Photos: 'This Is Africa' - A keen look at The Republic of Kenya

African countries have their peculiar challenges like all countries the world over. Amid these challenges are particular characteristics of countries on the continent.

‘This Is Africa (TIA)’ is an Africanews initiative aimed at sharing information about African countries and helping our audiences better discover the continent – in a small but significant way.

For the next twenty weeks, we shall be sharing salient information about an African country such as their currency, political leader, population, date of independence etc.

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Country of the Week: Republic of Kenya

1 – Capital / official languages = Nairobi / English, Swahili
2 – Currency = Kenyan Shillings (KES)
3 – Current president / PM = President Uhuru Kenyatta
4 – Population estimate = Over 49 million (2017)
5 – Independence Day = December 12, 1963 from Britain
6 – Country codes: internet (.ke), telephone (+254)

The Kenyan flag

Kenyan Shillings

_Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta

Aerial photo of Kenyan capital, Nairobi