Added to this mixture, Kenya is also home to large populations of Europeans, Arabs, Indians and Pakistanis, many of whom came to the country in the 19th century.
Unfortunately, the animal population is threatened by both hunting and an expanding human population; wildlife numbers fell drastically through the twentieth century.
The government has introduced strict legislation regulating hunting, and has established a system of national parks to protect the wildlife. According to an estimate in July 2000, Kenya's population is 30,339,770.
Swahili is used as the national language of Kenya along with English, the official language.
Native African culture has been diluted in many parts of Kenya by outside influences.
The Soft Bank’s humanoid robot – or ‘Pepper’ as it is called – can perform Buddhist funerals.