Kenyans are group-orientated rather than individualistic. “Harambee,” (coming from the Bantu word meaning “to pull together”) defines the peoples approach to others in life. The concept is essentially about mutual assistance, mutual effort, mutual responsibility and community self-reliance.
What is the most common culture in Kenya?
More than half of the countrys ethnic groups have Bantu origins. The largest ethnic group in Kenya is the Kikuyu people (22%). Other major ethnic groups include the Luhya (14%), Luo (13%), Kalenjin (12%), Kamba (11%), Kisii (6%) and Meru (6%).
What are some Kenyan traditions?
The countrys 11 percent Muslim population means that Islamic traditions are also observed, mainly near the coast, which had a historically stronger Arab influence.East African Arts Festival. Easter. Eid al-Fitr. International Camel Derby and Festival. Mombasa Carnival. Jamhuri Day. Christmas. New Year.
What is traditional Kenyan food?
The foods that are universally eaten in Kenya are ugali, sukuma wiki, and nyama choma. Kenyas coastal cuisine is unique and highly regarded throughout the country. Nyama choma is grilled meat, which can be considered as an unofficial national dish—usually goat or sheep—while kuku choma is grilled chicken.
What makes Kenya special?
Kenya, country in East Africa famed for its scenic landscapes and vast wildlife preserves. The countrys diverse wildlife and panoramic geography draw large numbers of European and North American visitors, and tourism is an important contributor to Kenyas economy.
What is the main religion in Kenya?
The government estimates as of 2019 approximately 85.5 percent of the total population is Christian and 11 percent Muslim. Groups constituting less than 2 percent of the population include Hindus, Sikhs, Bahais, and those adhering to various traditional religious beliefs.
What is the Kenyan national dish?
Ugali Ugali is undoubtedly the national food in Kenya. It resembles polenta (Italian raw cornmeal) and is on every Kenyan menu.
What is Kenya traditional food?
Staples are maize and other cereals depending on the region, including millet and sorghum eaten with various meats and vegetables. The foods that are universally eaten in Kenya are ugali, sukuma wiki, and nyama choma. Kenyas coastal cuisine is unique and highly regarded throughout the country.
What do Kenyan speak?
Swahili English Kenya/Official languages