The incidence of HIV/AIDS in Kenya dropped from 7.1 per cent of the population in 2007 to 6.3 per cent in 2009 according to figures released at an international conference on HIV/AIDS in Nairobi in mid-March attended by 25 countries. However in sub-Sahara Africa 1.3 million people died of the illness in 2009 and 1.8 million people were infected by the virus, according to Esther Murungi, Kenya