Kenya Basic Information

Basic data
Capital Nairobi
Population 53.77 million (source UN 2020)
Language English, Kiswahili, 40 local ethnic languages
Religion Christianity (80%), Muslim (10%), other (10%)
State system parliamentary democracy
Head of State Uhuru Kenyatta
Head of government William Ruto (Deputy Minister)
Currency name Kenyan Shilling (Ksh)
Time shift CET+1h (summer time), CET+2h (winter time)
Economy 2021
Nominal GDP (billion USD) 269.2
Economic growth (%) 6
Inflation (%) 6.1
Unemployment (%) ON


Positive relations with the Czech Republic, in terms of trade exchange and political relations

According to Thesciencetutor, Kenya is a member of EAC and AfCFTA.

It is the most developed, safest and most stable country in the East African region

The government declares efforts to industrialize the country and strengthen agricultural self-sufficiency as part of the government’s Big 4 agenda

The effort to start industry and agriculture, to break out of the position of a country that exports only unprocessed commodities, to the position of a country exporting products with added value.


  • The long-term good name of the Czech Republic helps exports
  • The main export items are agricultural technology, medical technology, defense and security equipment
  • Czech exports to Kenya are stable with a significantly positive trade balance
  • There is a demand not only for finished products, but also for the transfer of know-how
  • Kenya is the gateway to the entire East African Community across industrial sectors

Practical telephone numbers (emergency services, police, firemen, information lines, etc.)

Universal emergency number (free) – police, fire, ambulance 999

  1. Police (National Police Service) Telephone numbers for the public – help in an emergency 999 112 911
  2. Fire Department Universal emergency number including fire: 999 The following numbers can also be called in Nairobi: +254 (0) 20 2344599 (landline) +254 (0) 20 2222181 (landline) +254 (0) 721 456033 (mobile) +254 (0) 722 832930 (mobile)
  3. Medical rescue service and emergency medical services (Ambulance / Emergency Medical Services) Universal number for help in an emergency, including an accident, injury or situation requiring immediate medical care: 999 Emergency Plus (E-Plus)

Ambulance and Medical Services (air and ground rescue service, close cooperation with Kenya Red Cross) 1199 Tel. +254 (0) 700 395395, +254 (0) 738 395395

Red Cross Ambulance / Emergency Tel. +254 (0) 703 037000

St John Ambulance Tel. +254 (0) 721 611555

AMREF Flying Doctors (air ambulance service and clinic based at Wilson Airport in Nairobi) Tel. +254 (0) 206 992299, +254 (0) 206 992222, +254 (0) 730 811811

The Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi Medical Emergency and Emergency +254 (0) 709 931700, +254 (0) 366 2020 / 22

Nairobi Hospital Tel.: +254 (0) 202 722160, +254 (0) 202 714400, mobile +254 (0) 722 204114

The Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa Medical Emergency +254 (0) 415 051000, +254 (0) 722 205110

The Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu Medical Emergency +254 (0) 722 203622 / +254 (0) 733 637566

Important web links and contacts

Office of the President

Government of Kenya

Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government website: Email:,

Ministry of Defense website: Email:

The National Treasury and Planning website: Email:,,

Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: Email:

Ministry of Industrialization, Trade & Enterprise Development website: Email:,

Ministry of Health website: Email:

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation website: E-mail:

Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works website: E-mail: via the template on the page /contact-us

Ministry of Devolution and Arid and Semi-Arid Lands website: Email:,

Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology, Innovation and Youth Affairs website: E-mail:

Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage website: Email:,,

Ministry of Education website: Email:,

Ministry of East African Community and Regional Development website: Email:

Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife website: Email:,

Ministry of Environment and Forestry website: Email:

Ministry of Water and Sanitation website: Email:

Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning website: E-mail: Ministry of Energy website: E-mail: info@

Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender website: Email:

Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice website: Email:

Ministry of Petroleum and Mining website: Email:

Ministry of Labor and Social Protection website: Email:,

Kenya Basic Information