Kenyan Women On Average Have Five Children Despite Decades Of Family Planning Programs

Daily Nation: Five children per woman: How Kenya lost family planning battle
“…If the trajectory carved by the [family planning] campaign from independence had continued in its path, Kenyan women would today be having between two and three children on average, but they are still stuck at five. This has planners a bit uneasy because family planning is an essential component of achieving development goals for health, poverty reduction, gender equality, and environmental sustainability…” (Oketch, 5/6).