Kenya Fast Facts
• Named for Mount Kenya (17,057 ft.), 2nd highest peak in Africa after Kilimanjaro
• Diverse geography: from tropical to savannah to mountainous to semiarid and arid (but semiarid land covers about 80 percent of the country)
• Capital: Nairobi
• GDP largest in East and Central Africa
• Population: just over 41 million
• Multi-ethnic population: 42 languages recognized
• All Kenyan pastoralists: about 10 percent of population
• Samburu population: about 200,000
• Samburu district: 20,000 sq km
• Families living in research areas: about 300 in Siambu & 300 in Mbaringon (about 3,000 people in each community)
• Average livestock units per family in 2010: 15
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