County Overview

Location: Located in western Kenya, it borders Lake Victoria to the South West, the Republic of Uganda to the West, North and North East, and the following Counties; Bungoma and Kakamega to the East, and Siaya to the South East and South.

Area (Km 2): 1,695 Km 2

Climate/Weather: The average temperature is 22°C and the rainfall amount ranges between 750mm and 1,800mm per annum.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface, Gravel Surface, Earth Surface (Data Not Available)  

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Teso north
Teso south



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 Busia County include:

     • Natural resources as Arable land, Livestock, water, pasture, forests.

     • Tourist Attractions as Kakapel National Monument, Lake Victoria Viewpoint.

     • Main Economic Activities include Trade, Agriculture- Livestock Products, Maize, Cassava, Millet, Sweet Potatoes, Beans, Rice, tourism,            

       fishing, general business and sugar cane farmin.

Potential Minerals: Iron ore, Copper  

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (420), Secondary (90)

Primary: Enrolment (220,101)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:64 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrolment (21,794)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:33 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: Over 10 (Comprised of Youth Polytechnics, TTCs, and Several Commercial Colleges)

Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment (Data Not Available)  

Health Facilities: 81; District Hospitals (4), Sub-District Hospitals (2), Dispensaries (49), Health Centres (12), Medical Clinics (10), Nursing Homes (3), Others (1)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:41,200 (Busia), 1:45,372 (Teso)

Infant Mortality Rates: 75/1000 Under Five Mortality Rates: 111/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory Transmitted Infections, Diarrhoea, Digestive System Diseases

Notable Hospitals: Port Victoria, Sio Port, Teso, and Busia Districts Hospitals  

County Financial Information

County Fees and Charges

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County Revenue Law Status

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

Busia County Events

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