The overall literacy rate in Kilifi County stands at 68%. Of this number, 51% are men while 49% are women. There are 418 primary and 86 secondary schools catering for an estimated 256,000 and 22,500 students respectively. There are 13 youth polytechnics, one college and a University campus.

Universities / Colleges in Kilifi:

    Pwani University College
    Bandari College
    Kilifi Medical College

Primary school children in Kilifi County


Squatters leaving on their ancestral land in the region do not have title deeds on the land. The lands is own by government, when sold result to eviction.

Early marriages is the highest in this county compared to the rest of the country. (Report by Plan International).