KENYA is celebrating 52 years of internal self-rule Monday June 1, ahead of full Independence from the United Kingdom which it celebrates on December 12. The country has established itself as the leading East African economy and regional financial, transport, and logistic hub.
It is also a key geopolitical state in the wider eastern Africa security set up.
Despite setbacks in recent years, it remains a tourism destination and well-known internationally for its world-dominating long-distance runners, and more lately Oscar-winning actors like Lupita Nyong’o and the fact that US president Barack Obama’s father was Kenyan.
It seems inconceivable that there is still anything about Kenya that is not widely known, but there might. The country is full of firsts and secrets that might just still still surprise many.
In celebrating its 52nd birthday, here are 10 things you may not know about Kenya: Click “Continue Reading” to see them