Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 44.86 million
  • Population under 15: 42%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 62 years
  • Human Development Index: 145 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Lower Middle Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 5.3%
  • Mean Household Composition: 3.9 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 32%
  • Early Marriage (% of girls married by 15 years): 29%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2014

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Francesca Stuer & Kate Greenaway - 4Children/Catholic Relief Services25 Aug 2017

In this case study, Coordinating Comprehensive Care of Children (4Children) documents and evaluates the work of COGRI’s Lea Toto program and the FHI360 led APHIAplus program in Kenya.

Paula Braitstein, Samuel Ayaya, David Ayuku, Allison DeLong, and Lukoye Atwoli - Child Maltreatment in Residential Care3 Aug 2017

This study investigated the incidence of maltreatment experienced by children living outside parental care, comparing the prevalence of abuse between children living with extended family, children living in institutional care, and children living or working on the street. 

Annlyne Barbara Oranga - Mtoto News6 Jul 2017

This news article provides a report of the June 2017 Africa Expert Consultation on Violence against Children in All Care Settings, held in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Daniel Wesangula - Reuters29 Jun 2017

Rogue churches in Kenya are delivering trafficked "miracle babies" to infertile women. 

Jonna Karlsson - UNICEF23 Jun 2017

This UNICEF presentation describes the need for social service workforce strengthening in East and Southern Africa and presents recommendations based on a case example from Rwanda. 

Ruth Wacuka - Kenya Society of Careleavers21 Jun 2017

This document includes the keynote address given on the first day of the Africa Expert Consultation on Violence against Children (VAC) in All Care Settings by Ruth Wacuka, Kenya Society of Careleavers. 

Noah Sanganyi - Department of Children's Services, Kenya21 Jun 2017

This document includes the opening remarks given at the Africa Expert Consultation on Violence against Children (VAC) in All Care Settings by Mr. Noah Sanganyi, the Director of Kenya's Department of Children's Services. 

Elsa Laurin - UNHCR21 Jun 2017

This UNHCR presentation provides an overview of alternative care for children in East African refugee contexts.

Geoffrey Oyat - Save the Children21 Jun 2017

This presentation describes the findings from a 2015 Save the Children study on kinship care in Ethiopia, Kenya and Zanzibar. 

Andrew Kardan, Andrew Wyatt, Ramla Attah and Paul Quarles van Ufford - Oxford Policy Management1 May 2017

This working paper assesses the performance of local and community-based structures in Kenya and Zambia in delivering the government social protection systems that they are tasked to support.