County Overview

Located in central Kenya, it borders the following counties: Meru to the North, Embu to the North East, East and South, Murang’a to the South West, and Nyeri to the West.


Area: 1,479.1 KM2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 12°C to a maximum of 26°C with an average of 20°C. The rainfall ranges between 1,100mm and 1,250mm per annum.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (150 Km), Gravel Surface (650 Km) Earth Surface (296.5Km)

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Kirinyaga central



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 County include:

• Natural resources as Mt. Kenya, forests, hills, rivers, arable land

• Tourist Attractions as Mt. Kenya, 4 Tourist Hotels

Main Economic Activities include Horticulture, tea and coffee farming, fishing, commercial businesses

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (388), Secondary (123)


• Enrollment: (103,006)

• Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:37 (Public Schools)


• Enrollment: (23,151)

• Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:23 (Public Schools)


Tertiary: At least 8 Institutions

Adult Literacy

• Enrollment: (Over 1,020)

Health Facilities: (168) District Hospital (1), Sub-District Hospitals (2), Dispensaries (63), Health Centres (12), Medical Clinics & Centre (78), Nursing Homes (6), Dental Clinic (1), Eye Centres (2), Others (3)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:79,690

Infant Mortality Rates: 39.2/1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 59.5/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory Systems Diseases, Skin Diseases

Notable Hospitals: Kerugoya District Hospital, Kianyaga and Kimbimbi Sub-District Hospitals

County Financial Information

County Fees and Charges

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County Revenue Law Status

Legislation Status
County Trade Licensing Act The 2014 Act is to be amended in accordance with the CRA draft.
County Property Rating Bill At public participation stage.
County Revenue Administration Bill No update.
County Public Participation Bill Awaiting publication.
Finance Bill No update.
Revenue Bill Status for Counties as at 15th May, 2017. Source: Commission for Revenue Allocation.