Deaths outpace births in April
The natural population loss was 3,744 in April this year as against 4,688 in April 2022, KSH said.
In April 2023, 3,464 couples tied the knot, down 31 percent from April 2022.
In the past 12 months, 89,749 children were born, down 0.2 percent from the same period of last year, while 131,205 people died, 10 percent fewer than in the previous year.
The natural population loss came to 41,456 year on year, a drop of 26 percent, compared with 55,867 in the same period last year.
Between May 2022 and April 2023, 58,515 couples were married, 17 percent fewer than in the previous year.