What do Kenyans do for a living?

by Kquishana

I'm wondering what Kenyans typically do for a living?

What kind of jobs do they have?

Many thanks for any info you may have.

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Nov 17, 2015
not helpful NEW
by: Anonymous

this hairstyle thing do most people in kenya do this?

Jun 02, 2015
half up half down hairstyles NEW
by: half up half down hairstyles

Hair is common in mammals on earth, and almost all mammals groom themselves and their body hair as part of hygiene. But it is only Humans, who pay more attention to hairstyles for the hair on their heads. In the past few centuries, new and fashionable hairstyles have become the rage, especially among the rich and famous. In the modern world half up half down hairstyles

Apr 15, 2015
by: Anonymous

Some people think this website is ok I just need to know more facts

Mar 11, 2015
reality NEW
by: digambo mazkadaza

Every Kenyan’s are different in the selection of jobs. Some Kenyan’s work as smugglers and some as the helpers of the rich. However, 80% of the Kenyan’s are farmers. And there are no comments for why they are still poor.Beverly Diamonds

Mar 24, 2013
What do Kenyans do for a living? NEW
by: Anonymous

They make a living by farming!!

Oct 29, 2012
why is it so poor NEW
by: Anonymous

why they so poor

Oct 14, 2012
homework needs to be handed in 2moz so coment A.S.A.P NEW
by: Anonymous

what are the most popular nobs in kenya

Oct 14, 2012
homework needs to be handed in 2moz so coment A.S.A.P NEW
by: Anonymous

what are the most popular nobs in kenya

May 30, 2012
bad NEW
by: Anonymous

you little kids need to stop crusing or i will tell your parents you guy are lil cowards .

May 15, 2012
kenyan life NEW
by: Anonymous

they dress in western clothes and eat differrent foods.It is located in africa.

May 14, 2012
no help NEW
by: Anonymous

i needed some advise for my homewrok it has to be handed in tomorrow i just need some jobs that are in Kenya there are onbly 2 that are good the rest is all rubbish, some people really need to grow up and this is coming from a nearly 13 year old :(

Apr 16, 2012
hhhhh NEW
by: Anonymous

you people gotta watch your language! and this is coming from a 14 year old lol:D

Feb 27, 2012
fuck me NEW
by: Anonymous

all they do is fuck all day and all night

Feb 27, 2012
ass hole NEW
by: Anonymous

what kenyans do all night is lick each others ass holes

Jan 27, 2012
aw NEW
by: ayye

this is a horrible website i wanna kno y u come to this website :|

Nov 11, 2011
by: Anonymous

sooooooooooooooo boring answers

Nov 11, 2011
by: Anonymous

sooooooooooooooo boring answers

Sep 08, 2011
by: julie

This is a horrible website!!

Jul 09, 2011
what do kenyans do for a living
by: Anonymous

like sharpening lions teeth with a files ,mating with wild animals so that whites can came n pas time around here.haaaah.just joking.the truth is that they dont they sleep all day n party all nite.come experience this great county and make it you home.why pay your taxes and bills

May 17, 2011
not helpful
by: Anonymous

i want to know about not about its hotels.im taking a test on africa and cant find a thing about kenya

May 12, 2011
Not that that good for in fomation
by: Anonymous

yeah not great website

Mar 15, 2011
by: Anonymous

This website is not really a good resource to use to find information abot Kenya!!!

Jan 26, 2010
all kinds of jobs
by: Arjen (webmaster)

Some further answers: people who work in agriculture, often work in coffee and tea farming (Kenya is big in both, and the quality is good), and recently also in the flower growing industry. Kenya is exporting flowers to my country, which has a big flower industry itself... Tourism is a big sector too. Many Kenyans start a company in this sector because foreign tourists have more money to spend (but the competition may be high from what I see). Kenya also has a large harbour (Mombasa) that's importing goods and transfering them all over East Africa.

For the rest, there are often the same jobs as in the West (especially in Nairobi and other big cities): shop and bank employees, taxi drivers, real estate agents, airline crew (Kenya Airways), performing musicians, hair dressers, web designers, journalists (Kenya has better newspapers than their neighbors), politicians (well, is that work ;-) ), garbage men... The only difference is that, as the economy is less developed than e.g. Europe, relatively (much) more people work in agriculture.

Globalisation means economies everywhere start to look more and more the same... Globalisation is a big chance to make the world a better place, IF developing countries grab the chances they have with both hands, AND if the rich countries start paying fair prices (fair trade) for stuff they buy from poorer countries.

Jan 25, 2010
Two Common Jobs
by: Cassandra Marie

There are many jobs that need to be done in any country. Kenya is no different but there are two jobs that are common professions for most Kenyans. They are working with live-stock and agriculture. Both are wildly use over the country and is a larger employer of many Kenyans.

As stated before there are many jobs that are needed and done in every country but in Kenya most people have skills in or work in live-stock or agriculture. And there are many job under these categories with some relation to one or both.

Hope this help you get a glimpse of a common and vast field of employment in Kenya.

Jan 25, 2010
Making a Living in Kenya
by: Archie Melrose

There are so many answers to your question I do not think I have enough space.

I can only compare it to Cayman Islands and I have been there a few times. In Nairobi there are the high rise hotels and apartments, the vigorous tourist industry, supermarkets and grand housing estates where villas stand in secure isolation. Building does not seem to stop.

Of course behind the expensive facade there are the shanty towns where water/drainage and day to day living is hard. The quality of life is minimal and as each generation grows up the lack of education, good health and family stability is all too apparent.

As the Kenyans from the rest of the country migrate to the city in search of a better life the slums grow. So what does a Kenyan citizen do?

Try to earn some money selling postcards to tourists?
Try to earn some money on the side of a highway selling fruit?
Try to pay for college to get a qualification for beauty salon, tourism or end up working in some nightclub or restaurant with a wage that is barely enough to feed one mouth?

I am not sure if this answers your question but there is a big divide in Kenya between susbsistence level of life and those who have plenty. Everyone is trying to survive and if you have cash in hand then it will open doors.

I sound cynical and gloomy but in reality the vibrant spirit of Kenya and its population will turn this country around. It may take years but it will come.


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