The Shelby Family

Loving Life in Kenya...

About Kenya & Kisii
We live and work in the town of Kisii, Kenya (which is located in the southwestern corner of Kenya), 50 miles north of the border of Tanzania and 50 miles east of Lake Victoria.  Kisii town is south of the equator and is at the elevation of approximately 6,500 feet above sea level.

Kisii town has a population of 85,000; and it is the major city for the Kisii tribe, which has a population of 1.5 million people.  Kisii is the second most densely populated area in the country, next to the Capital city of Nairobi; and it is the third economic center in the country. 

- National Language:  Swahili and English

-Population of Kenya:  Kenya has an estimated population of 39 million with approximately 6 million people living in the urban areas. Kenya has a diverse population comprised of 42 tribes.

-Size of Kenya:  approximately the size of Texas

-Capital City: Nairobi

-About 50% of the population is under 15 years old.

- Population living below the poverty line is 50%.

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We have been serving the Lord as BIMI missionaries in Kenya, East Africa since 1997!  We are happy for the opportunity to serve Him here, and we thank Him for every blessing to our family & ministry.  This is a blog of some of our personal family happenings, and in short - our Shelby Summaries!

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