Kisii county, Bananas

Location: Located to the south-east of Lake Victoria and is bordered by six counties with Narok to the south, Migori to the west, Homa Bay to the north-west, Kisumu to the north, Bomet to the south-east and Nyamira to the east.

Area (Km 2): 1,317.4 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Has two rainfall seasons; Short (September - November) and Long (February - June), of over 1,500mm per annum with temperatures ranging from 16°C to 27°C.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface 73 Km, Gravel & Earth Surface 409 Km - (Kisii Central District)

Kisii County

  • Bonchari
  • South Mugirango
  • Bomachoge
  • Bobasi
  • Gucha
  • Nyaribari Masaba
  • Nyaribari Chache Matrani
  • Mosocho

Population: 1,152,282 (Male - 48 %, Female - 52%)

Population Density: 874.7 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 2.9 %

Annual Growth Rate: 2.75% (2009)

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (45%), 15-64 years (51.6 %), 65+ years (3.4%)

Number of households: 245,029

Some Strengths of Kisii County include:

  • Natural resources as soapstones, arable land
  • Main Economic Activities as subsistence agriculture, vegetable farming, small-scale trade, dairy farming, tea and coffee growing, commercial businesses and soapstone carvings. Agricultural products: Tea, coffee, bananas, tomatoes, vegetables, dairy products, maize, sugarcane.

Potential Minerals: copper, soapstone

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (1,101), Secondary (363)

Primary: Total Enrollment (273,111)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 41 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Total Enrollment (60,098)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:27.7 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: Over 70 (Colleges, Universities and Polytechnics)

Adult Literacy Classes: Total Enrollment (Over 1,600)

Health Facilities: District Hospitals (4), Sub-District Hospitals (9), Dispensaries (80), Health Centres (23), Medical Clinics (12), Nursing Homes (2), Others (6)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:34,992

Infant Mortality Rates: 90/1000 (Kisii District)

Under Five Mortality Rates: 109/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, diarrhoea, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, HIV/Alds

Notable Hospitals: Gucha and Kisii District Hospitals and Tabaka Mission Hospital.


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