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RATE OF POPULATION DECLINE INCREASES IN JAN-MAY

 

The rate of population decline increased in the first five months of 2019 after 2.1% fewer births and 0.5% more deaths were registered compared with the same period last year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said. In the first five months of the year, 34,823 children were born, 745 fewer than in the same period last year, while 57,799 died, 267 more than in Jan-May 2018. The rate of natural population decline was 4.6% (22,976) higher than in the same period a year earlier, KSH said. The number of marriages increased, with 16,289 couples tying the knot, 4.4% more than in the same period last year.