County Overview

Location: Located in Western Kenya bordering Bungoma to the North, Trans Nzoia to the North East, Uasin Gishu and Nandi Counties to the East, Vihiga to the South, Siaya to the South West and Busia to the West.

Area (Km 2): 3,224.9 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 10.3°C to a maximum of 30.8°C with an average of 20.5°C. The rainfall ranges between 1,250 - 1,750 mm per annum

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (Data Not available) Gravel Surface (323.8 Km) Earth Surface (2,67.3 Km)  

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Lugari
Likuyani
Malava
Lurambi
Navakholo
Mumias west
Mumias east
Matungu
Butere
Khwisero
Shinyalu
Ikolomani

1,660,651

Population

As of 2009 Census

3,051km2

Surface Area

As of 2016

15.2%

Share of Urban Population

As of 2009 Census

544

Population Density

As of 2009 Census

53%

Poverty Rate

As of 2016

No data

Some Strengths of Kakamega County include:

      • Natural resources as Gold, Arable Land, Forests • Tourist Attractions as Kakamega Forest, Caves, Crying Stone of Ilesi

      • Main Economic Activities include Large-Scale Sugarcane farming, Mixed Farming, Commercial businesses, 'Boda-Boda' Transport business,

         Home of Mumias Sugar Company  

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (460), Secondary (145)

Primary: Enrollment (219,734)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:51 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrollment (18,320)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:26 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: More than 12 institutions

Adult Literacy Classes: Enrollment (Over 312)

Health Facilities: 214 - Provincial General Hospital (1), District Hospitals (4), Sub-District Hospitals (7), Dispensaries (101), Health Centres (40), Medical Clinics (43).

Nursing Homes (10), Maternity Homes (1), Others (7)

Doctor to Population Ratio:1:14,246

Infant Mortality Rates: 63.9/1000

Under five Mortality Rates: 122.5/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Diarrhoea Skin Diseases, Respiratory Tract Infections

Notable Hospitals: Kakamega Provincial General Hospital, Butere, Iguhu, Malava, and Lumakanda District Hospital  

County Financial Information

County Fees and Charges

No Matching Results

County Revenue Law Status

Legislation Status
Trade Licensing Bill County Assembly
Public Participation Bill County Assembly
Revenue Administration Bill Executive
Rating Bill County Assembly
Finance Bill Not passed
Revenue Bill Status for Counties as at 15th May, 2017. Source: Commission for Revenue Allocation.