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Originally a British colony, Jomo KENYATTA led Kenya to independence in 1969. He stayed in power until his death in 1978, when current President Daniel Toroitich of the group MOI took power in a constitutional succession.  The country faces a period of political uncertainty because MOI is constitutionally required to step down at the next election that has to be held by early 2003.  Located in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean between Somalia and Tanzania, the Kenyan Highlands comprise one of the most successful agricultural production regions in Africa; glaciers are found on Mount Kenya, Africa's second highest peak.  Population is 31,138,735, with two official languages - English and  Kiswahili. 

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