Subukia has lowest number of girls attending school in Nakuru County

Wednesday March 18 2020

Pupils at Kabazi Primary School in Subukia led by their teacher Michael Githinji in an extra curriculum activity at the school. PHOTO | FRANCIS MUREITHI | NATION MEDIA GROUP


Subukia has the lowest number of girls attending primary classes in Nakuru County, according to the population and housing census carried out by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.

Subukia is one of the 11 sub-counties in Nakuru County with a poor academic record.


Professionals in the area have established a scholarship programme for pupils and teachers to uplift the education standards.

One of the biggest challenges in the area is lack of interest by parents to send their children to school, poverty, few pre-primary classes, and child labour among other limitations.

The census report reveals that 464,226 pupils are in primary schools in Nakuru County. Of this number, 236,584 are males.

Subukia Sub-County, whose performance in national examinations has declined over the years, has a population of 20,131 made up of 10,406 males and 9,724 females.

Naivasha has the highest number of pupils in primary schools with a population of 65,447 with males standing at 32,758 and females 32,683.


Njoro follows closely with a population of 58,333 with males leading at 30,134 and females 28,199.

Kuresoi North is in position three with a population of 48,052 with males leading at 24,692 and females at 23,359.

Rongai, which has one of the best managed National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) kitties, is fourth with a population of 43,893 (22,363 males and 21,528 females).

Nakuru North is fifth in enrolment with a population of 43,262 of 22,062 males and 21,195 females.


Kuresoi South is sixth with a population of 43,004 (22,143 males and 20,859 females). Gilgil is seventh with a population of 38,274 made up of 19,634 males and 18,639 females.

Molo has enrolled 37,005 primary school pupils with males taking the lead at 19,150 and females at 17,854. In Nakuru West, there are more females in primary schools than males.

The sub-county has some of the most modern public schools in the county and has a population of 34,045 comprising 17,102 females and 16,942 females. Nakuru East is last in the log with a population of 32,780 out of which 16,479 are females while 16,300 are males.