Kenyan migration to the United Kingdom

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Kenyan Britons
Total population
(Kenyan-born residents
129,633 (2001 Census)
203,000 (2009 ONS estimate)
137,492 in England and Wales (2011 census))
Regions with significant populations
London, South East England, East Midlands
Languages
English {British, Kenyan}, Indian Languages
Religion
Christianity, Sikhism, Islam, Hinduism

Kenyan migration to the United Kingdom has been occurring for many decades. As a result, many people in the UK were born in Kenya, or have Kenyan ancestry. Many Kenyan people who migrated to the UK are of South Asian extraction.

Background[edit]

Most Kenyans in the UK are ethnically South Asian Kenyans who, like those in Uganda, were forced out during the late 1960s and early 1970s.[1] This community has a substantial cluster in Leicester and London.[2] The most recent growth may now be coming from ethnically black African Kenyans, mirroring wider trends across the continent of economic migration to the richer industrialised nations.[3] There are also a small number of Kenyan-born people who are the children of British civil servants based there before the end of the Empire.[4]

Demographics[edit]

The 2001 UK Census recorded 129,633 Kenyan-born British residents.[5] The equivalent figure in 2009 has been estimated at 203,000 by the Office for National Statistics.[6]

The largest proportion of Kenyan-born British residents are found in the capital, London, where around half of the Kenyan-born population in Britain resides. There are also significant populations in the South East and the East Midlands.[7]

Famous Britons born in Kenya[edit]

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