TABLE 11b:  1962, 1969, 1979 Percent African Female Population with some Primary Level Education

 

 

1962

 

 

1969

 

 

1979

 

District

Percent

Rank

District

Percent

Rank

District

Percent

Rank

Nairobi

40.5

1

Nairobi

35.6

1

Nyeri

48.3

1

Nyeri

34.9

2

Nyeri

32.9

2

Kiambu

45.8

2

Kiambu

28.9

3

Kiambu

30.1

3

Muranga

44.3

3

Fort Hall

27.1

4

Muranga

29.2

4

Nyandarua

44.3

4

North Nyanza

22.8

5

Bungoma

27.9

5

Machakos

43.7

5

Thika

22.7

6

Kakamega

26.4

6

Bungoma

43.1

6

Nanyuki

21.7

7

Nyandarua

26.1

7

Kisii

42.8

7

Trans Nzoia

20.8

8

Taita

25.8

8

Taita

41.9

8

Nakuru

19.2

9

Laikipia

24.2

9

Nandi

41.3

9

Taita

18.7

10

Mombasa

23.4

10

Kisumu

41.0

10

Elgon Nyanza

17.7

11

TransNzoia

22.3

11

Kakamega

40.8

11

Mombasa

17.3

12

Nakuru

21.3

12

Uasin Gishu

40.6

12

Nandi

16.6

13

Embu

20.8

13

Nakuru

40.5

13

Naivasha

15.7

14

Uasin Gishu

20.7

14

South Nyanza

40.1

14

South Nyanza

14.9

15

Machakos

19.8

15

Kirinyaga

39.7

15

Machakos

14.9

15

Kisumu

18.9

16

Nairobi

39.2

16

Embu

14.7

17

Meru

18.4

17

Embu

39.2

17

Kisii

14.7

17

Kisii

16.9

18

Siaya

38.8

18

Meru

13.7

19

Kirinyaga

16.8

19

Kericho

38.2

19

Elgeyo Marakwet

13.1

20

Elgeyo Marakwet

16.7

20

Laikipia

37.1

20

Uasin Gishu

12.9

21

Kericho

16.2

21

TransNzoia

36.8

21

Laikipia

12.1

22

Busia

16.1

22

Meru

36.0

22

Central Nyanza

12.0

23

Siaya

15.6

23

Elgeyo Marakwet

35.9

23

Baringo

11.4

24

South Nyanza

15.4

24

Busia

34.1

24

Kericho

11.0

25

Nandi

14.4

25

Mombasa

33.3

25

Lamu

8.7

26

Narok

10.8

26

Baringo

29.9

26

Kwale

5.9

27

Kitui

10.1

27

Kitui

28.2

27

Tana River

5.3

28

Kajiado

9.5

28

Lamu

20.5

28

Narok

3.2

29

Kilifi

6.0

29

Kajiado

19.6

29

Kilifi

3.1

30

Isiolo

5.5

30

Kwale

14.8

30

West Pokot

2.9

31

Baringo

4.6

31

Tana River

13.2

31

Kitui

2.5

32

West Pokot

4.3

32

Narok

13.0

32

Kajiado

1.7

33

Kwale

3.7

33

Kilifi

12.8

33

Kenya Average

15.3

 

Marsabit

3.7

34

Isiolo

12.3

34

 

 

 

Tana River

3.5

35

West Pokot

10.1

35

 

 

 

Turkana

3.6

36

Samburu

5.9

36

 

 

 

Lamu

2.3

37

Marsabit

5.2

37

 

 

 

Samburu

1.4

38

Turkana

3.6

38

 

 

 

Mandera

0.4

39

Garissa

2.7

39

 

 

 

Garissa

0.3

40

Wajir

2.3

40

 

 

 

Wajir

1.1

41

Mandera

1.7

41

 

 

 

Kenya Average

15.2

 

Kenya Average

29.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/There are no data available for Northern Frontier, Samburu, & Turkana, so these 3 districts are not included.

 

Adapted from Wortham (1990), pp.294,313,332. That author cites the 1969 Kenya Population Census, Vol.3 and the

1979 Kenya Population Census, Vol.1.