The Republic of Kenya is a country in East Africa. Lying along the Indian Ocean, at the equator, Kenya is bordered by Ethiopia (north), Somalia (northeast), Tanzania (south), Uganda (west), and South Sudan (northwest). The capital city is Nairobi. The population has grown rapidly in recent decades to nearly 38 million.
MERF's ministry in Kenya is focused on its training center in Lokichoggio. This center, which was established in November 2003, has trained over 700 pastors and evangelists, and many elders and lay leaders from various tribes. Brought by charter plane from remote areas of South Sudan and other parts of East Africa, they receive five months of basic biblical and theological teaching (with an optional 2-month advanced course). All return home equipped to share God's Word with their communities. Guest instructors are experienced pastors, elders, and Bible teachers who sacrificially serve these groups of about forty students. MERF supports local pastors (trained at Lokichoggio) in Kenya around Lake Victoria and among the Turkana people.