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What is the size of Kenya’s population?

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA), put the population of Kenya at 56.2 million in 2024. The Kenya population projections of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics put the Kenya population at 52.4 million. Kenya holds its population census every ten years. The last census was in 2019 and showed the population was 47.6 million. The projections are from statistical modelling.

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