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More Fun Facts About Kenya

Learn some interesting information about Kenya while enjoying a range of fun facts and trivia

. Hydroelectricity is the largest contributor to Kenya's electricity supply.

. In terms of sports, Kenya is perhaps best known for its middle distance and long distance runners, with the country frequently producing Olympic champions.

. In 2012, the population of Kenya was estimated to be around 43 million.

. Large animals such as lions, buffalo, leopards, elephants and rhinoceros are present in Kenya.

. In Kenya they drive on the left-hand side of the road.

. Kenya is a developing country and half of the population live in poverty.

. Scientists have estimated that the Great Rift Valley found in Kenya was formed over 20 million years ago when the Earth’s crust began to split.

Source: Science Kids

Here Are Some 8 Interesting Facts About Kenya You May Not Know

Learn some interesting information about Kenya while enjoying a range of fun facts and trivia

1. Kenya is located in East Africa, on the equator.

2. The capital and largest city is Nairobi. Mombasa is the second largest city.

3. The two official languages in Kenya are English and Swahili, although there are dozens of other languages spoken in various parts of the country.

4. Kenya shares Lake Victoria, the world's second largest fresh water lake, with Tanzania and Uganda.

5. Kenya features many national parks and wildlife reserves, with safaris being a popular activity for visitors.

6. Agriculture is important to Kenya's economy, especially tea, coffee and flowers.

7. Kenya is named after Mt Kenya, the tallest mountain in the country (5,199 metres, 17,057 feet).

8. Kenya gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1963.

Source: Science Kids

Adele Dejak, a Kenya based entrepreneur building a global luxury accessory brand that celebrates the true African experience

In the highly competitive world of international jewellery design, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. But this is certainly not the case for Kenyan jewellery and accessory design entrepreneur, Adele Dejak, founder of the striking global luxury brand that carries her name.

What does your company do?

Adele Dejak the brand is an authentic jewellery and fashion accessories brand that offers a direct access to the true premium African experience. My brand consists of a wide variety of handcrafted pieces including bracelets, earrings, necklaces and handbags inspired by African textiles, cultures and traditions directly made in our studio or through collaboration with our established network of partners.

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What inspired you to start your company?

Passion made me do it. I am passionate about what I do, about what I create. I have always loved jewellery since I was young, it is my passion and life. Originally, I was designing and creating pieces for myself because I could not find designs that I connected with. Eventually, due to popular demand, I founded my Adele Dejak brand.

Why should anyone use your service or product?

My designs give women the opportunity to be daring, sophisticated and confident with our bold and delicate pieces. We are able to give our customers an authentic affordable luxury brand to connect with Africa through contemporary designs. Our pieces can be passed from generation to generation as they are uniquely handcrafted pieces made from a blend of traditional and modern materials. I am constantly evolving and drawing on the dynamic rich African heritage to create products which celebrate beauty and design on the continent, showcasing the African luxury movement.

Source: Lionesses Of Africa

Christine Wanjiru, a Kenyan entrepreneur addressing the challenge of finding home-grown organic cosmetics brands in the country

They say in business that if you find a pain-point in the marketplace and one that is not being adequately serviced, then you have the basis of a business opportunity. For entrepreneur Christine Wanjiru, founder of Ayari Ani Cosmetics in Kenya, that pain-point came in the form of not being able to find quality, hand-made, organic cosmetics to alleviate certain skin conditions and needs. 

What does your company do?

At Ayari Ani Cosmetics, we produce hand-made organic cosmetics to aid and alleviate skin care concerns.

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