The rainy seasons in Kenya
are April to June and October to early December. The coast is hot and
humid all year round but tempered by strong onshore breezes, the
lowlands are hot and dry and the highlands (including Nairobi) are more
temperate and cool at night.
The two official Kenya
languages are English and Swahili (called Kiswahili in the language
itself). Both are taught at schools throughout the country.
The shilling, denoted by KES, is the official currency of Kenya.
Banknotes are issued in the following denominations: 50, 100, 200, 500,
and 1000 Shillings; smaller values are issued as coins with 1 Shilling =
population of Kenya in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 31, 987,
000, which placed it as number 34 in population among the 193 nations of the
world. In that year approximately 3% of the population was over 65 years of
age, with another 44% of the population under 15 years of age.
Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The city and its
surrounding area also forms the Nairobi County.