Key figures

Available statistics:
Capital
Nairobi
Official languages
English, Swahili
Population (2014), m
45.55
Compound Annual (GDP) Growth Rate, (2011-2015), %
5.3
Population growth (2014), %
3
GDP per capita (2015), USD (current rate)
1,376.7
Rural population (2013), % of total
74.4
Ease of Doing Business Index (2014)
136 (of 189)
Median age of population (2014 est.), years
19.7
National currency
Kenyan Shilling
Installed generating capacity (2014), MW
2,295
Installed fossil fuel capacity (2014), MW
748
Hydro capacity (2014), MW
827
Other RE capacity (2014), MW
657
Renewable electricity output (2014), % of total electricity output excl. hydroelectric
29
Planned short-term expansion, 2013-2016, MW
5,000
Average distribution and transmission losses (2012), % of output
18
Net electricity imports (2012), GWh
11
Peak demand (2012), MW
1,354
Per capita electricity consumption (2012), kWh
157.3
Electrification rate, total (2012), %
23
Electrification rate, urban (2012), %
58.2
Electrification rate, rural (2012), %
6.7