Counties

Nyamira

Horticultural farming in Nyamira

Location: Located in the former Nyanza province, it borders the following counties; Bomet to the East, Narok to the South, Kisii to the West, Homa Bay to the North, and Kericho to the North East. 

Area (Km 2): 899.3 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a mean annual minimum of 10.1°C to a mean maximum of 28.7°C, with rainfall amounts of between 600mm and 2,300mm per annum

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (104.1 Km), Gravel Surface (641.4 Km), Earth Surface (343.4 Km)

Nyamira County 

  • Kitutu Masaba
  • North Mugirango
  • West Mugirango
  • Borabu

Population: 598,252 (Male - 48 %, Female - 52 %)

Population Density: 665 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 1.55 %

Annual Growth Rate: 2.4 %

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (44.1 %), 15-64 years (52.4 %), 65+ years (3.5 %)

Number of Households: 131,039

Some Strengths of Nyamira County include:

  • Natural resources as livestock, arable land, pasture, water
  • Tourist Attractions as Manga Ridge, Keera and Kiomachingi Falls, Hills
  • Main Economic Activities as tea, coffee, pyrethrum, dairy farming, banana plantations and Bricks making

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (567), Secondary (168)

Primary: Enrollment (145,012)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:39 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrollment (37,070)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:34 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: 1 University College, 1 Medical Training College, 1 Teachers Training College, 36 Youth Polytechnics, and Several Commercial Colleges

Adult Literacy Classes: Enrollment (Over 1,800)

Health Facilities: 98 - District Hospitals (2), Sub-District Hospitals (4), Dispensaries (47), Health Centres (26), Medical Clinics (16), Nursing Homes (3), Maternity Homes (-), Other (-)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:65,000

Infant Mortality Rates: 80/1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 111/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Urinary Tract Infections, Skin Diseases

Notable Hospitals: Nyamira and Manga Distncts Hospitals

 

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