History: Formerly a British colony, Kenya in East Central Africa became independent on December 12, 1963 (four years after the end of the violent Mau Mau uprising) and a Republic within the Commonwealth on December 12, 1964.
Tribal clashes in the western provinces claimed thousands of lives in early 1990s. Widespread unemployment and inflation were major problems in the first half of the decade. The year 1997 witnessed pro-democracy clashes in the worst political violence since 98, Arap Moi was sworn in for a final (fifth) five-year term as President. On August 7, a devastating bomb explosion near the US embassy in Nairobi killed 200 people and injured 4000 others.
Agriculture & Industry: Kenya's prosperity rests largely on agricultural products. The chief cash crops are coffee, tea, sisal, cereals, wattle and pyrethrum. Kenya has a significant dairy industry. Mineral industries are being organized. Other industries include textiles, consumer goods and processed foods. Major exports are tea, coffee, horticulture, petroleum products and cement. Imports include crude petroleum, industrial machinery, iron and steel and drugs. Tourism has expanded considerably. Large game reserves have been developed.
Mission in India:
High Commission of Kenya
34, Paschimi Marg, Vasant Vihar
New Delhi - 110 057
Tel: 91 - 11 - 26146537/ 38, 26146540
Fax: 91 - 11 - 26146550
Indian Mission in Kenya:
High Commission of India
Jeewan Bharati Building
Harambee Avenue, P.O. Box 30074
Tel: 00 - 254 - 2 - 222566, 222567, 224500, 225180
Fax: 00 - 254 - 2 - 334167, 751644 (R)
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