#5:. Kenya was the first country to introduce Islamic banking in the Eastern and Central African region, a decade ago.
According to the Kenya Bankers Association, Islamic banking is a system of conducting trade and banking activities in line with the principles of Islamic Shari’ah, avoiding prohibited activities such as interest or Riba, Gharar, financing of haram trade and businesses.
#6:. Despite the wars the country is facing with regards to wildlife conflict and poaching, Kenya strives to be a leader in ecotourism.
It was the first African country to establish an Ecotourism Society, the first to set up a certification scheme to evaluate performance of hotels/lodges based on eco-principles and hence among the first countries to lend credence to the concept of ecotourism through practice.