Kenya’s cities and towns are centres of industry, education, and culture, hosting
34 percent of the national population and generating over 65 percent
of the national GDP. With an annual urban population growth rate of 4.4
percent, it is one of the most rapidly urbanising countries in the region.
Due to a combination of demographic, economic, and political realities,
many Kenyan cities are facing daunting challenges. Perhaps the most
important one is rapid urbanisation, outstripping by far the capacity of the
government and local authorities to guide the physical growth of urban
areas and provide essential urban services for their citizens. This has resulted
in the rapid growth of slums in Kenyan cities and towns.
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ISBN Series Number:- Not available - ISBN:- Not available - HS Number:- Not available - Series Title:- Not available - Pages: 39 Year: 2007 Publisher: UN-HABITAT Co-Publisher :- Not available - Languages:
Themes: Slum / human settlements upgrading Countries: Kenya