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2019 Census report shows new ethnic compilation

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The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) has released data showing the current population in the country broken down the ethnic groupings.

Addressing the media on Friday, Treasury CS Ukur Yattani said the data is as a result of the 2019 population census.

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Kikuyus are the majority in Kenya with a population of 8.14 million.

Luhya ethnic group follows with a population size of 6.82 million.

Kalenjins come in third with a size of 6.3 million followed by Luos with a population size of 5 million.

Kambas come in fifth with a population size of 4.6 million, Somalis wrap up the Top Six, with a collective population of 2.8 million.

Members of the Kisii ethnic community are seventh with a population size of 2.7 million, the Mijikenda are eighth with a population size of 2.4 million.

Members of the Meru ethnic group are ninth with a population size of 1.9 million, and the Masai wrap up the Top Ten with a population size of 1.1 million.

The report further shows that Kenyans of working age (15 to 64 years) in 2019 rose to 27.2 million from 20.7 million in 2009.