County Overview

In central Kenya bordering Nyeri County to the North, Nyandarua to the West, Kiambu to the South and Kirinyaga County to the East.

Area: 1,798 KM2

Climate: Two seasons of rain, temperatures 21oC - 35oC

Road network:

• Tarmac 159 KM

• Gravel/ Murram 210 KM

• Earth Surface 509 KM

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942,581

Population

As of 2009 Census

2,559km2

Surface Area

As of 2016

16.3%

Share of Urban Population

As of 2009 Census

368

Population Density

As of 2009 Census

29.9%

Poverty Rate

As of 2016

No data

Some Strengths of Murang’a County include:

• Natural resources as stone quarry and Aberdare forest

Main Economic Activities include agriculture, informal sector, tourism and manufacturing

Potential Minerals: Kaolin

 

Primary Schools (500 - Total)

• Enrollment: 196,650

Enrollment rates:

• Boys 85%

• Girls 80%

Secondary Schools (106 - Total)

• Enrollment: 47,691

Enrollment rates:

• Boys 38%

• Girls 38%

Tertiary Institutions (12)

• Include Murang'a Institute of Technology Murang'a Teachers College

 

Hospitals: 3 District Hospitals and 2 Sub District Hospitals

Number of Doctors: 34

Doctors to Population Ratio: 1:30,000

County Financial Information

County Fees and Charges

No Matching Results

County Revenue Law Status

Legislation Status
County Trade Licensing Act Pending 2nd reading.
County Property Rating Bill No update.
County Revenue Administration Bill Governor rejected it with no memorandum to explain issues.
County Public Participation Bill Pending 2nd reading.
Finance Bill Public participation stage.
Revenue Bill Status for Counties as at 15th May, 2017. Source: Commission for Revenue Allocation.