Kisii county, Bananas

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)

Kisii County

  • Bonchari
  • South Mugirango
  • Bomachoge
  • Bobasi
  • Gucha
  • Nyaribari Masaba
  • Nyaribari Chache Matrani
  • Mosocho

Population: 1,152,282 (Male - 48 %, Female - 52%)

Population Density: 874.7 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 2.9 %

Annual Growth Rate: 2.75% (2009)

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (45%), 15-64 years (51.6 %), 65+ years (3.4%)

Number of households: 245,029

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.


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