A large number of children in Kenya are living in child headed households, a report by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child says.
The report, containing replies of the Kenya Government to the list of issues in relation to the combined third and fourth periodic reports of Kenya, shows that Makueni sub-county is leading in the number of children living in child headed households at 26,469. It is followed by Kakamega, Nakuru and Kirinyaga sub-counties at 21,643, 16,539 and 15,571 children respectively.
Sub-counties with the lowest number of children living in child headed households are Isiolo (1,580 children), Tana River (1,707 children) and Taita Taveta (1,804 children).
The report shows that in all the 47 sub-counties, there are more male children living in child headed households than the female children.
Among the four major urban cities, Nakuru leads with 16,539 children living in child headed households, followed by Nairobi with 13,341 children. Kisumu posts a figure of 6,195 children while Mombasa has 4,001 children.
Click on the link Replies to the list of issues to read the report.