Kenya, the republic of eastern africa.

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Kenya is a republic of East Africa, bordered on the southeastern side

by the Indian Ocean, Somalia on the east, Ethiopia on the north, Sudan on

the northeast, Uganda on the west ,and Tanzania on the south.

The chief rivers are the Tana and Athi. They both flow southeast to the

Indian Ocean. The Nzoia, Yala, and Groi rivers flow into Lake Victoria.

Other popular countries are Uganda, Somalia, Tanzania, Ethiopia,


The Kenya Highlands are bisected from north to south by a Rift Valley

which extends across the country from Lake Tuikana to the Tanzania border. This

valley cuts through Eastern Africa from the Red Sea into Malaevi. West of the Rift

Valley the land slopes to a plain bordering Lake Victoria, Kenya has about 300

miles coastline on the Indian Ocean.

The only lowlands in Kenya are along the Indian Ocean in a narrow belt.

Inland are three upland areas that include a belt of low plateaus in the east.


Kenya Highlands, Great Rift Valley in the west, central regions,

and the broad uplands of the Lake Victoria Basin in the west. The Kenya

Highlands rise 13,000 feet in the Aberdare Range and forms the steep eastern edge

of the rift valley, and to more than 10,000 feet in the Mau Escarpment, they rise to

a high point of 17,058 feet on Mount Kenya.

Kenya's low lying coastal plain has a humid climate. Inland northern

regions are drier areas. The higher inland regions receive more rainfall.

Some well known places in Kenya are Nairobi, which is the capital of

Kenya, Some other places are Mombasa and Wajir.

Other important places in Kenya are Maru National Park, which is Kenya's

network of wildlife preserves. Mount Kenya is another important place because it

is the second highest peak after...