Water pollution from urban and industrial wastes; degradation of water quality from increased use of pesticides and fertilizers; water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria; deforestation; soil erosion; desertification and poaching.
Kenya served as an important mediator in brokering Sudan’s north-south separation in February 2005; Kenya provides shelter to almost a quarter of a million refugees, including Ugandans who flee across the border periodically to seek protection from Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels.
Refugees (Country of Origin): 491,725 (Somalia); 34,800 (South Sudan): 34,000 (Ethiopia), 11,500 (Democratic Republic of Congo); 6,000 (Sudan).
Food: Some popular Kenyan dishes are:
Ugali (also known as pap in South Africa)- maize flour (cornmeal) cooked with water into a dough-like consistency that is most commonly in rural areas eaten as rolling a small lump into a ball with the right high and dipped into a sauce or stew of vegetables and/or meat. Making a depression with the thumb allows the Ugali to be sued to scoop and to wrap around piece of meat to pick them up in the same way that flat bread is used in other cultures.
Mboga- boiled greens (a common side dish)
Matoke- banana porridge
Maize (corn) is the staple food of Kenyans. It is ground into flour and prepared as a porridge called posho, which is sometimes mixed with mashed beans, potatoes and vegetables, to make a dish call irio.
Meat is expensive and rarely eaten.
Music: See youtube.com, KenyanGospel.com and MagicalKenya.com
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