Kenya is an African country situated in the East of the continent, bordered by numerous countries including Ethiopia and Tanzania. Founded as a English colony, which united a number of important ethnic groups: the Kikuyu, Kamba, Luya, these are just a few of some of the most important groups that are often in conflict with one another and feed sectarian tensions. Kenya gained independence in 1963. From then until 1978 the president was Kenyatta, who was then succeeded by Moi, who remained in power until 2002. Following the elections of 2007, violence in the country has resulted in widespread injury and death. Since 2013 the president has been Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of the first Kenyan Head of State. The capital is Nairobi, a city which is considered amongst the most important in Africa on an economic level. The most important port instead is Mombasa. For a number of years now Kenya has appeared to by under the control of the Chinese economy, as demonstrated by the construction carried out by a company from the Asian country, of a high speed railway, connecting Nairobi to Mombasa.