Kenya Female Population Bigger than Male as third Gender Reported in Census

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The 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census (Population by County and Subcounty). Themed counting of our people for sustainable development and devolution of services, the census was conducted in response to demand for statistical information for implementation of Kenya Development Agenda such as the big 4 and the vision 2030 and other global initiatives including the SDGs. The enumeration was successfully conducted from the 24th 25th to 31 August 2019.

The total enumerated population was reported at 47.6 Million from 37.7 Million in 2009 of which 23,548,056 of the population were male while 24,014,716 were female. Kenya became the first African country to recognize the intersex population in its 2019 Census. The intersex population was reported to be 1,524 a declined to 2.2% in 2019 from 2.9% in 2009.

“We see that the female accounted for 50.5%,” said Director-General of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) Zachary Mwangi while noting that the intersex population has declined from 10 years ago.

Nairobi topped the list of most populous counties with a population of 4.7 Million. Others included Kiambu, Nakuru, Kakamega, and Bungoma while Lamu, Isiolo, Samburu Tana River, and Taita Taveta were reported to be least populous.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged all ministries, departments, and government agencies, stakeholders, development partners to utilize the Census 2019 results in their planning processes.