Kenya

Founding president and liberation struggle icon Jomo KENYATTA led Kenya from independence in 1963 until his death in 1978, when President Daniel Toroitich arap MOI took power in a constitutional succession. Kenya, in August 2010, adopted a new constitution that eliminates the role of prime minister after the next presidential election. Kenya is located in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania and has a total land area of 580,367 sq km, slightly more than twice the size of Nevada. The Kenyan Highlands comprise one of the most successful agricultural production regions in Africa; glaciers are found on Mount Kenya, Africa's second highest peak; unique physiography supports abundant and varied wildlife of scientific and economic value Although the regional hub for trade and finance in East Africa, Kenya has been hampered by corruption and by reliance upon several primary goods whose prices have remained low. Low infrastructure investment threatens Kenya's long-term position as the largest East African economy. Natural resources include limestone, soda ash, salt, gemstones, fluorspar, zinc, diatomite, gypsum, wildlife and hydropower. The climate varies from tropical along coast to arid in interior with recurring drought; flooding during rainy seasons. The population of Kenya is 43,013,341 (July 2012 est.) with English and Kiswahili as the official language in addition to numerous indigenous languages.

  • Arun Agrawal

    Arun Agrawal

    Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment

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    Khalid Al-Naif

    Director, Development Consulting Services

  • Kelly Askew

    Kelly M. Askew

    Director, African Studies Center
    Associate Professor, Anthropology
    Associate Professor, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies

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    Bilal Butt

    Assistant Professor, Natural Resources and Environment

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    Barry N. Checkoway

    Professor, Social Work

  • David William Cohen

    David W. Cohen

    Lemuel A. Johnson Collegiate Professor, African History
    Lemuel A. Johnson Collegiate Professor, Anthropology
    Academic Program Director, History

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    Eustace Golladay M.D.

    Professor, Surgery

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    Laura MacLatchy

    Associate Professor, Anthropology

  • Nyambura Mpesha

    Nyambura Mpesha

    Lecturer III in Afroamerican and African Studies, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
    Professor, DAAS
    Language Instructor

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    Virginia Nelson M.D.

    Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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    Maxwell Owusu

    Professor, Anthropology

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    Robert B. Payne

    Professor Emeritus of Zoology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    Curator Emeritus of Birds, Museum of Zoology

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    Neal Persky

    Instructor, Internal Medicine

  • Derek Peterson

    Derek Peterson

    Professor, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
    Professor, Department of History

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    David Schottenfeld

    John G. Searle Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology
    Professor Emeritus, Internal Medicine

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    Julie A. Smith

    Lecturer, School of Nursing

  • Howard Stein

    Howard Stein

    Professor, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology

  • Rebecca Thornton

    Rebecca Thornton

    Assistant Professor, Economics
    Post-doctoral Fellow, Population Studies Center

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    Joseph Trumpey

    Associate Professor, School of Art and Design

  • Mark Wilson

    Mark L. Wilson

    Professor, Epidemiology
    Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    Director, Interdepartmental Concentration in Global Health