The Nairobi Times Newspaper of January 19, 1983, Issue No. 368

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  • With a population of about 17 million people ,only a third of Kenya’s land area is productive.
  • Out of this population ,14 million people are in the rural areas.
  • At the current rate of increase of 3.9 per cent per annum,the country will have 34 million people by the year 2000, of these 24 million will be in the rural areas.
  • The eco balance in these areas will be seriously threatened.