Top 10 Counties With The Highest Literacy Levels In Kenya

The Literacy index in Kenya as of March 2017 stands at of 66.5% while the numeracy rate stands at 68.5%.

This shows that many people have the ability to understand and work with numbers, something like counting money…as compared to reading.

Statistics further show that urban areas have higher literacy rates than the rural areas. Literacy is also higher in among the young than the old population as the people below 25 years have a literacy rate of 75%

Below are some of the counties in Kenya with the highest literacy index

COUNTY                              LITERACY LEVEL

1. Nairobi County                          89%

2. Kiambu County                          88%

3. Kirinyaga County                       87%    

4. Muranga County                        86%

5. Machakos County                      85%   

6. Nakuru County                           78%

7. Kisumu County                           76%

8. Kisii County                                 74%

9. Kericho County                           73%

10. Homabay County                     71%


On the contrary, the Counties which lag behind with low literacy levels are;

Turkana       82%

Wajir             76%

Garissa        74%

Mandera      70%

Marsabit      68%


John Nyabuto

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