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Rich-poor income gap widest in towns

There is a screaming schism between the poor and the rich, survey data exclusive to the Daily Nation has shown. For every Sh1,000 a poor man spends in a Kenyan town, for example, a rich person spends an equivalent Sh170,000.

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Revealed: The richest and poorest counties 

Nairobi is Kenya’s richest county while Turkana is the poorest, according a new report to be published Tuesday. Counties in northern Kenya are among the poorest performers, according to the joint Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and Society for International Development (SID) report which reveals the stark inequalities between counties.

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Turkana is the least educated, says report 

Turkana is the least educated county, according to a new report that has exposed great disparities in education levels in the country. According to the latest education figures, people living in Turkana are seven times less likely to access secondary education than an average Kenyan.

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Rural areas in dark with least power connections

Majority of the country’s population has no access to basic amenities, a new survey has shown. The survey seen by the Nation ranks North Eastern counties as the worst hit with few households having access to water, electricity, improved sanitation, housing and fuel.

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County reps demands obscene in face of sharp inequalities

The current impasse between the Salaries and Remuneration Commission and the Members of the County Assemblies over pay is misplaced or simply being mishandled. While it is within the MCAs’ labour rights to demand for more pay, I think the discussion should be premised not on how much the National government can support the new salaries, but more importantly on how the leaders plan to raise the monies they are demanding to be paid, based practical plans feasible in each of the counties.

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School dropout rate up, says new survey

The number of pupils who graduate to secondary school has dropped sharply, says a new study.A recent survey indicates that only 22.8 per cent of the country’s population has secondary education and above, as opposed to the high number of Kenyans who complete primary schools.

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Turkana and Wajir counties have highest levels of illiteracy

High levels of illiteracy could blight county economies, a new report by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and Society for International Development says. The report shows that over 15 counties have more than 30 per cent illiteracy levels.

Grass and mud mostly used building materials

Turkana, Wajir and Mandera counties have the least proportions of populations using corrugated iron sheets for roofing houses, according to a new report. The report by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and the Society for International Development (Sid) also shows that the counties have the least proportion of populations using stone, brick or block for walling houses as well as cement for flooring.


Majority rely on kerosene, animal and agriculture waste for cooking

Only a handful of Kenyans are using cleaner fuels for cooking and lighting. A new report shows that just six per cent of Kenyans use cooking gas and other cleaner fuels, while majority use firewood, animal and agricultural waste.

New cash allocation plan for counties

A change in the formula for allocation of funds to counties may help fight the inequality that was revealed in a poverty-levels survey launched on Tuesday.Commenting on the report “Exploring Kenya’s inequality: Pulling apart or pulling together?” chairman of the Senate devolution committee Kipchumba Murkomen said the pending Senate Bill on revenue sharing would help counties fight poverty.

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What Inequality Means For Counties Growth

On Tuesday, the Society for International Development (SID) and the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) released a new report on inequality in Kenya.

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So Rich Yet So Poor, Is Turkana Selling Its Due?

Imagine a place that is linked to the origin of humankind; is one of the world’s leading archaeological sites and is now a World Heritage Site; has preserved wildlife fossils, which include the giant tortoise and the 20-foot long crocodile; is home to one of the smallest tribes on earth who still wear goat or fish skins and accessorize with fish bones or fish teeth; has the world’s largest permanent desert lake which is also the world’s largest alkaline lake.

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Secondary Education Boosts Your Chances Of Securing A Job In Kenya

Having a secondary education boosts your chances of securing employment as compared to someone with only primary education

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The Kenyan equality gap

A new report about inequality in Kenya is generating conversation online among the country’s Twitter users. The joint report by the Society for International Development (SID) and the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) compares the socio-economic status of the country’s counties.

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