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List Of Towns With High Poverty Levels In Kenya

by John Nyabuto

This is a list of towns with high poverty levels in Kenya. Poverty level is a measurement of the number of people that are considered impoverished. Many factors like the level of income, availability of food, shelter and other basic necessities play a major role in determining poverty levels.

According to recent research by the World Bank, many Kenyans spend more on mobile phone services monthly than on fuel and electricity. They spend an average of Ksh 1,501 on mobile phone services which is 20% more than on fuel which is averagely Ksh 1,234. The difference in poverty level is not significant between both formal and informal settlements and this clearly implies that poverty is widespread across Kenya.

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Here is a list of towns with high poverty levels in Kenya

 

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Town

 

Poverty Level

 

1

 

Kericho

 

85%

 

2

 

Kitui

 

74%

 

3

 

Marsabit

 

72%

 

4

 

Naivasha

 

71%

 

5

 

Lodwar

 

60%

 

6

 

Kisumu

 

62%

 

7

 

Machakos

 

61%

 

8

 

Nairobi

 

41%

 

9

 

Mombasa

 

26%

 

10

 

Kakamega

 

18%

 

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