Counties

Kirinyaga

Kirinyaga in mt. kenya

Location: Located in central Kenya, it borders the following counties: Meru to the North, Embu to the North East, East and South, Murang’a to the South West, and Nyeri to the West.

Area (Km 2): 1,479.1 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 12°C to a maximum of 26°C with an average of 20°C. The rainfall ranges between 1,100mm and 1,250mm per annum.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (150 Km), Gravel Surface (650 Km) Earth Surface (296.5Km)

Kirinyaga County

  • Mwea
  • Gichugu
  • Ndia
  • Kirinyaga Central

Population: 528,054 (Male - 49 %, Female – 51%)

Population Density: 357 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 1.37 %

Annual Growth Rate: 1.5 %

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (33.2 %), 15-64 years (61.5%), 65+ years (5.4 %)

Number of Households: 154,220

Mount Kenya National Park

Some Strengths of County include:

  • Natural resources as Mt. Kenya, forests, hills, rivers, arable land
  • Tourist Attractions as Mt. Kenya, 4 Tourist Hotels
  • Main Economic Activities include Horticulture, tea and coffee farming, fishing, commercial businesses

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (388), Secondary (123)

Primary: Enrollment (103,006)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:37 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrollment (23,151)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:23 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: At least 8 Institutions

Adult Literacy Classes: Enrollment (Over 1,020) 

Health Facilities: (168) District Hospital (1), Sub-District Hospitals (2), Dispensaries (63), Health Centres (12), Medical Clinics & Centre (78), Nursing Homes (6), Dental Clinic (1), Eye Centres (2), Others (3)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:79,690

Infant Mortality Rates: 39.2/1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 59.5/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory Systems Diseases, Skin Diseases

Notable Hospitals: Kerugoya District Hospital, Kianyaga and Kimbimbi Sub-District Hospitals

 

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