Why is Kenya named Kenya?
Kenya is named after Mt. Kenya its highest mountain. It is the
second highest mountain in Africa after Mt. Kilimanjaro in
Tanzania. It is a misconception that the name Kenya originated from
its first president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. And whilst the name came
from Mt. Kenya, the mountain was not originally called Kenya as
Kikuyu locals called it Kirinyaga (mountain of whiteness). British
colonialists found it hard to pronounce hence Kiinyaa and later
Kenya (Home of the Gods).