County Overview

Located In the southern part of Eastern province and borders four counties with Kitui to the east, Taita Taveta to the south, Kajiado to the west and Machakos to the north.


Area: 8008.8 KM2

Climate/ Weather: Temperatures range from minimum of between 12°C to a maximum of 28°C. Rainfall ranges from 150mm to 650 mm per annum typical of ASALs in Kenya.

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Kibwezi west
Kibwezi east



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 Makueni County include:

• Natural resources as forests, wildlife, minerals, building sand, water (rivers,) pasture and land

• Tourist Attractions as Kyulu Hills, History of AIC church in Nzaui District, Irrigation in Kibwezi

Main Economic Activities include subsistence agriculture- fruits, grains etc., beekeeping, small scale trade, dairy farming and limited coffee growing, eco-tourism, commercial Businesses- home to Konza City

Minerals: graphite, copper, garnet, vermiculite, iron ore, gypsum, pyrite, muscovite, kaoline, magnetite, feldspar, gold, diatomite

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (901), Secondary (253)


• Enrollment: (293,803)

• Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:39.7 (Public Schools)


• Enrollment: (19,857)

• Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:19.5 (Public Schools)


Tertiary: Polytechnics and Colleges (38)

Adult Literacy Classes

• Enrollment: (231)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:119,879

Infant Mortality Rates: 46/1000 Live births

Under Five Mortality Rates: 84/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory Infections, HIV/Aids.

County Financial Information

County Fees and Charges

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County Revenue Law Status

Legislation Status
County Trade Licensing Act Awaiting printing and publication.
County Property Rating Bill Still at the executive.
County Revenue Administration Bill Awaiting printing and publication
County Public Participation Bill Passed but Governor rejected it. Amendments yet to be made.
Horticulture Bill To be opened to public participation.
Revenue Bill Status for Counties as at 15th May, 2017. Source: Commission for Revenue Allocation.