Rural Out-Migration to Urban Uncertainties in Kenya - Fact Sheet

The African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC) under the Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium (MOP/RPC) conducted the study, ‘Rural Out-migration to Urban Uncertainties in Kenya,’ in Siaya and Vihiga counties by between September 2012 and October 2012. The study investigated the push factors at the place of origin (rural areas) as well as the pull factors at the destination (urban areas) in order to understand the nature and extent to which rural-urban migration alleviates or aggravates poverty. It outlined the factors influencing rural-urban migration and their relation to poverty. In addition, the study explored the migration experiences by gender to determine whether there are similarities and differences in rural-urban migration for men and women.