The percentages are skewed somewhat by the low life expectancy in Kenya (due largely to the spread of HIV and AIDS), which leaves the country with a very small population of seniors.
This also means many of Kenya’s children are orphans.
Children in Kenya: Kenyans love children (watoto), who are highly valued as a continuation of their lineage, and until recently subscribed to the view that “the more you have, the better.” This view is fast disappearing, largely due to economic constraints.
The situation for the children of Kenya is of particular importance, because they make up an unusually large portion of the population.
Forty percent of Kenya’s population is aged under 14 years, while most Western or developed countries have less than 20% of their population in that age group.