Kenya has more women than men, according to census results released yesterday.
Incidentally, there are more boys born but their survival into their early 20s is significantly lower.
Different studies have indicated that more men are exposed to killer risks, informing the changes in the population composition.
These were among the key findings of the census conducted in August, but released yesterday by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). Birth of boys.
Overall, there are close to 470,000 more women than men even though more parents give birth to boys. Kakamega and Kisii lead in women numbers.
In Kakamega alone, there are about 73,000 more women in a population of 1.87 million while Kisii has 55,000 more women. Elgeyo Marakwet and Embu counties have the fairest gender balance.
Overall, 15 counties have more men than women. Mombasa and Marsabit counties are among the regions with male-dominated populations. Turkana County has 29,219 more men than women.
Samburu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi and Laikipia counties had relatively small differences between the sexes. Overall, the country has 24 million women and 23.5 million men.