INTRO TO COUNTRY
Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses Savannah, Lakeland, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It's also home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos.
Kenya has 13 main ethnic groups and 27 other smaller ones. Kenya comprises a majority of Bantu tribes, which include Luhyas, Kikuyus, and Kambas. The Nilotic group includes tribes such as the Maasai, Kalenjin, Luo, and Turkana. People in the Hamitic group include Samburu, Rendille and Trukana. There are 13 percent non-Kenyans in the country, mostly from India, Europe, and the Middle East. Kenya has a wide range of music from traditional folk music to popular international music, such as benga and afro-fusion. They also have a good understanding of art. They have ancient petroglyphs featuring human and animal figures near Lake Turkana, as well as rock carvings.
An important Kenya point of interest is the Island of Mfangano that is officially part of Homa Bay County. Mfangano is located in the eastern part of Lake Victoria near the opening of the Winam Gulf. The Island is largely populated with the Olusba or Suba people (16, 282, 1999 census). The economy is fragile and there is a great opportunity for those seeking to assist with micro-business education and developing infrastructure for long sustainable economic, quality of life and wellness programs.
The recent coronavirus outbreak has largely impacted Kenya's economy.. In addition to the limited employment opportunities and the meager wages, they face a severe food shortage which is a major concern. In addition, the outbreak affected the country's healthcare system and education system.