Location: Located in Eastern, it borders Embu, Muranga and Kiambu Counties to the North, Nairobi and Kajiado Counties to the West, Makueni County to the South and Kitui County to the East.

Area (Km 2): 6,208 Km 2

Machakos County

  • Masinga
  • Yatta
  • Kangundo
  • Matungulu
  • Kathiani
  • Mavoko
  • Machakos Town
  • Mwala

Population: 1,098,584

Population Density: 177 people per Km 2

Some of the strengths in the county are:

  • Well-endowed with natural resources rivers (Athi and Tana), livestock, minerals, game, tourists attraction sites, rangeland and space
  • Main economic activities livestock farming, fruits farming, and harvesting, quarry stones, food crops such as cereals  

Potential Minerals: diatomite, gypsum, bentonite, kyanite, garnet, coal, beryl, muscovite, magnesite

Number of Institutions: Primary (850), Secondary (154)

Primary: Enrolment (192,243)

Secondary: Enrolment (31,577) 

Health Facilities: 110

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:27,000


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