TABLE 12b: 1962,1969, 1979 Percent African Male Population with some Primary Level Education

 

 

1962

 

 

1969

 

 

1979

 

 

 

District/1

%

Rank

District

%

Rank

District

%

Rank

 

 

Kiambu

58.3

1

Nairobi

43.0

1

Kiambu

52.3

1

 

 

Nyeri

57.4

2

Nyandarua

41.6

2

Nyeri

52.1

2

 

 

Nairobi

51.7

3

Kiambu

40.8

3

South Nyanza

51.6

3

 

 

Thika

51.6

4

Nyeri

38.5

4

Kisumu

50.4

4

 

 

Fort Hall

50.1

5

Bungoma

37.4

5

Siaya

50.4

5

 

 

Nakuru

46.3

6

Muranga

36.3

6

Nyandarua

50.1

6

 

 

Elgon Nyanza

45.7

7

Nakuru

35.2

7

Nandi

49.7

7

 

 

Trans Nzoia

44.5

8

Mombasa

34.1

8

Machakos

49.6

8

 

 

Naivasha

44.3

9

Taita

33.3

9

Kisii

49.3

9

 

 

South Nyanza

42.3

10

Embu

31.9

10

Bungoma

49.3

10

 

 

Kisii

42.2

11

Machakos

31.9

11

Muranga

49.2

11

 

 

North Nyanza

41.5

12

Uasin Gishu

31.7

12

Kirinyaga

48.8

12

 

 

Kericho

39.2

13

Kakamega

31.7

13

Kericho

48.5

13

 

 

Embu

38.8

14

Kisumu

31.3

14

Nakuru

47.8

14

 

 

Mombasa

38.5

15

Kirinyaga

31.1

15

Taita

47.7

15

 

 

Nanyuki

37.9

16

Kisii

29.7

16

Embu

47.5

16

 

 

Nandi

37.3

17

Kericho

29.4

17

Busia

47.5

17

 

 

Taita

36.3

18

Busia

29.1

18

Kakamega

46.7

18

 

 

Laikipia

36.1

19

South Nyanza

29.0

19

Uasin Gishu

46.6

19

 

 

Machakos

35.3

20

Meru

28.3

20

Meru

44.9

20

 

 

Uasin Gishu

34.5

21

Siaya

28.3

21

TransNzoia

44.6

21

 

 

Central Nyanza

33.2

22

TransNzoia

27.9

22

Laikipia

44.2

22

 

 

Meru

31.8

23

Laikipia

27.4

23

Elgeyo Marakwet

44.1

23

 

 

Baringo

24.1

24

Nandi

26.1

24

Nairobi

41.6

24

 

 

Elgeyo Marakwet

22.7

25

Elgeyo Marakwet

23.6

25

Kitui

40.0

25

 

 

Lamu

17.7

26

Kitui

21.1

26

Mombasa

39.8

26

 

 

Kwale

17.1

27

Narok

19.5

27

Baringo

38.3

27

 

 

Kitui

16.6

28

Kajiado

19.4

28

Kilifi

33.4

28

 

 

Kilifi

14.4

29

Kilifi

19.2

29

Lamu

31.7

29

 

 

Tana River

11.9

30

Isiolo

15.5

30

Kajiado

29.4

30

 

 

West Pokot

10.8

31

Marsabit

14.4

31

Kwale

29.3

31

 

 

Narok

8.2

32

Kwale

12.3

32

Tana River

24.1

32

 

 

Kajiado

8

33

Turkana

11.5

33

Narok

24.1

33

 

 

Kenya Average

34.1

 

Baringo

11.0

34

Isiolo

22.8

34

 

 

 

 

 

West Pokot

10.3

35

West Pokot

20.4

35

 

 

 

 

 

Tana River

9.4

36

Samburu

15.0

36

 

 

 

 

 

Lamu

6.3

37

Marsabit

11.1

37

 

 

 

 

 

Samburu

5.4

38

Turkana

8.1

38

 

 

 

 

 

Garissa

5.1

39

Mandera

6.7

39

 

 

 

 

 

Wajir

5.0

40

Garissa

6.6

40

 

 

 

 

 

Mandera

2.4

41

Wajir

5.3

41

 

 

 

 

 

Kenya Average

24.3

 

Kenya Average

37.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/There are no data available for Northern Frontier, Samburu, & Turkana, so these 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.