Kenya’s urban population is rapidly increasing, with approximately 32% of the population residing in urban areas. This increase has put pressure on basic facilities such as water, sanitation, security, housing and transportation. In Nairobi, over half of the population resides in slums. 

The assessment findings reinforce the range of challenges facing poor urban children and adolescents. While there is relatively more evidence, data and a more supportive policy environment than in other countries in the region, opportunities remain to use information to inform action—especially for adolescents.

Source: Kenya Country Brief