Country Location: Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania
Country Overview: Kenya gained its independence in 1963. Since then there have been a series of political struggles and violence. Most recently in 2007, charges of vote rigging during an election resulted in two months of violence during which as many as 1,500 people died. UN-sponsored talks in late February produced a power sharing accord. In August 2010, Kenya adopted a new constitution that eliminates the role of prime minister after the next presidential election.
Country Under 5 Child Mortality Rate (per thousand births): 85*
*Cited Source: UNICEF, The State of the World’s Children 2012