Kenyan population to hit 81 million as fertility rates soar

What you need to know:

  • According to the report, a Kenyan woman gives birth to an average of four children, a number higher than the global average of 2.5.
  • According to the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs mid 2015 results, about a billion people have been added to the world in 12 years.
  • A similar report published by the Population Reference Bureau shows that there has been a significant progress of women empowerment in Africa, especially in education, governance, employment, fertility and health.

The country’s population is expected to hit 81.4 million by 2050, a report shows.

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