County Overview

Located in Eastern Kenya, it borders the following counties; Tana River to the East and South East, Taita Taveta to the South, Makueni and Machakos to the West, Embu to the North West, and Tharaka and Meru to the North.


Area: 30,496.5 KM2

Climate/ Weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 14°C to a maximum of 34°C. The rainfall ranges from 500mm to 1050mm per annum in different parts of the county.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (Data Not Available), Gravel Surface (399.2 Km), Earth Surface (1072.2 Km)

Showing Subcounties

Mwingi north
Mwingi west
Mwingi central
Kitui west
Kitui rural
Kitui central
Kitui east
Kitui south



As of 2009 Census


Surface Area

As of 2016


Share of Urban Population

As of 2009 Census


Population Density

As of 2009 Census


Poverty Rate

As of 2016

No data

Some Strengths of Kitui County include:

• Natural resources as Arable land, Wildlife, Livestock, Forests, Minerals-Gemstones, Coal deposits

• Tourist Attractions as Mwingi National Reserve, Tsavo East National Park

Main Economic Activities include Livestock keeping, Tobacco, Cotton, Coffee, Mangoes, Cowpeas, Sorghum, Beans,General business and limestone mining

Potential Minerals: wollastonite, copper, graphite, garnet, tourmaline, vanadium, silimanite, illmenite, iron ore, pyrite, silica, epidote, diatomite, coal, gypsum, magnesite, gold, asbestos

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (1,096), Secondary (181)


• Enrollment: (328,528)

• Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 41 (Public Schools)


• Enrollment: (46,100)

• Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:34 (Public Schools)


Tertiary: Over 60 (Comprised of University Satellite Campuses, Youth Polytechnics, Teacher Training Colleges, Medical Training College, Technical Colleges, and Several Commercial Colleges)

Adult Literacy Classes

• Enrollment: (Over 3,500)

Health Facilities: 261 - District Hospitals (3), Sub-District Hospitals (8), Dispensaries (189), Health Centres (23), Medical Clinics (30), Nursing Homes (5), Others (3)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:16,047 (Kitui District), 1:50,701 (Mwingi District)

County Financial Information

County Fees and Charges

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County Revenue Law Status

Legislation Status
County Trade Licensing Act In the County Assembly.
County Property Rating Bill In the County Assembly.
County Revenue Administration Bill In the County Assembly.
County Public Participation Bill Executive.
Agricultural Produce Cess Bill Executive.
Revenue Bill Status for Counties as at 15th May, 2017. Source: Commission for Revenue Allocation.