2019 Census results shows that Kenya is a country of youths


Census statistics 2019 results in Kenya shows that the country has a population of 47.6 millions. 35.7 millions citizens out of the 47.6 millions are aged below 35 years, equal to 75% of the total population.

According to the results that were released yesterday Friday, 21 Feb, in 2019 in Nairobi, the population of children between 0-14years is 18,541,982, adolescents aged 10-19 is 11,631,929. Youth citizens aged 18-34 years are 13,777,600.

However, five most popular communities in Kenya make two thirds of the total population in Kenya. The communities include Kikuyu, Luhya, Kalenjin and kamba that have maintained their dominating grip on the rest of the country.

There are 8.1 million Kikuyu, up from 6.6 million ten years ago. At the second place are the Luhya with a population of 6.8 million up from 5.3 million in 2009. Kalenjin is the third with a population of 6.3 million, an increase from 4.9 million people in 2009. Fourth in line are the Luos who capped the 5 million mark up from 4 million ten years ago.

The Kamba closed the top five lust with a population of 4.6 million from 3.9 million in 2009. Fortunately, the five ethnic communities produce the country’s top most political players and have produced four presidents since the country’s independence in 1963.

The census exercise took one week where they went from house to house from 6am-late night with corporation with the village elders and chiefs.

Per the statistics, Kenya has much and efficient work force that would contribute to economy development since the youth out numbers the elders. So then, it implies that in the future, the country will have much in put in various sectors partaining country’s labour force.
Only 3.9% of the entire population are aged 65 years and above.


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