Counties

Migori

migori-Sugarcane hervesting

Location: Western side of Kenya bordering Homa-Bay, Kisii and Narok Counties

Area (Km 2): 2,597

Climate: Two seasons of rain; temperatures 21 - 35 degrees C

Road network:

  • Tarmac                 72 Km
  • Gravel/Murram    524 Km:
  • Earth Surface       514 Km

Migori County

  • Rongo
  • Awendo
  • Migori East
  • Migori West
  • Uriri
  • Nyatike
  • Kuria East
  • Kuria West

Population: 917,170 (Male 48%, Female 52%)

Density: 353 people per Km2

National Percentage: 2.38%

Population Growth Rate: 3.05%

Age distribution:

  • 0-14 Years           49%
  • 15-54 Years         33%
  • 35-64 Years         14%
  • over 65 years       3%

Thimlich Ohinga ruins

Some Strengths of Migori County include:

  • Resources as Natural (Gold), water (Kuja and Migori rivers)
  • Main Economic Activities include agriculture such as maize, tobacco, sorghum, fishing, manufacturing and mining, livestock farming in small scale

Potential Minerals: zinc, copper, galena, gold, carbon dioxide

Primary schools: 788 - Total enrollment 240,366

 Secondaries: 144 - Total enrollment 17,554

Youth Polytechnic: 10

Tertiary Institutions: Moi Institute of Technology, Moi & Kenyatta Universities, Satellite Campuses, Migori TTC

Hospitals: 4 District Hospitals and 5 Sub District Hospitals

Number of Doctors: l8

Doctors to Population Ratio: 1:52,280

Infant Mortality Rates: 95 per 1,000 . (This for Nyanza province) KDHS 2008-09

Under-Five Mortality Rate: 149 per 1,000 (This for Nyanza Province) KDHS 2008-09

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, HIV/Aids, Diarrhea, URTI (Urinary Tract Infections)

Notable Private Hospitals: Royal Hospital, Ombo Mission Hospital, Rakwaro Mission Hospital, Dr. Machage Memorial Hospital

 

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