- Kenyan Currency and Monetary Institutions
Transactions require money, at least for them to go through. The main currency used in Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling. However, certain service providers,
major hotels and lodges use international major currencies like the United States Dollar, the Euro and Sterling Pounds. Do not worry yourself either if your
happen to land in Kenya but with foreign currencies in your pockets or bank accounts. All Kenyan banks carry out monetary exchanges depending on the
exchange rates of the period. Welcome to Kenya and enjoy your visit!!
- Official Working Hours and Public Holidays
The official working hours in Kenya; for public or government offices,corporation offices, banks and parastatal offices and major organization
offices are Monday to Friday; 8.00am to 5.00pm (0800 - 1700 Hours EAT). However; certain offices operate on Saturdays until mid-day. Certain key
services like hospitals, security offices and the Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) work on a 24-hour basis.
Public Holidays in Kenya
- 1st May -The International Labour Day
- 1st June -Madaraka/Self Governance Day
- 20th October -Mashujaa/Heroes Day
- 12th December -Independence Day
However, the country may have a public holiday, as provided for through an amendment of the constitution. There are also other holidays not
dated in the constitution, but that may be enacted by the powers vested into the presidency through gazettment.
- Accommodation Options
Kenya was the first nation to start the safaris options services. This is enhanced by the large number of safari options and accommodation
facilities in the country. There are very many accommodation facilities ranging from five star hotels, to restaurants and lodging services in
all main towns and trading centres in the country. What matters or determines the services you want in the amount of money and the standard of services
that you are looking for. Please Click Here and get the links to some of the greatest and best facilitated hotels,
resorts, restaurants and lodges in the country.
- Learning Institutions
Kenyan learning institutions are primary schools, secondary schools, tertiary institutions, colleges and universities. These institutions could
either be owned by the national government, organizations or individuals. There are so many international students learning in Kenyan institutions.
The government encourages foreign students to enrol in Kenyan institutions so as to create a peaceful coexistence.
- Security and Security Organs in Kenya
The Kenya National Police Service are an independent organ of the government that maintains law and order throughout the country. The institution
ensures security of any individual; whether foreign or a national of the country. There are other security organizations licensed to carry out
security operations like guarding institutions, persons and public areas.
- Resources and Equipment
You may also need to carry electricity reliant equipment like camera chargers, laptops or desktop computers and other plugged-adopters. The electricity supply in Kenya
ranges between 220 - 240 volts, 50/60 Htz. The electric sockets are mainly 3 point square. However, various appliances and electric cables and
extensions in the Kenyan market allow both 3 and 2 point circular plugs. Feel free, carry your device with you!!
- Communication Networks and Channels in Kenya
Kenya has various telephone service providers. Some are locally based while others have their headquarters abroad. The major telephone service
providers in Kenya include Safaricom, Airtel, Yu Mobile and Orange Kenya. Neighbouring countries like Tanzania and Uganda use Vodafone and MTN