Bungoma county, panpaper factory

Located: Located in Western Kenya along the border with Uganda, and borders Busia, Kakamega and Trans Nzoia Counties

Area (Km 2): 3,032.2 Km 2

Climate/weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 15 - 20 °C to a maximum of between 22 - 30 °C. It has two rainy seasons with average rainfall from 1200mm to 1800mm per annum.

Road Network:

Bitumen Surface   131.5 Km

Gravel Surface     359.2 Km

Earth Surface       299.1 Km

(Excludes Kimilili, Mt. Elgon and Sirisia)

Bungoma County

  • Mt. Elgon
  • Sirisia
  • Kabuchai
  • Bumula
  • Kandunyi
  • Webuye
  • Bokoli
  • Kimilili
  • Tongaren

Population: 1,375,063 - Male 48 %, Female 52 %

Population Density: 453.5 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 3.6 %

Growth Rate: 4.3%

Age Distribution: 0-14 years 45.9 %, 15-64 years 51 4 %, over 65 years 2.3%

Some Strengths of Bungoma County include:

  • Natural resources as natural (Mt. Elgon, hills, forests, rivers Nzoia and Malakisi, hot springs.) Historical sites-Chetambe Fort Ruins
  • Tourist Attractions as Mt. Elgon National Park, Mt. Elgon Forest Reserve and the Chepkitale Forests, Nabuyole and Malakisi Falls, Sang'alo, Musikoma and Kabuchai Hills, caves at  Kitum, Machingeny, Ngwarishwa, Chepnyali and Kiptoro
  • Main Economic Activities include Webuye Pan Paper Mills, Nzoia Sugar Factory, BAT Malakisi and Mastermind, commercial businesses, sugarcane farming- Sugar, Coffee, Maize, milk, Tobacco, Bananas, Sweet Potatoes and livestock farming

Potential Minerals: Silica

Number of institutions (2007): Primary (804), Secondary (207), Tertiary (40)

Primary: Total enrollment (400,407)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 50 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Total Enrolment (41,310)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 29 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: Masinde Muliro University, Kibabii TTC Sang’alo Institute, Kisiwa Institute, Moi University Satellite Campus


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