Counties

Kakamega

Kakamega-cryingstone

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)

Kakamega County

  • Lugari
  • Likuyani
  • Malava
  • Lurambi
  • Makholo
  • Mumias
  • Mumias East
  • Matungu
  • Butere
  • Khwisero
  • Shinyalu
  • Ikolomani

Population: 1,660,651 (Male - 48%, Female – 52%)

Population Density: 515 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 4.3 %

Annual Growth Rate: 2.12

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (46.6 %), 15-64 years (49.7 %), 65+ years (3.6 %)

Number of Households: 398,709

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 Hospitals

 

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