Her sentiments were echoed by Ms Pamela Onduso of Pathfinder International. "We need to manage our population growth so that the economic growth can catch on," she said.
The latest in global sexual and reproductive health news
If Kenya's high birth rate remains, the country's economic development will be stunted, making the need for family planning programs more important than ever.
The online magazine Global Health focuses this season's publication on the improvement of worldwide maternal health.
This edition looks at MDG 5 that sets global public health targets to improve maternal health, specifically "reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio and "achieve, by 2015, universal access to reproductive health."