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The launch for MICS 5 report for Kakamega took place on Tuesday March 31, 2106 at the Masinde Muliro University. In her remarks Ms. Monica Chizororo who represented UNICEF Kenya Country office noted that the MICS programme is a global programme which was started 20 years ago and is currently being implemented in over 100 countries. It objective was to collect data to monitor the implementation of the recommendations of the Declaration of the Child Summit in 2000 and to fill data gaps on women and children which is not available in other data sources. In Eastern and Southern Africa MICS is being implemented in 12 countries including Kenya which has participated in all the MICS five survey rounds which have been implemented under the programme.


 In his remarks Mr. Obudho the Director of Population and Social Statistics who represented the  Director-General of KNBS observed that the survey provide data specific for Kakamega County which was not available from previous KDHS surveys. He advised that the county can compare the results with those of other counties in the 2014 KDHS and find out what is being done in Kirinyaga County which has the best indicators. He also noted that additional data specifically is available under the Reproductive Health Survey undertaken in six urban areas including Kakamega. KNBS has started preparing County Statistical Abstracts and the data is being analyzed to determine its adequacy in the calculation of county GDP. He concluded by observing that preparations for the 2019 Population and Household census has started.


 In his remarks the Director of PSRI Professor Murungaru noted that PSRI appreciated participating in the surveys with KNBS and UNICEF whose launch was also took place in Turkana and Bungoma where similar reports were being launched. He observed that the results for Kakamega. The survey showed that the county needed to improve the household conditions which were poorer than at the national level. PSRI as a training and research Institute has the capacity to undertake further analysis of the data and appealed to the county government and UNICEF to provide funds for this purpose. In conclusion he appreciated the collaboration between the three institutions.

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Professor Murungaru Kimani

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