven percent from African Instituted Churches.
How religious is Kenya?
The government estimates as of 2019 approximately 85.5 percent of the total population is Christian and 11 percent Muslim. Groups constituting less than 2 percent of the population include Hindus, Sikhs, Baha’is, and those adhering to various traditional religious beliefs.
What was the religion in Kenya before Christianity?
Prior to the advent of Christianity in Kenya, the nation’s native people practiced a number of traditional tribal beliefs. Each tribe typically practised monotheism – the belief that there was a single God, known as ‘Ngai’ or ‘Were’ among other names.
What is the leading cause of death in Kenya?
HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections were the most frequent cause of casualties in Kenya as of 2019, with a rate of almost 104 deaths per 100,000. That year, Kenya was the fourth country worldwide with the highest number of AIDS-related deaths.
Is Kenya a poor country?
Kenya is a lower-middle income economy. Although Kenya’s economy is the largest and most developed in eastern and central Africa, 36.1% (2015/2016) of its population lives below the international poverty line. This severe poverty is mainly caused by economic inequality, government corruption and health problems.
What is the main food of Kenya?
Staples are maize and other cereals depending on the region, including millet and sorghum eaten with various meats and vegetables. The foods that are universally eaten in Kenya are ugali, sukuma wiki, and nyama choma. Kenya’s coastal cuisine is unique and highly regarded throughout the country.
What is the language and religion of Kenya?
The Swahili language and people emerged as a result of the intermarriage between the local people (the Bantu) and Arab Muslims who moved to Kenya. Today, Islam is the second most widely practised religion in Kenya.