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Census 2019: Kikuyu, Luhya, Kalenjin most populous communities in Kenya

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics has released a breakdown of 2019 census data.

According to the results, the Kikuyu community is listed as the most populous in the country with a population of 8,148,668.

The Luhya community is second with a population of 6,823,842 followed by the Kalenjin which has a tally of 6,358,113 people.

Luo and communities take position four and five with populations of 5,066,966 and 4,663,910, respectively.

The Kenyan Somalis take position six with a population of 2,780,502 followed closely by the Kisii with a population of 2,703,235.

In the same vein, the results showed the populations of Mijikenda, Meru and Maasai stood at 2,488,691, 1,975,869 and 1,189,522 respectively, occupying positions 8, 9 and 10.

The Dahalo with 575 people, Kenyan Americans at 576, Gosha with 685, El Molo with 1104 and the Konso with 1299 people form the list of the most populous Kenyan communities.

By the same scale, Nairobi, Kiambu, Nakuru, Kakamega and Bungoma are listed as the most populous counties while Lamu, Isiolo, Samburu Tana River and Taita Taveta are the least populous.

The whole country’s population stands at 47.6 million with women slightly outnumbering men.

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