TABLE 12a:  1962, 1969, 1979 African Male Population Illiteracy Rate

 

 

 

 

1962

 

 

1969

 

 

1979

 

 

District/1

%

Rank

District

%

Rank

District

%

Rank

 

Nyeri

38.6

1

Nairobi

38.3

1

Nairobi

26.4

1

 

Kiambu

38.9

2

Kiambu

52.7

2

Kiambu

34.9

2

 

Nairobi

41.6

3

Mombasa

53.6

3

Nyeri

34.9

2

 

Thika

47.0

4

Nyandarua

55.1

4

Mombasa

38.4

4

 

Fort Hall

47.6

5

Nyeri

56.0

5

Kisumu

38.6

5

 

Nakuru

51.0

6

Bungoma

58.0

6

Kisii

39.1

6

 

Elgon Nyanza

52.6

7

Muranga

59.3

7

Nyandarua

39.7

7

 

Naivasha

3.9

8

Uasin Gishu

64.0

8

Bungoma

39.7

7

 

Trans Nzoia

54.3

9

Taita

64.1

9

South Nyanza

40.1

9

 

Kisii

55.1

10

Kisumu

64.1

10

Nakuru

40.7

10

 

South Nyanza

56.4

11

Embu

64.8

11

Muranga

40.8

11

 

North Nyanza

57.1

12

Kakamega

65.1

12

Machakos

40.9

12

 

Mombasa

57.4

13

Kirinyaga

65.4

13

Kirinyaga

41.0

13

 

Embu

59.9

14

Nakuru

59.8

14

Siaya

43.1

14

 

Kericho

59.9

14

TransNzoia

67.3

15

Uasin Gishu

43.3

15

 

Nanyuki

60.3

16

Kisii

67.4

16

Embu

43.4

16

 

Nandi

61.3

17

Kericho

67.7

17

Kericho

44.0

17

 

Taita

62.8

18

Busia

67.8

18

Nandi

44.0

17

 

Laikipia

62.9

19

South Nyanza

68.0

19

Taita

44.2

19

 

Machakos

63.5

20

Laikipia

69.0

20

Kakamega

44.7

20

 

Uasin Gishu

64.0

21

Siaya

69.4

21

Busia

44.8

21

 

Central Nyanza

65.2

22

Meru

69.6

22

Laikipia

46.9

22

 

Meru

67.3

23

Nandi

72.3

23

TransNzoia

47.7

23

 

Baringo

74.2

24

Machakos

65.8

24

Meru

48.5

24

 

Elgeyo Marakwet

77.2

25

Elgeyo Marakwet

74.7

25

Elgeyo Marakwet

50.4

25

 

Lamu

81.0

26

Kitui

77.8

26

Kitui

54.8

26

 

Kwale

81.3

27

Kilifi

78.2

27

Baringo

56.7

27

 

Kitui

83.1

28

Kajiado

78.4

28

Kilifi

61.4

28

 

Kilifi

85.1

29

Narok

79.8

29

Lamu

61.7

29

 

Tana River

87.4

30

Isiolo

82.0

30

Kajiado

64.0

30

 

West Pokot

88.7

31

Marsabit

83.6

31

Kwale

65.6

31

 

Kajiado

91.4

32

Kwale

86.1

32

Isiolo

71.4

32

 

Narok

91.4

32

Turkana

86.3

33

Tana River

71.9

33

 

Kenya Average

62.7

 

Baringo

88.0

34

Narok

72.7

34

 

 

 

 

West Pokot

88.8

35

West Pokot

77.1

35

 

 

 

 

Tana River

89.8

36

Samburu

81.8

36

 

 

 

 

Lamu

91.8

37

Marsabit

86.3

37

 

 

 

 

Wajir

93.9

38

Turkana

90.1

38

 

 

 

 

Samburu

93.9

39

Garissa

90.7

39

 

 

 

 

Garissa

94.1

40

Mandera

91.3

40

 

 

 

 

Mandera

97.4

41

Wajir

93.0

41

 

 

 

 

Kenya Average

73.8

 

Kenya Average

54.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Adapted from Wortham (1990), pp.293, 312, 331. That author cites the 1969 Kenya Population Census, Vol. 3

 and the 1979 Kenya Population Census, Vol.1.