Preliminary data show that 7,361 children were born and 10,808 people died in October 2022, with the number of live births decreasing by 3.9% and deaths by 8.3% in November 2021-October 2022 compared with the same period a year earlier, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said.
The natural population loss was 3,447 in October this year as against 3,501 in October 2021, KSH said. In October 2022, 4,712 couples tied the knot, down 11% from October 2021. The natural population loss came to 55,335 compared with 64,720 in the same period of last year, a drop of 12%. Between November 2021 and October 2022, 66,260 couples were married, 6.4% fewer than in the previous year.