Kenya stretches between the Indian Ocean and Lake Victoria. Employment is in tourism, coffee and tea. A former British colony, it gained its independence in 1963.
Population: 46 million.
Languages: Kiswahili, English; others include Kikuyu, Kikamba and Kibukusu.
Main religions: Christian, Islam, traditional.
Correspondence team leader Rachel Goodwin
CBM activities There is an annual trip to Kenya which is largely self-financing. Most of the ongoing work in Kenya is now organised by the Kenya Committee of elders from each of the 7 Areas elected by the ecclesias, which meets three times a year.
Ecclesias 114. Central: Kakuma, Kangundo, Lema, Makulumu, Nairobi-Embakasi, Nairobi-Kibera, Nairobi-Progressive, Nakuru, Solo, Yatta; Coast: Begani, Godo, Kalalani, Kibambani, Kiruku, Kitungure, Kokotoni, Lukore, Mafisini, Mgome, Mombasa- Changwame, Mombasa-Likoni, Mukundi, Mwagunda, Mwaluvanga, Mwambalazi, Mwandeo, Perani, Ramisi, Taveta, Tswaka, Ukunda; Eastern Inland: Athi, Emathoka, Ikoyo, Ikutha, Iviani, Kyangiu, Makindu, Matemani, Mbusyani, Muathe, Mutonya, Mwangeni, Ngunyumu, Syomithumo, Timboni, Tiva; Nyanza North: Akom, Bondo, Chianda, Chiga, Dago, Givungi, Kabianga, Kisumu, Mahaya-Ojello, Migwena, Miwani, Muhoroni, Manywanda, Songhor; Nyanza South: Achama, Bondo-Nyironge, Kababu, Kiagware, Kipasi, Nyakeyo, Ndisi, Nyangweso, Nyendenga, Okumbo, Oruba; Rift Valley: Kamukuywa, Lukosi, Lukhuna, Lurambi, Makunga, Matunda, Mwamba, Ndalu, Saboti, Shimo-la-Tewa, Sosio, Tongaren, Turbo; Western: Bumutilu, Chwele River, Chwele Town, Khalumuli, Kibisi, Kikwechi, Kisioyi, Lupida, Lutaso, Luuya, Mayanja Town, Makhonge, Makutano, Matibo, Matisi, Mumias, Mungatsi, Musese, Mwikhupo, Myanga Town, Ngalasia, Nalondo, Nyange, Sang’alo, Sibale, Sikusi Market, Tonyo, Webuye-Lwanda (over 2,700 members in total).