Kenya’s population stands at 47.5 million


Kenya’s population is currently 47, 564, 296 million, provisional 2019 census data has shown.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) released the census provisional report on Monday at State House Nairobi, where it was presented to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The figures reveal that there are more women at 24 million than men, who stand at 23.6 million are men, while 24 million are women and the intersex population stands at 1,524.

Director-General of KNBS, Zachary Mwangi said this year’s enumerated population has soared by nine million in the last decade.

The most populous counties include Nairobi, Kiambu, Nakuru, Kakamega and Bungoma while the least populous are Lamu, Isiolo, Samburu, Tana River and Taita Taveta counties.

Speaking at the hand-over of the 2019 census report at State House, Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the report provides an opportunity for the government to re-align its development policies and programs.

“I therefore direct all Ministries, Departments and Agencies to utilise these results.  I urge other arms of Government, counties, stakeholders and development partners to make use of the results in their planning processes,” President Kenyatta said.

The census exercise was held between August 24 and 31, 2019.

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