Richest county In Kenya

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Kajiado is the richest county, according to the government statistics that have exposed the massive disparities in wealth among the country’s regions. Only 12 in every 100 people in kajiado are classified as poor in a country where the average number of people considered not to be rich is 46% of the total population.

Kajiado’s wealth status is radically different from the poorest county, Turkana, where 94% in every 100 resident are considered poor. The findings are contained in the first ever audit of wealth and poverty since the new constitution was passed, with a key accent being the devolution of resources to the counties. According to the report more than half of the people in 23 counties are living below the poverty line underlying the serious differentials in livelihoods.

Kajiado, with 89.4 per cent of its people classified as rich, has displaced Kiambu region which, for decades, was rated the richest area in the country. It’s followed by Nairobi County whose 22.5 people live in poverty, perhaps because of the household in the slums. Kajiado’s riches are concentrated on areas in proximity to Nairobi. They include Ngong, Ongata Rongai, Kitengela, Isinya and Kajiado town but the interior is as poor as any other marginalized areas of the country.

Lamu, the country with the smallest population in the country, 101539 is ranked seventh with only 32.7 percent of its people classified as poor. It’s notable the region has done well despite all the recent   terrorist attacks because of its income from tourism, which some of its neighbour’s lack.

Below is a list of top 5 richest County

            COUNTY                              POPULATION                     %OF PEOPLE LIVING IN POVERTY

  • Kajiado                                     687312                                                           11.6

  • Nairobi                                     31000000                                                       22.5

  • Kirinyaga                                  528054                                                           25.2

  • Kiambu                                     1600000                                                         27.2

  • Meru                                        1300000                                                         28.3

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Emerging from the scenic landscapes of Kericho, with its verdant tea fields, James Ndetto's roots may seem a world apart from the bustling urban centers where communication theories are fervently discussed. Yet, it was here, amidst community gatherings and local stories, that James first understood the power of effective communication.

His curiosity took him to one of Kenya's premier universities, where he pursued a degree in Communication Studies. James' academic journey was marked by a desire to merge traditional African communication methods with modern theories and technologies, aiming to bridge the past with the present.

Post-graduation, James channeled his passion and expertise into writing. He began penning articles that provided deep insights into the evolving world of communication, especially as it pertained to the Kenyan context. His work touched upon diverse themes, from interpersonal communication in Kenyan communities to the transformative power of digital platforms in Africa.

James Ndetto's writings quickly resonated with readers across the continent. His unique perspective, which balanced academic rigor with relatable anecdotes, made him a favored voice in the realm of communication studies.

Beyond his written endeavors, James has taken on roles in academia, teaching courses on communication at notable Kenyan institutions. He has also been an active participant in international conferences, representing Kenya and contributing to global dialogues on the future of communication.

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