By Khadija Mbesa
The 2019 census report is out and the population has expanded by nine million over the past decade. There are 47,564,296 people in Kenya. This includes 23,548,056 men and 24,014,716 women plus 1,524 unisex persons. The number of households is 12,143,913 whereas the ratio per household is 3.9.
Women are more than men and have been increasing in number for the past decade, this shows that either the birth rate of women is higher or the death rate of men is higher.
Nairobi county has the highest population with 4.4 million while Lamu county has the lowest population of 143,920.
Fifteen other counties have a population of over one million led by Kakamega at 1.87m, Bungoma 1.67m, Meru 1.54m and Kilifi at 1.45m.
Mwangi who presented the census report to President Uhuru Kenyatta said the enumeration was successfully conducted from 24th/25th to 31st August 2019 and a mop-up exercise carried out on 1st and 2nd of September 2019, to cover those not enumerated during the seven days.
He said KNBS will undertake further analysis to produce 4 basic reports focussing on population by: Administrative units up to sub-location, Age and Sex by county, Political Units, Socio-economic characteristics; and thematic analytical reports.
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