Few things – perhaps nothing in life compares to the loss of a child; as per The Kenya Economic Report 2014, published by the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis; the following are the leading causes of death in Kenyan Children:


  1. Respiratory diseases – 26.4%
  2. Malaria -17%
  3. Diseases of the skin – 8.2%
  4. Diarrhoea – 3.3%
  5. Rheumatism (joint pains) -3%
  6. Urinary tract infections -3%
  7. Accidents – 2.4%
  8. Typhoid fever – 2.1%
  9. Pneumonia – 2.0%