Price Monitoring and Analysis Country Brief: Kenya, May 2010


Key Messages

  • Food prices have continued to decrease since the beginning of the year.
  • Insecurity persists especially at the borders with Somalia; IDPs are the most affected by dire food insecurity situation.
  • The number of people requiring food assistance has decreased to 1.6 million, however very alarming food security conditions are expected throughout the country.
  • The government is implementing measures to support producers and providing food assistance to food insecure people.


In 2008, Kenya's total population was estimated to be 38.53 million, with a population growth rate of 2% per annum. The proportion of undernourished population was 32% in 2005 and the prevalence of HIV among adults was estimated at 6%.