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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Martin Njiru - Standard Digital7 Jan 2018

Samburu County, Kenya will not be renewing the registrations of several children's institutions in the county and the County Children Co-ordinator Jane Kabiro is calling on the Samburu government to develop a child protection unit.

Miako Grace Nyawira & Dr. John M. Wanjohi - International Academic Journal of Information Sciences and Project Management 20 Nov 2017

The purpose of the study was to establish the influence of cash transfer for orphans and vulnerable children programme on civil registration in Karaba Location of Mbeere South Subcounty. The study sought to determine how demographic characteristics of the caregivers, challenges faced by caregivers, household priorities of caregivers and household size affect civil registration. 

Dr. Nicky Pouw, Katie Hodgkinson MSc, Mariëlle Le Mat MSc, Karel van Dam MSc15 Nov 2017

This report presents the results of a scientific research on the topic of Social Exclusion of Vulnerable Youth, commissioned by SOS Children’s Villages Netherlands.

Stephen Njenga Mwangi & Dr. Anne Ndiritu - International Academic Journal of Information Sciences and Project Management 17 Oct 2017

The purpose of the study was to investigate the determinants of the effective utilization of cash transfer for orphans and vulnerable children by caregivers in Tigania West SubCounty which has 1320 beneficiaries in the programme. 

George Gĩthĩnji - PesaCheck6 Oct 2017

Following the disappearance of 470 street-connected children after being detained in Nairobi County, county officials claim that it is the responsibility of the federal government to house and rehabilitate the children. 

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.