Busia, Casava chipping

Location: Located in western Kenya, it borders Lake Victoria to the South West, the Republic of Uganda to the West, North and North East, and the following Counties; Bungoma and Kakamega to the East, and Siaya to the South East and South.

Area (Km 2): 1,695 Km 2

Climate/Weather: The average temperature is 22°C and the rainfall amount ranges between 750mm and 1,800mm per annum.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface, Gravel Surface, Earth Surface (Data Not Available)

Busia County


  • Teso North
  • Teso South
  • Nambale
  • Matayos
  • Butula
  • Funyula
  • Budalangi

743,946 (Male – 48 %, Female – 52 %)

Population Density: 439 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 1.93 %

Annual Growth Rate: 2.9 %

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (47.9 %), 15-64 years (48.4 %), 65+ years (3.7 %)

Number of Households: 154,225

Some Strengths of Busia County include:

  • Natural resources as Arable land, Livestock, water, pasture, forests
  • Tourist Attractions as Kakapel National Monument, Lake Victoria Viewpoint
  • Main Economic Activities include Trade, Agriculture- Livestock Products, Maize, Cassava, Millet, Sweet Potatoes, Beans, Rice, tourism, fishing, general business and sugar cane farming

Potential Minerals: Iron ore, Copper

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (420), Secondary (90)

Primary: Enrolment (220,101)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:64 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrolment (21,794)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:33 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: Over 10 (Comprised of Youth Polytechnics, TTCs, and Several Commercial Colleges)

Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment (Data Not Available)

Health Facilities: 81; District Hospitals (4), Sub-District Hospitals (2), Dispensaries (49), Health Centres (12), Medical Clinics (10), Nursing Homes (3), Others (1)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:41,200 (Busia), 1:45,372 (Teso)

Infant Mortality Rates: 75/1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 111/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory Transmitted Infections, Diarrhoea, Digestive System Diseases

Notable Hospitals: Port Victoria, Sio Port, Teso, and Busia Districts Hospitals


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