Emigration Mobility Trends and Patterns in Kenya: A Shift from South-North to South-South Migration


The study explores emigration levels, trends and patterns of Kenyan migrants, using the macro data collected during the 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census. In Kenya, little was known of its emigrant’s destination. This research aimed to establish the size, composition and distribution of Kenyan emigrants. The results show that although the United States and United Kingdom remain key destinations, there was a shift in the size, composition, trends and patterns to within Africa. The conclusion focused on related policy implications on development, with a focus on the impacts of migration in the region, cross-border migration and economic blocks for the development of both the country of origin and destination.

Keywords: : Emigration; Levels, Trends And Patterns; South-South Migration; Research And Policy Implications; Development.

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 29-48 (Download PDF)

Creative Commons Licence
This work by European American Journals is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License