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The origin of Kenya’s culture

Peoples of African, Arab, Turkish, Persian and European origin fought to gain and maintain their control over this strategic point of the planet that was located on the Indian ocean trade routes. 

Modern culture

Kenya's modern culture born out of a myriad of sources and influences, both modern and traditional, offers to the world a good and strong example of the possibility of different cultures to co-exist, interact and co-create a new and viable common culture. 

Museums in Kenya

Museums in Kenya act not only as tourist attraction but also as research and educational centers. The largest of them all is the National Museum of Kenya, situated in Nairobi.

Language

Kenya with a total of 69 languages spoken is a multilingual country. Kenya's various ethnic groups typically speak their mother languages  within their own communities. 

Colonial history and independence

The Republic of Kenya was formed in 1964. The first President of the Republic of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta, played a crucial role to the independence of Kenya.

Wangari Muta Maathai

Wangari Muta Maathai (1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011) was a Kenyan biologist and an environmental and political activist

Sports

Some of the traditional games and sports are prevalent in Kenya since antiquity including, but not limited to, wrestling, racing exercises, stick fights, hunting (using spears and arrows), board games, bull fights, and dances. The sports varied from one community to another and were practiced as well as a way of leisure and in a few cases during intercommunity competitions.

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