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Quotes about Kenya: 32 Powerful Quotes That Illuminate the Soul of the Country

Kenya, the birthplace of safaris, is one of the countries in Africa with a fair share of its beautiful land set aside for conservancies, national parks, as well as wildlife reserves.

Its proximity to the equator gives Kenya a favorable climate, making it the best place to visit at any time of the year.

Kenya is also known for producing some of the world’s best runners.

The country’s growth from colonial rule and tribalism has been a true inspiration, both to Kenyans and the world at large.

Powerful leaders have also played a huge role in promoting peace, and encouraging residents to play their part in developing this beautiful land.

The following quotes about Kenya will have a clear picture of the beauty of Kenya as a land and its people.

1. “I can’t think of any other region in the world [Kenya] which is such a vast source of fossils.”

– Richard Leakey

2. “Kenya is aligned…to progress.”

– Uhuru Kenyatta

3. “Kenyans must learn on how to believe in themselves and do away with this culture of dependency on donors for everything.”

– Mutahi Kagwe

4. “The people of Kenya…deserve to be congratulated on their demonstrated belief in, and commitment to, democratic values and ethics, in particular to free, fair, peaceful and transparent elections.”

– Commonwealth elections observers

5. “We must unite to build a safe, new Kenya.”

– Mwai Kibaki

6. “[Kenya]…does not claim perfection – but we can claim progress.”

– Uhuru Kenyatta

7. “Kenya, being a third world country, from a young age your eyes are open to the real world…to stand on [your own] two feet, make [your] own decisions about what [you] want to be.”

– Chris Froome

8. “Globalization has made copper and other minerals more valuable, and Ghana and Kenya have recently discovered mineral resources.”

– Bill Gates

9. “When you go somewhere like Kenya and you see how the children don’t have pencils and pens, and all of these things are considered luxuries, and what a privilege they see education as and how hungry they are to learn…That definitely stayed with me.”

– Naomie Harris

10. “In Kenya…livestock yield more calories than they consume because they are fattened on grass and agricultural bi-products inedible to humans.”

– Tristram Stewart

11. “Kenya is a land of great people…”

– Divock Origi

12. “Kenya has deep resonances for the royals…”

– Penny Junor

13. “At Giraffe Manor…in Kenya where…giraffes wander around sticking their necks in through the top-floor windows for snacks.”

– Monica Galetti

14. “Kenya is a mercurial character…”

– Yvoane Adhiambo Owuor

15. “Kenya is an immense land with a capacity for healing.”

– Yvoane Adhiambo Owuor

16. “For Kenya: we have a chance to start again each time we meet one another. The ghosts do not need to define the future.”

– Yvoane Adhiambo Owuor

17. “…In Kenya…one way to promote peace is to promote sustainable management and equitable distribution of resources.”

– Wangari Maathai

18. “In Kenya you’ve got the great birds and monkeys leaping through the trees overhead. It’s a chance to remember what the world is really like.”

– Joanna Lumley

19. “The stone throwing and house burning is no longer a face of Kenya. Kenya is now a destination for investment and tourism.”

– Raila Odinga

20. “Kenya’s M-Pesa proves that when people are empowered, they will use digital tech to innovate on their own behalf.”

– Bill Gates

21. “…the constitution of Kenya is one of the best constitutions in the world, if only we could implement it.”

– David Maraga

22. “Kenya, you’re always on my mind.”

– Madonna

23. “For countries such as Kenya to emerge as economic powerhouses, they need better infrastructure…”

– Ethan Zuckerman

24. “Kenya is rapidly developing its industry and manufacturing, and its cultural identity as a new country…”

– Wangechi Mutu

25. “In Kenya women are the first victims of environmental degradation…”

– Wangari Maathai

26. “I don’t think Kenya is the only country that tries to induce amnesia – it seems to be a global phenomenon.”

– Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

27. “Another phenomenon developing in Kenya is ethnic cleansing…It’s completely unacceptable.”

– Ngugi wa Thiong’o

28. “We in Ethiopia look up to Kenya;…In this troubled region, Kenya is an anchor of peace and stability.”

– H. E. Meles Alem

29. “When you stand amid the unending vistas of Kenya’s Maasai Mara…Your mind expands to the distant horizons.”

– Craig Kielburger

30. “Rioting is a Kenyan thing. If they didn’t do it, they’d be Tanzanians.”

– Dr. Mavura

31. “The new Kenyans. There are always new Kenyans.”

– Noureddine Morceli

32. “If Kenya is a hotbed, it is a hotbed of entrepreneurs…positive zeal and energy.”

– Uhuru Kenyatta

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