Over the current years, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) has unleashed annual data on “Gross County Product (GCP)” which is absolutely the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of each county.
The report was supported by the World Bank. It followed the value of all the final goods and services delivered in each of the 47 counties, with a sight to providing a sight of the economic structure and comparative size of the economy for each county.
KNBS ranked the counties founded on various aspects such as physical development, sustenance, health, education, child protection, communication, water, sanitation, and accommodation.
The national government also uses the data in the distribution of revenue to the devolved units.Based on the data delivered by KNBS in 2019 and 2020, Nairobi City County has measured the richest county in Kenya.
In August 2020, KNBS rated Meru, Nyeri, and Kirinyaga as mutual second richest counties in Kenya. Most of the residents in these counties can comfortably guard for themselves.
Based on county grants to the country’s GDP, Nairobi is by far the largest benefactor at 21.7 percent.
In 2019, Nakuru County donated a 6.1 percent share of the GDP, Kiambu (5.5 percent), Mombasa (4.7 percent) & Machakos (3.2 percent) to lock out the top five.
To thread up the top ten donors in terms of GDP, Meru donated 2.9 percent, Nyandarua (2.6 percent), Kisumu (2.9 percent) & Kakamega (2.4 percent), and Uasin-Gishu (2.3 percent). Nyandarua, Elgeyo Marakwet, Siaya, Bungoma, Tharaka Nithi, and Nyeri are the fastest developing counties in per capita GCP.
Turkana was rated among the neediest counties in the country. Four in five people are poor. Those in the urban portions of county consume less than Ksh5,995 in a month, while those in countrified areas earn less than Ksh3,252 every month.