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Kenema is the second largest city in Sierra Leone, and the largest city in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. The city is the capital of Kenema District and is a major economic center of the Eastern Province. Kenema officially overtook Bo as Sierra Leone second largest city, after it's surpassed Bo by population in the 2015 Sierra Leone national census.The city of Kenema had a population of 200,354 in the 2015 Sierra Leone census. Kenema lies approximately 200miles south-east of Freetown and about 40miles south of Bo.Kenema is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Sierra Leone and is home to significant numbers of many of the country's ethnic groups. The Krio language is by far the most widely spoken language in the city, and is the primary language of communication in the city.The city of Kenema is one of Sierra Leone's six municipalities and is governed by a directly elected city council form of government, headed by a mayor, in whom executive authority is vested. The mayor is responsible for the general management of the city. The mayor and members of the Kenema City Council are directly elected every four years in a municipal election. The current mayor of Kenema is Joseph Samba Kaifala of the Sierra Leone People's Party, who was elected mayor in the 2012 Kenema Mayoral election with 74.99%.Use our Sierra Leone day trip planning app to plan your trip to Kenema and other destinations in Sierra Leone.
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