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Kenyan Population Grows 26% Over Decade, Adding Budget Pressures

  • Population climbed to 47.6 million people, with 50.5% female
  • Government struggling to provide services as revenue slows
Automobiles and tuk-tuk drivers travel alongside pedestrians in Mombasa.

Automobiles and tuk-tuk drivers travel alongside pedestrians in Mombasa.

Photographer: Luis Tato/Bloomberg
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Kenya’s population grew by one quarter over the past decade, adding pressure to the government as it tries to balance boosting provision of social services with managing its debt.