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- Stats for Kenya
Top 25 Stats
Total Christians- 33.8 M (22nd); Total Evangelicals- 20.0 M (6th); Percent of Country Who Are Evangelicals- 42.78% (1st); Gospel Decisions to Visits- 16.29% (4th).
Fastest Growing Religion
Human Development Index
Bantu people (66%); Nilotic (29.8%); Cushitic (2.7%); Swahili (0.6%); South Asian (0.3%); Arab (0.2%); Khoisan (0.1%).
Economy of agriculture, light industry, and tourism, but has corruption and drought. Level of poverty is moderate for African countries; Has one of Africa's most stable governments. Good growth in 1963-1976, but then decline due to debt, recession, and mismanagement.
History / Politics
Independent in 1963 from Great Britain with moderate stability and high corruption. Has mainly had a stable government, but favoring one ethnic group. Violence and ethnic conflict followed the 2007 elections. Now has a coalition government with a new constitution since 2010. There is a wide gap between the rich and the poor; Scarce water and urban slums are issues.
Nearly 50% of the people identify themselves as evangelicals. The church sends many missionaries, but could be sending many more. Confusing that there are so many problems with so many Christians in the country. Christians need to go to church more often and have accountability. The East African Revival (1948-1960) deeply impacted the mainline denominations. While there are many Christians, only 10% attend church consistently. The number of pastors is not adequate to support all the churches. Nairobi is a strategic hub for many Christian organizations.
Pray that peace continues, and that corruption would decrease. Pray that Christians will deepen their walk with the Lord. Pray that Christian leaders would stay united, and an honorable government would develop. Pray that more missionaries would be sent to other African countries.