County Overview

Location: Located to the south east of Lake Victoria and is bordered by six counties with Narok to the south, Migori to the west, Homa Bay to the north west, Kisumu to the north, Bomet to the south east and Nyamira to the east.

Area (Km 2): 1,317.4 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Has two rainfall seasons; Short (September - November) and Long (February - June), of over 1,500mm per annum with temperatures ranging from 16°C to 27°C.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface 73 Km, Gravel & Earth Surface 409 Km - (Kisii Central District)  

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Bomachoge borabu
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Nyaribari masaba
Nyaribari chache
Kitutu chache north
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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 Kisii County include:

                 • Natural resources as soapstones, arable land

                 • Main Economic Activities as subsistence agriculture, vegetable farming, small scale trade, dairy farming, tea and coffee growing, commercial businesses and                  soapstone carvings.

Agricultural products: Tea, coffee, bananas, tomatoes, vegetables, dairy products, maize, sugarcane. Potential Minerals: copper, soapstone  

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (1,101), Secondary (363)

Primary: Total Enrollment (273,111)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 41 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Total Enrollment (60,098)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:27.7 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: Over 70 (Colleges, Universities and Polytechnics)

Adult Literacy Classes: Total Enrollment (Over 1,600)  

Health Facilities: District Hospitals (4), Sub-District Hospitals (9), Dispensaries (80), Health Centres (23), Medical Clinics (12), Nursing Homes (2), Others (6)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:34,992

Infant Mortality Rates: 90/1000 (Kisii District) Under Five Mortality Rates: 109/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, HIV/Alds

Notable Hospitals: Gucha and Kisii District Hospitals and Tabaka Mission Hospital.  

County Financial Information

County Fees and Charges

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County Revenue Law Status

Legislation Status
Trade Licensing Bill no update
Public Participation Bill no update
Revenue Administration Bill no update
Rating Bill no update
Finance Bill no update
Revenue Bill Status for Counties as at 15th May, 2017. Source: Commission for Revenue Allocation.