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Kenya is an African country with vast mountains and beautiful scenery. It has diverse coastal waters, sanbanks, rivers, waterfalls, lakes and deserts. This land is home to a wide variety of plants and wildlife, such as hippos, cheetahs, hyenas, snakes, rhinos, lions and leopards.

There are more than 65 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, and each area has unique wildlife. The 20 hectares of tropical rainforest contains more bird species than the whole of Europe. Many of Kenya’s native flora can not be found anywhere else in the world.

In addition, Kenyan culture reflects the mixed influence of Africa, India, and the United Kingdom, and in many respects is similar to the traditions and superstitions of Uganda and Tanzania.

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Kenya, formerly known as British East Africa, became independent in 1963 and established a republic in 1964.

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Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is an cosmopolitan place offering a variety of accommodations. There are many restaurants in Nairobi that serve a variety of cuisines from monkeys to antelopes.

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Compared with other third world countries, Kenya is a multicultural country composed of many ethnic groups.

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This flag was designed by the Kenya African National Union (KANU); the dominant political party until 2002.

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Protection is a global effort, and African countries are doing their part to protect the gift of ecology. Unlike Peru and Ethiopia, Kenya has introduced wildlife protection into public school curricula. African countries have a well-documented organization of cooperation with international protection.

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Since democratic elections in 2002, Kenya has become more stable. From 1963 to 2002, Kenya was a dictatorship.

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The people of Kenya have many idols: Henry Rono (runner), Richard Liki (paleontologist and environmentalist), Mama Ngima (former first lady of Kenya), Louise Liki (paleontology) Scientist), Philip Leeki (businessman), Wangari Matei (environmentalist), Grace Ogot (writer), Rebecca Njau (writer) and Kipchoge Keino (runner).

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In 2004, Wangari Maathai won the Nobel Peace Prize for his contributions to women’s rights, ecology and democracy. Wangari became the second African woman to win the Nobel Prize. She is a truly important role model in the world.

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Since 1963, the economy has been centered on tourism. Kenya is one of the most prosperous black countries in Africa.

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British runner Paul Evans once said: “In the past four Olympic Games, only two European men have entered the third stop. One of them is Italy’s Baldini, who won in Athens.” . This is a matter of numbers. There are not many Europeans. In Kenya, you have thousands of new athletes every year…

Of course, Kenya is famous for its athletes. Physical education is an important subject in every elementary school, middle school and university. The African country is the birthplace of Henry Rono, and he is one of the best runners of the 20th century. In 1978, Henry broke four world records: 3000 meters obstacle course (8:05.4), 5000 (13:08,4), 3000 meters (7:32.1) and 10,000 meters (7.32.1). In 1980, Henry won the qualification game for Kenya’s 1980 Moscow Olympic team. However, Kenya boycotted the Olympic Games held in Moscow that year to protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. This supreme athlete is an idol for millions of Kenyans and a symbol of Africa.

Today, Kenyan Bernard Barmasi became the fastest man in the 3,000-meter obstacle race with a time of 7 minutes and 55.72 seconds.

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UNESCO has listed Turkana Lake National Park and Mount Kenya National Park as World Heritage Sites.

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In fact, Isak Dinesen, the most well-known name is Karen Dixen, she likes Kenya very much. Her first novel “Out of Africa” ​​(1938) focused on the Kenyan landscape. In addition, “Out of Africa” ​​is also the basis for a Hollywood movie starring Meryl Streep, one of America’s best actresses in 1985.

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The most popular sports are cricket, track and field, boxing, football, volleyball, rugby, tennis and hockey.



Source by Alejandro Guevara Onofre

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