Kenya is a country that is located in East Africa. It borders Sudan to the North, Somalia to the East, Uganda to the West and Tanzania to the South. The capital city of Kenya is Nairobi, with two other cities namely Mombasa and Kisumu. Mombasa is a town that borders the Indian Ocean at the coast.
Nairobi is the only city in the world that has a national park inside while Kisumu is a city that is located west of Kenya which borders the famous Lake Victoria and the Migingo Island.
Migingo Island is known to have different species of fish making fishing an economic activity in Kisumu. Kenya is the home of the big five animals making gaming a domestic as well as international tourist attractions in Kenya.
There are many other tourist attraction sites in Kenya; Mt. Longonot craters which is a dormant volcanic mountain that is easily accessible and many other beautiful types of scenery. The following are important points on what you should know before you move to Kenya.
Opportunities in Kenya
Kenya is a growing economy with many opportunities that are untapped. With the recent discovery of oil in Kenya, there is a proof that there is many more opportunity that is yet to be exploited.
It is easy to acquire permits in Kenya if you have any business opportunity that you want to start in Kenya hustle free. For example foods like pizza is foreign in Kenya, someone thought of it and introduced it in Kenya. Pizza nowadays has become one of the favorite foods for young people; this means the person who introduced it in Kenya market is doing well before competition piles up.
“hakuna matata” which translates to “no problems” is a Kenyan philosophy which makes them the most friendly people on earth. Kenya was ranked top with the most generous people in Africa. Nine out of ten people in Kenya are likely to help you with no strings attached.
Kenya is the only country in Africa with the most and biggest refugee camps according to the United Nations. The biggest of all being Daadab camp which is the home to millions of Somalia refugees, the next one is Kakuma in Northern Kenya that is home to millions of Southern Sudan refugees. Again, Kenya is made up of 42 tribes who coexist peacefully with one another.
There are no harsh seasons in Kenya; it is neither too hot nor too cold. This enables business to flourish in Kenya since the business is guaranteed all through. There is no winter in Kenya only rainy seasons which are bearable.
Kenya has a friendly weather throughout the year the coolest months being between the months of March and August where some places experiences a lower temperatures of between 8 degrees Celsius to 12 degree Celsius.
This enables tourists from wherever to visit the country coupled with many beautiful types of scenery.
Kenya is the easiest country in the whole Eastern Africa to do business. They have friendly terms for foreigner to work and invest in Kenya. If you wish to relocate to Kenya and start your business, the chances are that you can succeed with your plans.
Kenya has all amenities available, decent houses, security is beefed-up 24/7 and even plenty of variety of food. Schools both local and international curriculums are available for your children.
The Cost of Living
The cost of living in Kenya is generally low. Quality houses are many and of low cost. Also, electricity in Kenya is available and cheap, you are able to purchase your power of any amount as low as $1 which can take you for a day or so depending on your usage. Water and food are also available all over the country.
Agriculture is the backbone of Kenyan economy; this means there is plenty of food that is freshly available in the market. Also the power of oneness in Kenya makes you eat even when you do not have money to buy. Kenyan People will happily help in times of need.
Kenya is an interdenominational country where there is freedom of worship which accommodates any person of any believes. People of different denominations coexist together peacefully. No one bothers with who you decide to worship as long as you do not interfere with other people’s peace.
Kenya is a country that value peace too much. Having said that, it is easy to visit Kenya as the Visa is easy to acquire. There no requirements like having an invitation card to visit Kenya. However, you will need to walk with your identification documents, may be your passports or driving licenses all the time to avoid problems with security personnel.
You can also decide to apply for an alien identification card if you are staying in the country for more than six months. There are no strict screenings in our airports.
All you need to know and to keep in mind is that you need to promote peace whenever you visit Kenya. Kenyan government does not take lightly any breach of peace by anyone irrespective of who you are, you risk deportation.