Homa Bay

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Location: Located in Nyanza, it borders Migori County to the South, Kisii and Nyamira County to the South-East, Kericho County to the East, Kisumu County to the North and Lake Victoria to the North and North-West.

Area (Km 2): 2,586 Km 2

Homabay County

  • Kasipul
  • Kasipul Kabondo
  • Karachuonyo
  • Rangwe
  • Homabay Town
  • Ndhiwa
  • Mbita
  • Gwassi

Population: 958,791

Population Density: 371 people per Km 2

Some Strengths of Homa Bay County include:

  • Natural resources as Water, arable land, livestock, pasture, wildlife, Sand
  • Tourist Attractions as Ruma National Park, Winam Gulf of Lake Victoria, Rusinga and Mfangano Islands, Kanjera Archaeological site, Volcanic Lake Simbi Nyaima in Karachuonyo, Mt.Homa
  • Main Economic Activities include fishing and fish trade, fish processing, Agricultural products: Maize, Millet, Cassava, Sunflower and sand harvesting

potential Minerals: copper, gold, iron ore, pyrite, nepheline, phosphate

Number of Institutions:

  • Primary (315)
  • Secondary (32)

Health Facilities: 36; Hospitals (1), Dispensaries (15), Health Centres (20)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:44,00


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