Kitui County-honey0comb

Location: Located in Eastern Kenya, it borders the following counties; Tana River to the East and South East, Taita Taveta to the South, Makueni and Machakos to the West, Embu to the North West, and Tharaka and Meru to the North.

Area (Km 2): 30,496.5 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 14°C to a maximum of 34°C. The rainfall ranges from 500mm to 1050mm per annum in different parts of the county.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (Data Not Available), Gravel Surface (399.2 Km), Earth Surface (1072.2 Km)

Kitui County

  • Mwingi North
  • Mwingi Central
  • Mwingi South
  • Kitui West
  • Kitui Rural
  • Kitui Town
  • Mutitu
  • Kitui South.

Population: 1,012,709 (Male – 48 %, Female – 52 %)

Population Density: 33 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 2.6 %

Annual Growth Rate: 2.2%

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (46.6 %), 15-64 years (48.2 %), 65+ years (5.2 %)

Number of Households: 205,491

Tsavo East National Park, Mwingi National Reserve

Some Strengths of Kitui County include:

  • Natural resources as Arable land, Wildlife, Livestock, Forests, Minerals-Gemstones, Coal deposits
  • Tourist Attractions as Mwingi National Reserve, Tsavo East National Park
  • Main Economic Activities include Livestock keeping, Tobacco, Cotton, Coffee, Mangoes, Cowpeas, Sorghum, Beans, general business and limestone mining

Potential Minerals: wollastonite, copper, graphite, garnet, tourmaline, vanadium, sillimanite, ilmenite, iron ore, pyrite, silica, epidote, diatomite, coal, gypsum, magnesite, gold, asbestos

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (1,096), Secondary (181)

Primary: Enrolment (328,528)

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

Secondary: Enrolment (46,100)

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

Tertiary: Over 60 (Comprised of University Satellite Campuses, Youth Polytechnics, Teacher Training Colleges, Medical Training College, Technical Colleges, and Several Commercial Colleges)

Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment (Over 3,500)

Health Facilities: 261 - District Hospitals (3), Sub-District Hospitals (8), Dispensaries (189), Health Centres (23), Medical Clinics (30), Nursing Homes (5), Others (3)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:16,047 (Kitui District), 1:50,701 (Mwingi District)


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