President Uhuru Kenyatta has officially received the report on the recently concluded 2019 census exercise conducted by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).
The data released Monday morning indicates that the country’s population now stands at 47, 564,296.
It also shows a near balance between the male and female population, with the former standing at 23,548,056 and the later at 24,014,706.
The number of intersex people stands at 1,524.
Nairobi County emerged the most populous with 4, 394,073.
While handing over the report to the President, KNBS Director General Zachary Mwangi noted that the process had been carried out with high levels of transparency and professionalism, with local and international observers overseeing the process.
Kiambu, Nakuru, Kakakamega, and Bungoma Counties also recorded a high population while Lamu, Isiolo, Samburu, Tana River, and Taita Taveta Counties recorded the lowest population in the enumeration exercise that ran from Aug. 24 to Aug. 28.