Located on the equator in eastern Africa, Kenya borders Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, and Tanzania. The country has its southeastern coastline along the Indian Ocean, where there is commercial fishing. Commercial fishing also takes place on the shores of lakes.


Population: 46.7 million
Ethnic Groups: Kikuyu (22%), Luhya (14%), Luo (13%), Kalenjin (12%), Kamba (11%), Kisii (6%), Meru (6%), other African (15%), non-African (Asian, European, and Arab) (1%)
Languages: English (Official), Kiswahili (Official), Indigenous Languages
Religions: Christian (83%), Muslim (11.2%), Traditionalists (1.7%), Other (1.6%), None (2.4%), Unspecified (0.2%)
Capital: Nairobi
CIA: The World Factbook - Last Updated July 11, 2017

Kenyans in Toronto

Kenyan Population:
In Canada: 10,915
In the GTA: 3,960
In Toronto: 2,150

Over 80% of Kenyans call themselves Christians and about 50% identify as evangelicals. There is freedom of religion, but there is growing tension between Christians and Muslims. Other religious minorities in Kenya include Hindus and Sikhs. With such a large Christian population, it is not surprising that Good Friday, Easter Monday, and Christmas are all public holidays. The Muslim festival Idd-ul-fitr is also a public holiday.

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Kenyan Community in Ontario
2528 Spruce Needle Dr.
Toronto, ON

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