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With this law, how many cities does Kenya now have based on current populations.

Towns with 250,000 people to become cities under new law

President Uhuru Kenyatta has today signed three Bills into law, one of which redefines city status.

The Bills presented to the President at State House, Nairobi, are The Urban Areas and Cities (Amendment) Bill 2017, The Petroleum Bill 2017 and the Energy Bill 2017.

While assenting into law the Urban Areas and Cities Amendment Bill, President Kenyatta commended the Senate for acting with speed to pass the law, intended to accelerate efficient and quality services to wananchi.

The new law enables county governments to review the criteria provided for classifying an area as a city, municipality, town or market centre. Under the new law, the number of residents required for city status has been reduced from 500,000 to 250,000....
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