How many expats live and work in Kenya?

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By Eric Nxt - Posted on
25 November 2014

I would like to know the average number of expatriates working in Kenya. Where can we get that data and is it updated? Alternatively, i would also appreciate your views and contributions towards this discussion.

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“Kenya is one of the best places to be," she said. "The food is fresh, the people are wonderful and the weather is great!”

Security is often a factor for expatriates seeking accomodation since robberies, car-jackings or other crimes common in Nairobi and, to a lesser degree, the rest of the country. The U.S. embassy in Nairobi provides regular security updates and alerts to registered U.S. citizens living in Kenya, which is how Rumsey said he keeps updated.

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Hi Eric,

Hard to give you an accurate figure as things are constantly changing - sources on the web are always changing. Most of the expats are likely to be found in Kenya's capital Nairobi.

You should read our Kenya Country Guide for more information. 

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