Key figures

Available statistics:
Capital
Nairobi
Official languages
English, Swahili
Population (2018)
51,393,010
Compound Annual (GDP) Growth Rate, (2011-2018), %
6.3
Population growth (2018), %
2.3
GNI per capita (2015), USD (current rate)
3,430
Urban Population (2018), %
27
Rural population (2018), % of total
73
Population Density (2018), KM2
90.3
Ease of Doing Business Index (2018)
61 (of 190)
Median age of population (2018est.), years
19
National currency
Kenyan Shilling
Inflation (2018)
5.7
Inflation Rate Forecast (2020)
5.8
Foreign Direct Investment, Net Flows, BOP Current USD (2017)
671,488,392
Net Official Development Assistance USD millions (2017)
2,475
Budget Deficit (2018), %
6.7
TI Corruption Index
144 (of 180)
Installed generating capacity (2016), MW
2,400
Installed fossil fuel capacity (2016), MW
792
Hydro capacity (2017), MW
816
Other RE capacity (2017), MW
790
Renewable electricity output (2016), % of total electricity output excl. hydroelectric
48.3
Planned short-term expansion, 2013-2016, MW
5,000
Average distribution and transmission losses (2014), % of output
17.6
Net electricity imports (2016), GWh
184
Peak demand (2018), MW
1,832
Per capita electricity consumption (2012), kWh
157.3
Electrification rate, total (2017), %
63.8
Electrification rate, urban (2017), %
81
Electrification rate, rural (2012), %
57.6
Per Capita Electricity Consumption (KWH, 2016)
160