County Overview

Location: The county borders Kakamega County to the North, Nandi county to the East, Kisumu county to the South, and Siaya county to the West.

Area (Km 2): 530.9 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Has an annual average rainfall of between 1,800mm and 2,000mm with an average temperature of 24°C.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (135 Km), Gravel surface (212.3 Km), Earth Surface (315 Km)  

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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

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Some Strengths of Vihiga County include:

     • Natural resources as forests, rivers, stone quarry

     • Tourist Attractions as Hill of Vision

     • Main Economic Activities include tea, maize, dairy farming, millet , cassava  

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (396), Secondary (117)

Primary: Enrollment (180,112)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:45 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrollment (36,413) Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:31 (Public Schools) Tertiary: More than 10 Adult Literacy Classes: Not available.  

Health Facilities: District Hospital (1), Sub-District Hospitals (None), Dispensaries (30), Health Centres (22), Medical Clinics (19), Nursing Homes (2), Others (4)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:50,000 Infant Mortality Rates: 100/1,000 Under Five Mortality Rates: 120/1,000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory Tract Infections, Pneumonia

Notable Hospitals: Vihiga District Hospital, Emuhaya and Hamisi Health Centres.  

County Financial Information

County Fees and Charges

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County Revenue Law Status

Legislation Status
Trade Licensing Bill Executive
Public Participation Bill Executive
Revenue Administration Bill Executive
Rating Bill Executive
Finance Bill Executive
Revenue Bill Status for Counties as at 15th May, 2017. Source: Commission for Revenue Allocation.