Kenya in numbers: Fake Uhurus Census breakdown

The Census was conducted from August 24 to 31.

•There are 47,564,296 people in Kenya, according to the official 2019 population census figures released on Monday.

Kenya National Bureau Of Statistics Director General Zachary Mwangi with Planning PS Julius Muia during the launch of 2019 economic survey in Nairobi on Thursday, April 25,2019.

Kenya National Bureau Of Statistics Director General Zachary Mwangi with Planning PS Julius Muia during the launch of 2019 economic survey in Nairobi on Thursday, April 25,2019.
Image: Enos Teche

There are 47,564,296 people in Kenya, according to the official 2019 population Census figures released on Monday.

Out of these, 23,548,056 are male and 24,014,716 female.

Releasing the results at State House Nairobi, KNBS director Zachary Mwangi on Monday said the most populous counties are  Nairobi (4.3 million), followed by  Kiambu (2.4 million), Nakuru (2.1million), Kakamega (1.8 million) and  Bungoma (1.6 million).

The least popolous counties are  Lamu (143,920), Isiolo (268,002), Samburu (310,327), Tana River (315,943) and  Taita Taveta (340,671).

President Uhuru Kenyatta thanked KNBS for conducting a successful Census.

On Monday, he said Kenya is the first country in Africa to release the results two months after the counting exercise was completed.

He said this was the first Census to be conducted under the 2010 Constitution, fully funded by his administration.

“I would also like to thank the security team. I am happy to note that this is the first Census which was fully funded by my administration,” Uhuru said after releasing the results.

Uhuru said that the Census results will help in realigning the developmental strategies.

KNBS has released the Census results indicating that Kenya’s population is 47.5 million.

The results were released on Monday by KNBS director general Zachary Mwangi.

The Census was conducted from August 24 to 31.

Here is  breakdown of the results;

COUNTIES WITH THE HIGHEST POPULATION

 Nairobi (4.3 million). Of which 2,192,452 were male and 2,204,376 were female. 

Kiambu (2.4 million).  1,187, 146 were male and 1,230,454 were female.

Nakuru (2.1million). 1,077,272 were male and 1,084,835 were female.

Kakamega (1.8 million). 897, 133 of which were male and 970,406 were female.

Bungoma (1.6 million). 812, 146 were male while 858, 389 were female.

LEAST POPULATED COUNTIES 

  1. Lamu (143,920),
  2. Isiolo (268,002),
  3. Samburu (310,327),
  4. Tana River (315,943) and 
  5. Taita Taveta (340,671).

FEMALES AND MALES

The data indicated that the country has 24, 1014,716 females compared to 23, 548, 056, 24 number of males.ADVERTISING

The statistics recorded the number of intersex persons for the first time. The country has a total of 1,524.

INTERSEX POPULATION

Nairobi topped Kenya with the highest number of intersex persons. It was followed by Kiambu county. Here is the top 10 list.

  1. Nairobi 245 
  2. Kiambu 135 
  3. Nakuru 95
  4. Wajir 49 
  5. Meru 41 
  6. Kakamega 40
  7. Kisii 38
  8. Kajiado 38
  9. Migori 35
  10. Bungoma 35

HOUSEHOLD SIZE

The data shows that northern Kenya has the largest families.

Mandera leads with an average household size of 6.9 persons per family.

It is followed by Wajir at 6.1, Garissa 5.9, Marsabit 5.8, and Turkana 5.6.

Rift Valley’s West Pokot is also among counties with family sizes that average five persons at 5.3, while coastal county of Kwale at 5.0.

In Nairobi, household sizes are the lowest at 2.9.

In Central Kenya, Nyeri, Kirinyaga and Kiambu are at 3.0.

Murang’a and Embu stand at 3.3, which are among the lowest in the country. Mombasa stands at 3.1.

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