County Overview

Located: Located in Western Kenya along the border with Uganda, and borders Busia, Kakamega and Trans Nzoia Counties

Area (Km 2): 3,032.2 Km 2

Climate/weather: Temperatures range from minimum of between 15 - 20 °C to a maximum of between 22 - 30 °C. It has two rainy seasons with average rainfall from 1200mm to 1800mm per annum.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface 131.5 Km Gravel Surface 359.2 Km Earth Surface 299.1 Km (Excludes Kimilili, Mt. Elgon and Sirisia)  

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As of 2009 Census


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Some Strengths of Bungoma County include:

         • Natural resources as natural (Mt. Elgon, hills, forests, rivers Nzoia and Malakisi, hot springs.) Historical sites-Chetambe Fort Ruins

         • Tourist Attractions as Mt. Elgon National Park, Mt. Elgon Forest Reserve and the Chepkitale Forests, Nabuyole and Malakisi                                                                                Falls,Sang'alo, Musikoma  and Kabuchai Hills, caves at Kitum, Machingeny, Ngwarishwa, Chepnyali and Kiptoro

         • Main Economic Activities include Webuye Pan Paper Mills, Nzoia Sugar Factory, BAT Malakisi                                                                                                                                  and Mastermind,commercial businesses, sugarcane farming- Sugar,Coffee, Maize, milk, Tobacco, Bananas, Sweet Potatoes and livestock farming

potential Minerals: Silica  

Number of institutions (2007): Primary (804), Secondary (207), Tertiary (40)

Primary: Total enrollment (400,407)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 50 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Total Enrolment (41,310)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 29 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: Masinde Muliro University, Kibabii TTC Sang’alo Institute, Kisiwa Institute, Moi University Satellite Campus  

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County Revenue Law Status

Legislation Status
Trade Licensing Bill Executive
Public Participation Bill Passed (with various amendments)
Revenue Administration Bill Executive
Rating Bill Passed
Finance Bill not passed
Revenue Bill Status for Counties as at 15th May, 2017. Source: Commission for Revenue Allocation.