Turkana, Mandera and Samburu top list of poorest counties

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics director general Zachary Mwangi speaks during the release of the Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey report for the year 2015/16, at the KICC on March 22, 2018. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Female-headed households had relatively higher poverty rates compared to their male counterparts.
  • To reverse the inequalities, the report suggested a shift in the distribution of incomes that favour poorer people and strengthening of labour markets.

The counties of Turkana, Mandera, Samburu, Garissa, Busia and West Pokot are some of the poorest in the country, with majority of residents starving due to an inability to pay for basic food commodities.

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