Which Are the Poorest counties in Kenya 2021?

Poorest counties in Kenya 2021

Here we have a list ranking of the top ten list of the poorest counties or counties in Kenya in 2021. Most importantly, we will answer many of the questions we received through our inbox. For example, which is the poorest county in Kenya? What is the richest county in Kenya? What is the poverty level in Kenya 2021?

First, there are several factors that influence the GDP of every county in Kenya today. This includes frequent border disputes and cattle rust in counties such as West Pokot and Baringo. However, the Kenya government has so far contained the situation in the affected areas.

Notably, we used these parameters while developing the list of Kenya’s 10 poorest counties in 2021. In addition, we also used some results from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).
In short, we will list the name of the poorest county or counties in Kenya. Next, we will provide links for each of Kenya’s 10 poorest counties in 2021. Take a look at the updated list below.

Which is the poorest county in Kenya?

Poorest counties in Kenya 2021
Which Are the Poorest counties in Kenya 2021

The poorest county in Kenya today is Mandera County. The second poorest county in Kenya is Turkana County, followed by Samburu County. This is because the population in these counties lacks basic needs such as food and housing. Moreover, there is a shortage of schools, hospitals, clean water, security and other basic amenities and services.

Top Ten Most Poorest counties in Kenya 2021

urkana was ranked as the poorest province in the 2016 survey with more than 79 out of every 100 of its residents living in poverty, followed by Mandera (78), Samburu (76), Busia (69) and Garissa (66).

Marsabit, Wajir, Tana River, West Pokot and Isiolo districts make up the 10 poorest districts with 63.7, 62.6, 62.2, 57.4 and 51.9 per cent of the population struggling to meet basic needs.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) report defines families living in poverty as those with an income of less than Sh 3,252 per month in rural and semi-urban areas and Sh 5,995 in major urban centres.

Poverty levels in 23 counties are higher than the national average, highlighting the stark differences in livelihoods.

Kenya embarked on a transition of power in 2013 to bridge the unequal distribution of wealth that the centralized system of government had entrenched. Nationwide, 36.1 percent of the country’s 45.4 million people live in poverty, an improvement from 46.6 percent in 2006.

This means that 16.4 million people lived in poverty in the year to June 2016, a modest decrease from 16.6 million 10 years earlier.

1. Mandera County. It’s the most poorest county in the list of the top ten worst counties to live in Kenya today.
2. Turkana County. Turkana county is the second poorest county in Kenya in 2021.
3. Samburu County.
4. Garissa County.
5. Busia County.
6. West Pokot County.
7. Wajir County.
8. Homa Bay County.
9. Kitui County. And finally,
10. Kilifi County.

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