• The Information on fertility was solicited from all the females aged 12 years and above, who were interviewed about their birth history.

• According to the survey, the total fertility rate at the national level declined from 4.8 births in 2009 to 3.4 births in 2019.

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Kenyan counties with the lowest fertility rate
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Counties with the least fertility rates include Nyamira at 2.7 per cent, Kirinyaga at 2.7 per cent, Kiambu at 2.7 per cent, and Makueni at 2.8 per cent.

According to the survey, the total fertility rate at the national level declined from 4.8 births in 2009 to 3.4 births in 2019.

However, the total fertility rate has remained high in Mandera, Wajir, and Marsabit counties.

Meanwhile Mandera County leads with the highest fertility rate of 8.0 per cent in Kenya while Nairobi has the lowest rate of fertility which stands at 2.5 per cent.

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Kenyan counties with the highest fertility
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This is according to the Economic Survey for 2022 done by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, released on Thursday.

This means a woman in Mandera is likely to give birth to eight children while in Nairobi a woman will only give birth to two or three children.

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