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According to the Central Bank of Kenya, Kenya's current account deficit in the year ending December 2012 stood at $4.5B.  With total public debt at 1.8Tillion, and the country's wage bill at 12.2% of GDP, much needs to be done to achieve real socio-economic development.

“Social welfare is not the same as standard of living. Social welfare is more concerned with the quality of life that people live, which includes the quality of the environment (air, soil, water), level of crime, extent of drug abuse, availability of essential social services, as well as their religious and spiritual aspects of life”

Kenya, the East African region and Africa in general has seen tremendous progress over the last ten years.

Increased political stability, coupled with considerably enhanced systems of governance and public administration has spurred investor confidence and provided a strong foundation for all-round socioeconomic development.

In Kenya, for example, constitutional, and related institutional reform has steadily progressed towards the establishment of functional devolved county governments, through which inclusive socio economic development will be realized at the grassroots  in line with the country’s national economic development blueprint, Vision 2030, and the United Nations millennium development goals (MDGs).

Efficiency of growth, sustainability and capacity utilization will continue to be key areas of focus for the Government sector in the years to come.

The greatest amount of work we have done in the Government sector has been with the Government of Kenya, which over the last ten years has made considerable strides in transforming the country.

Governments in East Africa, Kenya included, have a small set of consistent, intertwined and deeply pressing issues for which the region’s respective governments continue to seek effective and sustainable solutions:

  • Alleviation of poverty More
  • An estimated 48% (over 20 million) of Kenya’s 42 million people live in poverty, with up to 82% of these (over 17 million) living in rural areas and close to 4 million (18%) being urban poor.

    Poverty across the country is characterized by difficulty in accessing health care; food shortages; high levels of unemployment; underemployment; inaccessibility of education and insecurities related to land ownership, with the worst hit being women, unemployed youth, orphans and people with disabilities.

    High levels of poverty have consistently shown to be related to poor physical infrastructure, and in particular roads, resulting in poor access to markets, unemployment, inaccessibility of affordable credit, environmental degradation through practices such as cultivation along river banks and the extensive use of wood fuel including charcoal, high cost of farm inputs in agricultural areas, use of poor quality seeds resulting to low returns from agriculture, and in some areas such as West Pokot, Tana River, Wajir and Garissa, to insecurity and low levels of education.

    These are areas in which well formulated, targeted and efficiently managed socio-economic development programmes can yield huge gains for overall advancement of local communities 

  • Economic integration of diversified citizen populations More
  • Despite considerable economic growth in Kenya over the last ten years, with a USD 34.3 billion GDP the country remains relatively poor.  The country has 42 million people, with 10% per cent of earning 45% of the national income, whilst the bottom 10% earns less than 1%.

    Economic inequalities in the country have for over fifty years shaped the character of the country’s education, healthcare, food security and social services, which global urbanization has only made more severe.  Economic integration of a diversified citizen population is one of the major areas that the country’s new constitution hopes to address.

    According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, as at the year 2013, low income earners in Kenya earn below Ksh. 23,671 (USD 283) middle income earners between Ksh. 23,672 (USD 283) and Ksh. 119,999 (USD 1,433) and high income earners above Ksh. 119,999 (USD 1,433) per month.

    Current trends, however, suggest that by the year 2015 65.9% of Kenyans in rural areas will be living on USD 17.5 (Ksh. 1,500) per month in rural areas and 62.6% on USD 36 (Ksh. 3,100) per month in urban areas.

    With over 50% of country’s population below 15 years of age, Kenya also faces a high dependency burden, which places pressing demands on social services, especially education and health care, as well as the need to provide gainful employment for the emerging youth population.

  • Governance and management of public affairs More
  • One of the areas in which Africa has achieved tremendous improvement is the accountability and transparency with which public affairs have been managed.

    While this has greatly enhanced the efficiency and effectiveness of with which African governments have addressed themselves to development concerns, it has opened a new frontier.

    Concern is now not so much about corruption and misappropriation of public funds, as it is of the tough decisions that governments are called to take to achieve various development objectives, and how they choose to go about these decisions.

    Over the ten-year period ending 2012, for example, Kenya’s government spending increased from Ksh. 264.1B (USD 3.1B) to Ksh. 1.2 trillion (USD 14.3B), representing a 354% increase.

    The country’s expenditure budget for the 2013 – 2014 financial year amounted to Ksh. 1.62 Trillion (USD 12B), which was an 11% increase on the 2012 – 2013 budget.  Out of this, 11.5%, being Ksh. 114B (USD 1.36B) was funded from domestic borrowing.

    As at March 2013, Kenya’s public debt stood at Ksh. 1.8 Trillion (USD 21.4B), with 55% of this funded from domestic borrowing.  Looking ahead, further increase in domestic borrowing by government may crowd out private investment and threaten gains made by the Debt Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC Initiative) and the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI) of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

    The increase in government spending recorded over the last ten years is largely attributable to increased recurrent expenditure, with little going into financing development activities in critical sectors such as health, education and infrastructure.

    Investment in agriculture, for example, which currently accounts for 20% of the country’s formal employment, has only been funded at about 5%; yet, developing the agriculture sector would not only secure employment, but also reduce poverty in the country, curb food insecurity and give impetus to other sectors such as health and education.

    Tourism, which employs 11% of the country’s labour and is a foreign exchange earner, earning the country over USD 1.17 billion in 2012, for example, only received USD 9 million the same year.

    This is a trend to check as the devolved governments begin to take control of development at county level.

Our work with Government has largely focused on two areas:

  • Strategy More
  • Through our work in Corporate Advisory, we work with Government departments to develop government strategy at various levels, through which diverse interventions geared to obtaining sustainable socioeconomic development are obtained.

    A key area in which we have achieved considerable success is strategic planning and assurance for constituency development through the constituency development fund (CDF) in Kenya.

    Modeling of public-private partnerships (PPP)  and Assurance on PPP projects is another area in which we work with Government clients.

  • Assurance More
  • Assurance on Government projects is another area of our engagement with Government.  We work with Government to provide project assurance and risk assurance at various levels, aimed at ensuring that specific perforamnce objectives are achieved.

The Constitution of Kenya, 2010

The Constitution of Kenya, 2010, was promulgated in 27th August 2010, replacing the 1969 constitution, that itself had replaced the 1963 independence constitution. This new constitution introduced fundamental changes to the country, the most significant being the introduction of a bicameral system of devolved governance.

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Kenya Vision 2030

Kenya Vision 2030 is the country's development blueprint covering the period 2008 to 2030. It was launched on 10 June 2008 by President Mwai Kibaki, and aims to transform Kenya into a "newly industrializing, middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by the year 2030 in a clean and secure environment.

Vision 2030 was developed through an all-inclusive and participatory stakeholder consultative process and is based on three "pillars": the Economic Pillar, the Social Pillar, and the Political Pillar.

The Kenya Vision 2030 is to be implemented in successive five-year medium-term plans (MTPs); 2008–2012; 2012–2017; 2018 - 2023; and 2024 - 2029. Vision 2030 is aligned to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which Kenya anticipates to meet by the deadline of 2015.

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United Nations Millennium Development Goals

Performance targets in the Government’s national development blueprint, Kenya Vision 2030, are closely related to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The United Nations MDGs are eight international development goals established at the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration. They target eight key areas of global development, with detailed targets that all 193 United Nations member states and at least 23 international organizations have agreed to achieve by the year 2015.

To accelerate achievement of the MDG targets, progress, in June 2005, the G8 governments agreed to fund the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the African Development Bank (AfDB) to cancel an additional $40 to $55 billion in debt owed by members of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) with the understanding that impoverished countries would subsequently prudently allocate the resources saved from the forgiven debt to social programs targeting health, education the alleviation of poverty.

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Performance Contracting Sector Performance Standards (SPS)

These sector Performance Standards (SPS) aim to streamline performance in the various Government sectors in the Republic of Kenya, with a view to enhancing the performance contracting process, increasing efficiency in delivery of Vision 2030 targets, and to strengthen the link between Government strategy, planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation.

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Vision 2030 Medium Term Plan II (2013 - 2017)

This is the second 5-year plan in the implementation of Kenya Vision 2030.

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Performance contracting guidelines for Vision 2030

Delivery on Vision 2030 targets is driven by a comprehensive performance contracting process, through which all Government agents and contractors are bound in order to ensure cohesive, consistent and well-coodinated execution of the many projects it will take to achieve the set development goals.

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Progress on Vision 2030 as at February 2013

The Kenya Vision 2030 is the national long-term development blue-print that aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030 in a clean and secure environment whilst making the country globally competitive. Considerable progress has been made in the achievement of projects objectives outlined in this development blueprint…

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Kenya Economic Survey 2013

This overall socio-economic development data on the Kenyan Economy as at the end of 2012, and projects into 2013.

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Government of Kenya Vision 2030 Sessional Paper, November 2012

This Sessional Paper describes the economic foundations of Vision 2030 and details key achievements recorded as at November 2012.

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Government of Kenya, Strategy for the Ministry of Environment

This strategic plan focuses on five key strategic objectives addressing sustainable management of environmental resources; strategic response to climate change; optimal exploitation of environmental resources; and resource mobilization and utilization.
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In August 2010, the Republic of Kenya obtained a new constitution, replacing the 1969 constitution, which, in turn, had replaced the 1963 independence constitution.

One of the changes in the new constitution with vast implications for governance in Kenya is devolution of government functions through county governments as guided in Article 191 of the Constitution, and in the Fourth Schedule.

In the new governance framework, counties will need to establish county development plans aligned to the country’s development blue-print, Vision 2030 in order to harmonise development initiatives and to ensure that the country achieves its overall, national, development goals.
 
In the 2013-2014 financial year, each of the country’s 47 counties will be entitled to Ksh. 238.7B (USD 2.84B).
 
There are 47 counties in the Republic of Kenya:
 
  • Baringo More
  • BARINGO COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Baringo East
    2. Baringo West
    3. Baringo Central
    4. Mochongoi
    5. Mogotio
    6. Eldama Ravine

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Cheboi Chesire

    Size: 11,015 sq.km 

    Population: 555,561 (50 per sq.km)

    County Capital: Kabarnet Town
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 57%   County Senator: Gideon Moi 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Grace Kiptui Chemutai
         
     Location of Baringo county

    Baringo County is located in the Rift-Valley.  It borders Turkana and Samburu Counties to the North, Laikipia County to the East, Nakuru County to the South and Kericho, Nandi, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot Counties to the West.

     Key areas of focus in the development of Baringo county

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Baringo County is faced with various situations, including the following: 

    • Insecurity, frequently characrerised by cattle rustling and armed banditry
    • Environmental degradation, which is impacting on food production
    • Rising unemployment among high school and college leaving youth
    • Degraded road infrastructure
     Important economic resources within Baringo county

    Baringo County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic development, utilisation and management of the following opportunities within the county:.

    • Lake Bogoria hot springs as a tourist site
    • Ptential for geothermal power in the county
    • Fishing in Lake Bogoria
    • The Perkerra Irrigation scheme near Marigat, and others in order to boost food production and enhance food security.  The Perkerra irrigation scheme currently supports over 14,000 across 750 farmer households.
    • Opportunities for commercial livestock rearing and bee keeping   
     

     

  • Bomet More
  • BOMET COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Sotik
    2. Chepalungu
    3. Bomet East
    4. Bomet Central
    5. Konoin

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Isaac Ruto

    Size: 1,592.4 sq. km

    Population: 585,072 (367 per sq.km) County Capital: Bomet Town
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 59%   County Senator: Wilfred Lesan
    County GDP   Women Rep: Cecilia Chelangat 
         
     Location of Bomet county

    Bomet County is located in the Rift Valley.  It borders Kericho to the North and North East, Narok to the South East, South, and South West, and Nyamira to the North West.

     Key areas of focus in the development of Bomet county

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Bomet County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Rising unemployment
    • Hunger alleviation
    • Degraded road infrastructure
    • Considerable disparities in the wealth distribution
    • Capacity deficiencies in existing tea factories, which lead to loss of green, unprocessed leaf
    • Establishment of a strong tea market or auction that wold push the cost of transportation of tea to the Mombasa auction further down the supply chain
    • Development of the dairy production supply chain to increase earnings for local farmers
    • Social integration of communities in the county, particularly following the 2007/8 post-election violence
     Important economic resources within Bomet county

    Bomet County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic development, utilisation and management of the following opportunities within the county:

    • With eight commercial banks and five miicro-finance institutions in the county Bomet is well placed to spur its economic development if the local population can access affordable credit related financial services, as well as appropriate assistance to productively invest borrowed funds.
    • Bomet has huge tea, coffee, lumber, horticultural and livestock  resources that can be developed into thriving enterprises
    • Like other parts of the Rift Valley in Kenya, Bomet has potential for cultural and sports tourism
     

     

  • Bungoma More
  • BUNGOMA COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Mt. Elgon
    2. Sirisia
    3. Kabuchia
    4. Bumula
    5. Kandunyi
    6. Webuye
    7. Bokoli
    8. Kimilili
    9. Tongaren

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Ken Lusaka

    Size: 3,032.2 sq. km 

    Population: 1,375,063 (453.5 per Sq.Km) County Capital: Bungoma Town 
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS):  53%   County Senator: Moses Wetangula
    County GDP   Women Rep: Reginalda N. Wanyonyi 
         
     Location of Bungoma county

    Bungoma County is located in Western Kenya along the border with Uganda.  It borders Busia, Kakamega and Trans Nzoia Counties.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Bungoma County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Collapse of formerly profitable companies such as Pan Paper Mills, Kitinda Dairy and Malakisi Cotton Ginnery.  These can a make major economic contribution if thery were revived and thereafter well managed
    • Community politics around Mumias Sugar Company, which severely impact on the company's performance
    • Degraded road infrastructure
    • Waste managemetn in the county
     Important economic resources within Bungoma county

    Bungoma County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic development, utilisation and management of the following opportunities within the county:

    • Access to credit and finanical services rendered by the thirteen banks and sixteen micro-finance institutions in the county
    • Strong sugarcane and tobacco farming industry
    • Business opportunities created by BAT and Matermind at Malakisi
    • Undeveloped cultural tourism, including potential tourist sites like Mt. Elgon National Park; Mt. Elgon Forest reserve, Kabuchai Hills and Kitum Caves
     

     

  • Busia More
  • BUSIA COUNTY

    County constituencies

    1. Teso North
    2. Teso South
    3. Nambale
    4. Matays
    5. Butula
    6. Funyula
    7. Budalangi

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Sospeter Ojaamong         

    Size: 1,695  sq. km

    Population: 743,946 (439 per sq.km.) County Capital: Busia Town
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 66%   County Senator: Amos Wako 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Florence M. Mutua
         
     Location of Busia county

    Busia County is located in western Kenya.  It borders Lake Victoria to the South West, the Republic of Uganda to the West, North and North East, Bungoma and Kakamega Counties to the East, and Siaya County to the South and South East.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Busia County is faced with various situations, including the following

    • Prevalence of poverty in the county
    • Degraged road infrastructure.
    • Water Hyacinth on  Lake Victoria, which hinders fishing (even for subsistence) and the advancement of the fishing industry
    • High rate of malarial infections  
     Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to Busia County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement

    • The eight commercial banks and four 4 micro-finance institutions in the county
    • Development of subsistence farming in maize, cassava, millet, sweet potatoes and dairy to enhance food security in the county.
    • Tourist Attractions – Kakapel National Monument, Lake Victoria view point.
    •  Development of food processing industry to add value to agricultural produce from within the county
     

     

  • Elgeyo Marakwet More

  • ELGEYO MARAKWET COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Marakwet East
    2. Marakwet West
    3. Keiyo East
    4. Keiyo South

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Alex Tologos

    Size: 3,029.8  sq. km

    Population: 369,998 (122 per sq.km.) County Capital: Kapsowar Town
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 67%   County Senator: Onesmus K. Murkomen
    County GDP   Women Rep: Susan Kipketer Chebet 
         
     Location of Elgeyo Marakwet county

    Located in Rift Valley it borders the following Counties: West Pokot to the North, Baringo to the East, South East and South, Uasin Gishu to the South West and West, and Trans Nzoia to the North West.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Elgeyo Marakwet County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Degraded road infrastructure
    • Rising youth unemployment
    • Inadequate access to clean water
    • Insecurity – Border tension and cattle rustling from West Pokot. 
     Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to Elgeyo Marakwet County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement.

    • The Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA)
    • The Kerio Valley National Reserve
    • Conservancy within the Mau Forest.
    • Potential for sports tourism
    • Fluorspar mining
     

     

  • Embu More

  • EMBU COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Manyatta
    2. Runyenjes
    3. Gachoka
    4. Siakago

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Nyaga Wambora

    Size: 2,818  sq. km

    Population: 516,212(183  per sq.km.) County Capital: Embu Town 
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 41%   County Senator: Lenny Kivuti 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Rose Rwamba Mitaru 
         
     Location of Embu county

    Embu County is located in Eastern Kenya.  It borders the following Tharaka Nithi to the North, Kitui to the East, Machakos to the South, Muranga to the South West, Kirinyaga to  the West, and Meru to the North West.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Embu County is faced with various situations, including the following

    • High school drop out rates
    • Drug abuse and youth delinquency
    • Rapid urbanisation
     Important economic resources within the county

    Embu County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic development, utilisation and management of the following opportunities within the county  .

    • Access to credit and financial services through the eight commercial banks and fifteen micro-finance institutions in the coutny
    • Agricultural potential in coffee, tea, pyrethrum and daity farming
    • Easily accessible water
    • Well supplied road network
     

     

  • Garissa More
  • GARISSA COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Dujis
    2. Balambala
    3. Lagdera
    4. Dadaab
    5. Fafi
    6. Ijara

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Nathif  Adam Jaama

    Size: 44,175  sq. km

    Population: 623,060 (14 per sq.km.) County Capital:Garissa Town  

    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 49%

    County GDP

     

    County Senator: Mohamed Yusuf Hajj

    Women Rep: Shukran Hussein Gure 

         
     Location of Garissa county

    Garissa County is located in North Eastern Kenya.  It borders the Republic of Somalia to the East, Wajir and Isiolo to the North, Tana River to the West and Lamu to the South.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Garisa County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Insecurity created by the county's porus border with Somalia and the proliferation of arms in the region related to alshabaab activity in Somalia
    • Persistent threat from severe drought
    • Spill-over of clan politics from the Republic of Somalia
    • Inhibitive cultural practices, including female circumcision, nomadism and low school enrollment
     Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to Garissa County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement.

    • Development of reliable water sources
    • Irrigation growing of fruit and vegetables
    • Development of beef livestock farming and trading, incuding the establishment of slaughterhouses and value addition plants
    • Enhancement of girl-child education
    • Improvement in school enrollment rates
    • Commercial development of the Arawale and Boni National Reserves
     

     

  • Homa Bay More
  • HOMA BAY COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Kasipul
    2. Kabondo
    3. Karachuonyo
    4. Rangwe
    5. Homabay Town
    6. Ndhiwa
    7. Mbita
    8. Gwassi


     

     

     

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Cyprian Awiti

    Size: 2,586  sq. km

    Population: 958,791 (371 per sq.km.)

    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 44%

    County GDP

    County Capital: Homa Bay Town

    County Senator: Gerald Otieno Kajwang'

    Women Rep: Gladys Atieno Nyasuna 

     Location of Homa Bay county

    Homa Bay County is 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.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Homa Bay County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • A high age dependency ratio, 100:107
    • Undesirable cultural practices such as wife inheritance
    • HIV/AIDS
     Important economic resources within the county

    Homa Bay County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic development, utilisation and management of the following opportunities within the county  .

    • Fish trade
    • Investment in value addition plant and equipment to increase yield obtained from fish and agricultural produce
    • An educated youth
     

     

  • Isiolo More
  • ISIOLO COUNTY County constituencies                 
    1. Isolo North
    2. Isiolo South

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Godana Doyo

    Size: 25,336.1  sq. km

    Population: 143,294 (5.66  per Sq.Km.)     County Capital: Isiolo Town 
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 71%        County Senator: Mohammed Abdi Kuti 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Tiyah Galgallo Ali 
         
     Location of Isiolo county

    Isiolo County is located in the upper eastern region of Kenya. lt borders seven counties: Garissa to the East, Wajir to the North East, Meru to the South West, Samburu to the East, Marsabit to the North West, Kitui and Tana River Counties to the South West and South East respectively.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Isiolo County is faced with various situations, including the following

    • Rising unemployment
    • Urbanisation
    • Clan and ethnic clashes often spilling over from Garissa County.
    • Inhibitive cultural practices including female circumcision, early marraiges, nomadism and low school enrolment
    • Degraded road infrastructure within th town, Airport.
    • High prevalence of poverty
     Important economic resources within the county

    Isiolo County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic development, utilisation and management of the following opportunities within the county  

    • Potential for tourism in Buffalo Springs, Shaba and Bisanadi Game Reserves, and the Lewa Downs Conservancy
    • Access to credit and related financial services through the six commercial banks in the county
    • Proposed development of an airport in Isiolo County
    • Advancement of pastral farming for beef and beef products

     

     

  • Kajiado More
  • KAJIADO COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Kajiado Central
    2. Kajiado North
    3. Kajiado South
    4. Kajiado East

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. David Nkedianye 

    Size: 21,901  sq. km

    Population: 687,312 (31 per Sq.Km.) County Capital:Kajiado Town  
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 12%   County Senator: Peter Korionko Mositet 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Mary Yiane Senata
         
     Location of Kajiado county

    Kajiado County is located in the Rift Valley.  It borders Narok County to the West, Nakuru, Kiambu and Nairobi Counties to the North, Machakos, Makueni and Taita-Taveta Counties to the East and the Republic of Tanzania to the South.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Kajiado County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Persistent spells of dry weather
    • Unavailability of clean drinking water for both human and livestock
    • Inaccessibility of veterinary and animal husbandry services otherwise essential within pastoralist communities
    • Environmental degradation from excessive much mining and sand harvesting
    • Human-wildlife conflict particularly in areas close to the Amboseli National Park
    • Undesirable cultural practices that supress school enrollment, including female circumcision, early marriage, nomadism and over-emphasis of gender roles
     Important economic resources within the county

    Kajiado County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic development, utilisation and management of the following opportunities within the county:

    • Soda ash
    • Livestock farming for beef
    • Transit tourism on the Nairobi-Namanga road
     

     

  • Kakamega More
  • KAKAMEGA COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Lugari
    2. Likuyani
    3. Malava
    4. Lurambi
    5. Makholo
    6. Mumias
    7. Mumias East
    8. Matungu
    9. Butere
    10. Khwisero
    11. Shinyalu
    12. Ikolomani
    13. Kakamega
       

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Wycliffe Oparanya

    Size: 3,224.9  sq. km

    Population: 1,660,651 (515 per sq.km.)

    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 57%        

    County GDP:   

     

    County Capital: Kakamega Town

    County Senator: Bonnie  Khalwale

    Women Rep: Rachel Ameso Amolo

     Location of Kakamega county

    Kakamega County is located in Western Kenya.  It borders Bungoma County  to the North, Trans Nzoia to the North East, Uasin Gishu and Nandi Counties to the East, Vihiga to the South, Siaya to the South West and Busia to the West.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Kakamega County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • High prevalence of poverty and social dependence
    • High rate of youth unemployment
    • Collapse of sugar farming
    • Degraded road infrastructure
     Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to Kakamega County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement:

    • Kakamega is served by five commercial banks and three micro-finance institutions, which makes it possible to access credit and related financial services
    • Development of cultural tourism, such as bull fighting, circumcision rites of passage and other thematic tourism, which would include the physical development of potential tourist sites such Kakamega Forest, and the Crying stone of llesi.
    • exploration and commercial exploitation of mineral resources in the county including gold, .
    • Agricultural development in maize, beans, millet, sugarcane, tea and dairy products
     

     

  • Kericho More
  • KERICHO COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Ainamoi
    2. Belgut
    3. Kipkelion East
    4. Kipkelion West
    5. Bureti

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Paul Kiprono

    Size: 2,479.0  sq. km

    Population: 758,339  (306 per sq.km.) County Capital: Kericho Town
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 43%    County Senator: Charles Cheruiyot Keter
    County GDP   Women Rep: Hellen Chepkwony
         
    Location of Kericho county

    Kericho County is located in the Rift Valley.  It borders Nandi County to the North, Uasin Gishu and Baringo to the North East, Nakuru to the East and South East, Bomet to the South, Nyamira and Homa-Bay to the South West, and Kisumu County to the West and North West.

    Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Kericho County is faced with various situations, including the following

    • Inefficient livestock farming, due to dependence on large tracts of land for livestock fodder, and which tracks of land are alredy under tea plantation
    • Encraochment into the Mau forest, which is a major water catchment area for the country
    •  
    Important economic resources within the county

    Kericho County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic development, utilisation and management of the following opportunities within the county:

    • Ready access to credit and financial services from the nine commercial banks and four micro-finance Institutions in the county
    • Increased value addition for tea planted and harvested within the county
    • Commercial agriculture byond tea - wheat, horticulture and dairy farming
    • Good road network
     

     

  • Kiambu More
  • KIAMBU COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Gatundu South
    2. Gatundu North
    3. Juja
    4. Thika Town
    5. Ruiru
    6. Githunguri
    7. Kiambu
    8. Kiambaa
    9. Kabete
    10. Kikuyu
    11. Limuru
    12. Lari
       

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

     

    Mr. William Kabogo

    Size: 2,543.4  sq. Km

    Population: 1,623,282 (638 per sq.km.)

    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 25%

    County GDP

    County Capital: Kiambu Town

    Sounty Senator: Paul Kimani Njoroge

    Women Rep Ms. Anne Nyokabi  Gatheca

     Location of Kiambu county

    Kiambu County is located in central Kenya.  It borders Murang'a County to the North and North East, Machakos County to the East, Nairobi and Kajiado Counties to the South, Nakuru to the West, and Nyandarua to the North West.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Kiambu County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • High rate of youth unemployment
    • High rate of crime
    • Alcoholism and drug abuse
    • Desertion of agriculture and industry as livelihoods in preference for trading, which is not supported by availability of goods and services or matching disposable incomes
    • Land fragmentation and rising population density
    • Poor educational performance
    • Child pregnancies and adolescent delinquency
     Important economic resources within the county

    Kiambu County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic development, utilisation and management of the following opportunities within the county:

    • Utilisation of available credit and financial services from the seven commercial banks and eight micro-finance institutions in the county
    • Development of industries in the county, including manufacturing, food processing, cabarcid mining, textile production, motor vehicle assembly, and hydro-electric power
    • Development of potential tourist attractions such as the Mau Mau Caves and picnic sites at Paradise Lost, the Chania and Fourteen Falls.
    • Establishment of a modern high quality animal feed factory to address the shortage of anila fodder in the county and to boost milk production
    • Development of modern subsistence farming methods to boost food production and enhance food security
    • Poultry farming
    • Fish Farming
     

     

  • Kilifi More
  • KILIFI COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Rabai
    2. Kilifi South
    3. Kaloleni
    4. Magarini
    5. Kilifi North
    6. Malindi
    7. Ganze

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Amason Kingi

    Size:12,610  sq. km

    Population: 1,109,735  (88 per sq.km.) County Capital:Kilifi Town  
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 71%   County Senator: Stewart Mwachiru Madzayo 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Asha Juma Karisa 
         
     Location of Kilifi county

    Kilifi County is located in Coastal Kenya.  It borders the Indian ocean to the East, Tana River County to the North, Taita Taveta to the West, Kwale and Mombasa to the South.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Kilifi County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • High prevalence of poverty and social dependency
    • Acute inaccessibility of clean drinking water for human and livestock use.
    • Degraded road infrastructure
    • Low standards of education
    • HIV/AIDS prevalence
    • Large number of squaters and land-less
    • Land ownership politics
     Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to Kilifi County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement

    • Large mineral deposits in the county
    • Commercial Fishing
    • Tourism
    • Destination tourism based on the capacity for beach tourism
    • Development of existing manufacturing industries
    • Development of commercial sisal farming
     

     

  • Kirinyaga More
  • KIRINYAGA COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Mwea
    2. Gichugu
    3. Ndia
    4. Kirinyaga Central
    5. Kerugoya

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Joseph Ndathi

    Size: 1,479.1  sq. km

    Population:  528,054 (357 per sq.km.) County Capital:Kerugoya Town 
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 26%   County Senator: Dickson Daniel Karaba
    County GDP   Women Rep: Winnie Karimi Njuguna
         
    Location of Kirinyaga county

    Kirinyaga County is located in central Kenya.  It borders Meru County to the North, Embu to the North East, East and South, Murang’a to the South West, and Nyeri to the West.

    Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Kirinyaga County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • A strugling agricultural sector
    • Sustained exploitation of local farmers by middle-men and market brokers due to the lack of a proper market for the county's agricultural produce
    • Rising youth unemployment
    • Urbanisation
    • Land fragmentation and rising population density
    • Inadequate access to water for human and livestock
    • Poor educational performance
    Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to Kirinyaga County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement:

    • The Mt.Kenya tourism circuit
    • Easy access to credit and financial services from the eight commercial banks and six micro-finance institutions in the county
    • Commercial coffee, tea and horticultural afrming
    • Fish farming
    • Improved subsistence farming practices to curb the effects of land fragmentation and rising population density
     

     

  • Kisii More
  • KISII COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Bonchari
    2. South Mugirango
    3. Bomachoge
    4. Bobasi
    5. Gucha
    6. Nyaribari Masaba
    7. Nyaribari Chache
    8. Matrani
    9. Mosocho
       

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. James Ongwae

    Size: 1,317.4 sq. km 

    Population: 1,152,282 (874.7  per sq.km.) County Capital:Kisii Town
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 51%   County Senator: Christopher Mogere Obure
    County GDP   Women Rep: Mary Sally Keraa 
         
     Location of Kisii county

    Kisii County is cated to the South East of Lake Victoria.  It borders 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.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Kisii County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Poor education standards
    • Insecurity
    • High population density
    • Land fragmentation and rising population density
    • Underexploitation of its agricultural potential
    • Rising unemployment
     Important economic resources within the county

    Kisii County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic development, utilisation and management of the following opportunities within the county  

    • Access to credit and financial services from the eight commercial banks and six micro-finance institutions
    • Its soap stone carving andn ornament industry
    • Favourable weather pattern
    • Food processing and value addition of the county's agricultural produce
     

     

  • Kisumu More
  • KISUMU COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Kisumu East
    2. Kisumu West
    3. Kisumu Central
    4. Seme
    5. Nyando
    6. Muhoroni
    7. Nyakach
       

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Jack Ranguma

    Size: 2,086  sq. km

    Population:  968,909(465 per sq.km.) County Capital:Kisumu Town 
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 48%   County Senator: Peter Anyang' Nyongo
    County GDP   Women Rep: Rose Auma Ogendo 
         
     Location of Kisumu county

    Kisumu County is located in Nyanza.  It borders Lake Victoria to the West, Siaya, Vihiga and Nandi Counties to the North, Kericho County to the East and Homa Bay County to the South.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Kisumu County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Rising unemployment
    • HIV?AIDS
    • High prevalence of malarial infection
    • Poor waste management
    • High prevalence of water-borne diseases
    • Inaccessibility of clean drinking water
    • High school drop out rate
     Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to Kisumu County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement.

    • Lake Victoria as a key natural resource
    • Underdeveloped fishing industry
    • Tourism potential around Lake Victoria and at the Ndere island National
    • Improved subsitence farming methods to increase agricultural productivity and to enhance food security
     

     

  • Kitui More
  • KITUI COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Mwingi North
    2. Mwingi Central
    3. Mwingi South
    4. Kitui West
    5. Kitui Rural
    6. Kitui Town 
    7. Mutitu
    8. Kitui South
       

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Julious Malombe

    Size: 30,496.5  sq. km

    Population:  1,012,709(33 per sq.km.) County Capital:Kitui Town 
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 63%   County Senator: David Musila 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Winfred Nyiva Mwendwa 
         
     Location of Kitui county

    Kitui County is located in Eastern Kenya.  It borders Tana River County 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.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Kitui County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Perenial water shortages
    • Degraded road infrastructure
    • Infrastructure Development – Roads, electricity
    • Proper management of immense resources  mineral and tourism to improve people's living standards and business opportunities.
    • Poverty Levels are high due to unemployment among the youths.
    • Insecurity posed by conflicts with neighbouring pastoralist Counties.
     Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to Kitui County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement.

    • Underexploited mineral resources in the county - coal, limestone, gypsum, iron ore, graphite, quartz and copper
    • Irrigation farming
    • Development of cultural tourism and enhancement of commercial benefits accruing from the Mwingi National Reserve and the Tsavo East National Park.
    • Development of wood carving and cultural artefacts businesses, which are currently subjected to exploitation by middle-men and market brokers
    • Financial Services – 4 Commercial Banks and 8 Micro Finance Institutions
    • Large irrigatable lands or otherwise made more productive through modern farming methods
    • Transit trade on the Nairobi-Mombasa road
     

     

  • Kwale More
  • KWALE COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Msambweni
    2. Lunga Lunga
    3. Matuga
    4. Kinango

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Salim Mvurya

    Size: 8,270.2  sq. km

    Population: 649, 931 (79 per sq.km.)

    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 75%

    County GDP

    County Capital:Kwale Town

    County Senator: Boy Juma Boy

    Women Rep: Zainab Kalekye Chidzuga

         
     Location of Kwale county

    Kwale County is located in Southern Kenya.  It borders the Republic of Tanzania to the South West, Taita Taveta to the West and North West, Kilifi to the North and North East, Mombasa to the East, and the Indian Ocean to the East and South East.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Kwale County is faced with various situations, including the following

    • High prevalence of poverty and social dependence
    • Degraded road infrastructure
    • High prevalence of poverty and social dependency
    • Acute inaccessibility of clean drinking water for human and livestock use.
    • Large number of squaters and land-less
    • Land ownership politics
    • Insecurity supported by a growing number of unemployed youth
    • Human-wildlife conflict around Tsavo
    • Inaccessibility of water for human and livestock use
    • Low standards of education
    • High school drop out rate
    • HIV/Aids prevalence
    • Drug abuse
     Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to Kwale County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement.

    • Tourism potential in the county, and particularly within the Tsavo National Park, Shimba Hills National Park, and the Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary
    • Exploration of the caounty's mineral resources, including optimisation of local benefits from the ining of Titanium within the county
    • Development of food processing industries to commercialise fishing, fruit and vegetable farming
     

     

  • Laikipia More
  • LAIKIPIA COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Laikipia West
    2. Laikipia East
    3. Laikipia North

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Joshua Irungu

    Size: 9,462.0  sq. km

    Population: 399,227 (42 per sq.km.) County Capital:Nanyuki Town
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 46%   County Senator: Godfrey Gitahi Kariuki 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Jane Agnes Wanjira 
         
     Location of Laikipia county

    Laikipia County is located in mid-Rift Valley.  It borders Samburu County to the North, Isiolo County to the North East, Meru County to the South, Nyeri to the South, Nyandarua County to the South West, and Baringo County to the West.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Laikipia County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Frequent outbreak of  livetock diseases
    • Downgraded road infrastructure
    • Low agricultural productivity
    • Rapid urbanisation
    • Significant disparities in the distribution of wealth in the county
     Important economic resources within the county

    Laikipia County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic development, utilisation and management of the following opportunities within the county:

    • Easy access to credit and financial services from the six commercial banks and nine micro-finance institutions in the county
    • Wider economic integration from the county's economic resources through development of trade relationships across different supply chains
    • Enhancement of revenues obtainable from tourism and tourist attractions such as the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Laikipia Plateau Reserve, and the Thompson Falls Caves.
    • Financial Services – 6 Commercial Banks and 9 Micro Finance Institutions.
    • Increased commercialisation of the county's group ranches
    • Potential for commercial farming
     

     

  • Lamu More
  • LAMU COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Lamu East
    2. Lamu West

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Issa Timani

    Size: 6,273.1 sq. km

    Population: 101, 539 (16per sq.km.)

    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 32%

    County GDP

    County Capital:Lamu Town

    County Senator: Abu Mohamed Abu Chiaba

    Women Rep: Shakila Abdalla Mohamed

         
     Location of Lamu county

    Lamu County is located in the northern coast of Kenya. It borders Garissa to the North, the Indian Ocean to the South and South East, and Tana River to the West and South West

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Lamu County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Insecurity fanned by Kenya's porus border with the Republic of Somalia
    • Low levels of education
    • Inhibitive cultural practices
    • Rising unemployment
    • Drug abuse among the youth population
     Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to Lamu County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement.

    • The Lamu Port, expected to be the biggest and most modern port in the region.  The Lamu Port and Lamu Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor (LAPSSET), which upon completion is anticipated to add 3% to the country’s GDP.  The LAPSSET project will include a modern port at Manda Bay, a standard gauge railway line to Juba in Sudan, an overhauled road transport network, oil pipelines from Southern Sudan and Ethiopia, an oil refiney in Baragoi, three airports and three resort cities – in Lamu, Isiolo, and on the shores of Lake Turkana.
    • The county's tourist attractions, including the Pate ruins, Mandas Island, Lamu Cultural Festivals, and the Maulidi festival, which marks the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.  Maulid alone brings over 60,000 muslim pilgrims to Lamu annually.
    • Development and commercialisation of fishing
    • Sand and ballast quarries in the county
    • Presense of Mangrove forest presents a biodiversity edge.
     

     

  • Machakos More
  • MACHAKOS COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Masinga
    2. Yatta
    3. Kangundo
    4. Matungulu
    5. Kathiani
    6. Mavoko
    7. MachakosTown
    8. Mwala
       

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Dr. Alfred Mutua

    Size:6,208 sq. Km

    Population: 1,098,584 (177 per sq.km.) County Capital:Machakos Town  
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 60%   County Senator: Johnstone Muthama 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Susan  Mbinya Musyoka 
         
     Location of Machakos county

    Machakos County is located in Eastern Kenya.  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.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Machakos County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • High cost of cereals and basic foodstuffs
    • Rapid urbanisation
    • Perenial water shortages
    • High prevalence of poverty and social dependence
    • Rising unemployment
     Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to Machakos County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement.

    • The Konza ICT Park
    • Improved agriculral practices to increase food production and enhance food security
    • Transit trade on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway
    • Inadequately utilised land
     

     

  • Makueni More
  • MAKUENI COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Mbooni
    2. Kilome
    3. Kaiti
    4. Makueni
    5. Kibwezi West
    6. Kibwezi East

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Prof. Kivutha KIbwana

    Size: 8008.8  sq. Km

    Population: 884,527 (110.4  per sq.km.) County Capital:Wote Town  
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 51%   County Senator: Mutula Kilonzo 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Rose Museo Mumo 
         
     Location of Makueni county

    Makueni County is located towards the South of Kenya. It borders Kitui County to the East, Taita Taveta to the South, Kajiado to the West and Machakos to the North.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Makueni County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Threat of drought
    • Degraded road infrastructure
    • Perenial shortage of water for both domestic, livestock and agricultural use 
    • High levels of poverty and social dependency
    • Poor land utilisation
    • Environmental degradation
    • Rising unemployment
    • Underutilisation of the county's land resources, which makes it a high net consumer
     Important economic resources within the county

    MakueniCounty is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic development, utilisation and management of the following opportunities within the county.

    • Credit financing of commrcial and development projects by the three commercial banks and four micro-finance institutions within the county
    • Irrigation agriculture
    • Commercial development of beekeeping across the county
    • Improvement of subsistence farming practices to increase food production, protect the environment and to enhance food security
     

     

  • Mandera More
  • MANDERA COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Mandera West
    2. Banisa
    3. Mandera North
    4. Mandera East
    5. Lafey
    6. Mandera South
       

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Ali Roba

    Size: 25,991.5  sq. km

    Population: 1,025,756 (39 per sq.km.) County Capital: Mandera Town
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 68%   County Senator: Adan Kerrow Billow 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Fatiya Mahbub 
         
     Location of Mandera  county

    Mandera County is the farthest Northeastern County in Kenya.  It borders the Republic of Ethiopia to the North, the Republic of Somalia to the East, and Wajlr County to the South and South West.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Mandera County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • High levels of poverty
    • Low standards of formal education. coupled with low school enrolment
    • Inhibitive cultural practices that suppor early marriage and overemphasize gender roles
    • Insecurity fanned by the county's porus border with the Republic of Somalia
    • Degraded road infrastrructure
    • Poor waste management
    • Inaccessibility of markets for the county's livestock and livestock products
    • Poor livestock breeds and livestock farming practices
     Important economic resources within the county

    Mandera County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic development, utilisation and management of the following opportunities within the county

    • Improvement of livestock breeds and the development of animal husbandry to increase productivity from livestock farming
    • Expanded irrigation along River Dawa to boost food production and enhance food security.
    • Effective marketing of the county's livestock.
    • Exploitation of wind and solar energy
     

     

  • Marsabit More
  • MARSABIT COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Moyale
    2. North Horr
    3. Saku
    4. Laisamis

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Ukur Yatani

    Size:70,961.3  sq. Km

    Population:291,166 (4 per sq.km.) County Capital:Marsabit Town  
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 92%   County Senator: Gordana Hargura 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Nasra Ibrahim Ibren 
         
     Location of Marsabit county

    Marsabit County is located in to the North of Kenya.  It borders the Republic of Ethiopia to the North and North East, Wajir County to the East, Isiolo County to the South East, Samburu County to the South and South West and Lake Turkana to the West and North West.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Marsabit County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • High levels of poverty
    • Persistent threat of drought
    • Chronic water shortage
    • Low education standards, coupled with low school enrollment rates.  Marsabit county has one of the lowest levels of literacty in the country.
    • Insecurity fueled by clan conflicts spilling out of Ethiopia
    • Poor public health
    • Underexploitation of the county's livestock economy
     Important economic resources within the county

    Marsabit County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic development, utilisation and management of the following opportunities within the county

    • Tourism, including realisation of full the potential of the Marsabit National Park and Game Reserve, Lake Sokote, Lake Paradise, Sibiloi and South Island National Parks.
    • Fishin on Lake Turkana
    • Potential for wind and solar energy
    • Development of susbsitence industries including  stone mining, salt mining, gems and precious stones
     

     

  • Meru More
  • MERU COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Igembe South
    2. Igembe Central
    3. Igembe North
    4. Tigania West
    5. Tigania East
    6. North Imenti
    7. Buuri
    8. Central Imenti
    9. South Imenti
       

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Peter Munya

    Size:  6,936.0  sq. km

    Population: 1,356,301 (195.5  per sq.km.) County Capital: Meru Town 
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS):49%   County Senator: Kiraitu Murungi
    County GDP   Women Rep: Florence Kajuju 
         
     Location of Meru county

    Meru County is located right at the centre of Kenya.  It borders Isiolo County to the North and North East, Tharaka Nthi to the South, Nyeri County to the South West, and Laikipia County to the West.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Meru County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Urbanisation
    • High school dropout rate
    • High unemployment
    • Alcohol and drug abuse by youth.
    • Disparities in economic development and the distributino of wealth
    • Water shortage, which impacts on the county's agricultural productivity
     Important economic resources within the county

    Meru County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic development, utilisation and management of the following opportunities within the county.

    • Easy access to credit and financial services, which if viable development projects were conceptualised, and the youth guided on business starup, and management can quickly redress the unemployment problem
    • Optimisation of the county's potential for wildlife and adventure tourism in Mt. Kenya, Meru National Park and for cultural tourism at the Meru Museum
    • Underutilised agricultural land
    • Enhancement of subsistence agricultural practices to incease food production and enhance food security
    • Development of commercial farming in miraa, tobacco, tea and coffee
     

     

  • Migori More
  • MIGORI COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Rongo
    2. Awendo
    3. Migori East
    4. Migori West
    5. Uriri
    6. Nyatike
    7. Kuria East
    8. Kuria West
       

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Zachary Obado

    Size: 2,597 sq. km

    Population: 917,170 (353 per sq.km.) County Capital:Migori Town 
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 43%   County Senator: Wilfred Machange 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Dennitah Ghati 
         
     Location of Migori county

    Migori County is located in western Kenya.  It borders Homa-Bay, Kisii and Narok Counties.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Migori County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Territoral disputes around Migingo island
    • Cattle rustling  and community feuds with the Maasai of Trans mara.
    • Malarial infections and water-borne diseases
    • Low levels of formal education
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Land fragmentation and rising population density
     Important economic resources within the county

    Migori County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic development, utilisation and management of the following opportunities within the county

    • Underexplored mineral resources within the county
    • The county's thriving fishing business
    • Trade opportunities presented by the East African Community free market.
    • Enhancement of subsistence agricultural practices to boost food production in maize, millet, sugarcane, sorghum, ground nuts, cassava, sweet potatoes, beans and kales.
     

     

  • Mombasa More
  • MOMBASA COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Changamwe
    2. Jomvu
    3. Kisauni
    4. Nyali
    5. Likoni
    6. Mvita
    7. Kwale

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Ali Hassan Joho

    Size: 219 sq. km

    Population:  939, 370(4,292  per sq.km.) County Capital:Mombasa Town 
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 38%   County Senator: Hassan Omar Hassan
    County GDP   Women Rep: Mishi Juma Mboko 
         
     Location of Mombasa county

    Mombasa County is located in the South West cost of Kenya.  It borders Kilifi County to the North, Kwale County to the South and the Indian Ocean to the East.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Mombasa County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • High unemployment among the youth
    • Low standards of education
    • High levels of poverty and social dependence
    • Drug abuse and trafficking
    • Rising terrorism-related insecurity
    • Poor and inadequate housing
    • Degraded transport infrastructure, including overstretched ferry services
    • Chronic water shortage
    • Squatters, landless and land ownership politics
    • Waste management and disposal                        
     Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to Mombasa County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement.

    • Optimisation of the county's tourism potential
    • Development of commercial fishing
    • Enhancement of transportation infrastructure
    • Development of port services at the Mombasa port.  Mombasa port is currently a main gateway to East and Central Africa
    • Development of existing manufacturing and processing industries to full potential
     

     

  • Murang'a More
  • MURANG'A COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Kangema
    2. Mathioya
    3. Kiharu
    4. Kigumo
    5. Maragwa
    6. Kandara
    7. Gatanga

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Francis Mwangi

    Size: 1,798 sq. km

    Population: 942,581 (524 per sq.km.) County Capital:Murang'a  Town 
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 29%   County Senator: James Kembi Gitura 
    County GDP  

    Women Rep: Sabina Wanjiru Chege

         
     Location of Murang'a county

    Murang'a County is located in central Kenya.  It borders Nyeri County to the North, Nyandarua to the West, Kiambu to the South and Kirinyaga County to the East.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Murang'a County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Decreased agricultural productivity
    • Land fragmentation and rising population density and environmental degradation
    • Poor education performance
    • Desertion of agriculture and industry as livelihoods in preference for trading, which is not supported by availability of goods and services or matching disposable incomes
    • High youth unemployment
    • Social complexities relating to alcoholism and drug abuse
    • Child pregnancies and adolescent delinquency
    • A rising crime rate
    • Insecurity posed by outlawed Mungiki Sect due to youth unemployment.
    • Infrastructure Development that is feeder roads to ease transportation of farm produce to the market
    • Over-dependence on a dwindling agricultural sector in the county
     Important economic resources within the county

    Strategic focus on following can significantly contribute to Murang'a County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement.

    • Optimisation of commercial opportunities accruing from tourism, and especially the Aberdare Forest
    • Easy access to credit and related financial services from the local commercial banks and micro-finance institutionswithin the county
    • Improvement of subsistence farming practices to bosst food production and improve food security
    • Preservation of Ndakaini Dam, which provides water to Nairobi County
    • Development of youth, women and social empowerment programmes aimed at redressing the various challenges that these segments of the county's population are facing.
     

     

  • Nairobi More

  •  NAIROBI COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Westlands
    2. Parklands
    3. Dagoretti
    4. Karen / Langata
    5. Kibira
    6. Roysambu
    7. Kasarani
    8. Ruaraka
    9. Kariobangi
    10. Kayole
    11. Embkasi
    12. Mihang'o
    13. Nairobi West
    14. Makadara
    15. Starehe
    16. Kamukunji
    17. Mathare
       

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Evans Kidero

    Size: 695.1  sq. km

    Population: 3,138,369 (4,515  per sq.km.) County Capital:Nairobi Town 
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 22%   County Senator: Mike Mbuvi 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Rachel Wamboi Shebesh 
         
     Location of Nairobi county

    Nairobi County is located in Nairobi, the capital city of the Republic of Kenya, and the seat of Central Government.  It borders Kiambu County to the North West, North and North East, Machakos to the East and South East, Kajiado to the South, South West and West.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Nairobi County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Traffic congestion, which builds stress and consumes hueg sums of money in burnt fuel and idle man-hours
    • Costly and inadequate housing, leading to growing slum dwellings and increase in urban poor
    • Rural-urban migration, which puts a strain on the city's capacity to provide social welfare and community services
    • High unemployment
    • Rising urban insecurity, crime and drug abuse
    • Waste management and disposal
    • Unaffordable healthcare
     Important economic resources within the county

    Strategic focus on following can significantly contribute to Nairobi County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement.

    • Development of local businesses through credit finance provided by the county's over forty commercial banks and forty-five micro-finance institutions
    • Substantial investment in the county's public transport system, which would impact on road and housing congestion
    • Optimisation of the city's potential for tourism as the capital city, which woul dinclude optimisation of opportunities presented by the Nairobi National Park, the Nairobi Arboretum, the Kenya National Archives, Uhuru Park, Giraffe Center, National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum, the Ostrich Farm and entertainment tourism in the county
    • Enhanced positioning of the county as a regional business and financial capital
    • Support of small and medium sized industries and businesses to secure emplyment and to widen the county's revenue streams
     

     

  • Nakuru More
  • NAKURU COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Molo
    2. Njoro
    3. Naivasha
    4. Gilgil
    5. Kuresoi South
    6. Kuresoi North
    7. Subukia
    8. Rongai
    9. Bahati
    10. Nakuru Town West
    11. Nakuru Town East

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Kinuthia Mbugua

    Size: 7496.5  sq. km

    Population: 1,603,325 (213.9  per sq.km.) County Capital:Nakuru Town
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 43%   County Senator: James Kairie Mungai
    County GDP   Women Rep: Mary Njoki Mbugua 
         
     Location of Nakuru county

    Nakuru County is located South East of the Rift Valley.  It borders Baringo County to the North, Laikipia to the North East, Nyandarua to the East, Kajiado to the South, Narok to the South West, with Bomet and Kericho to the West.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Nakuru County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Underutilisation of the county's agricultural land
    • Degraded and inadequate road infrastructure
    • Poor drainage, waste management and disposal
    • High unemployment
    • Costly and inadequate housing
    • The need for social integration between local communities following the 2007/8 post-election violence
     Important economic resources within the county

    Nakuru County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic focus on the following.

    • Access to financial credit and related services from the thirteen banks and fourteen micro-finance institutions in the county
    • Optimistion of tourism potential in the county with specific focus on Lake Nakuru National Park, the Menengai Crater, Hell’s Gate Park, Lake Naivasha, Lake Elementaita, and the Longonot Crater.
    • Maximisation of commercial agricultural productivity in the county and particularly for dairy, livestock and cereal farming
    • Development of market avenues for local farmers to increase profitability of farming within the county
    • Exploitation the county's capacity for geothermal power
    • Revival of the pyrethrum farming.
    • Reviving pyrethrum farming.  Demand for pyrethrum has steadily increased lately with the growing demand for pyrethrin, used in the production of organic pesticides considered more environment friendly relative to synthetic chemical alternatives.
    • Strengthening of the vast horticultural sector in the county
     

     

  • Nandi More
  • NANDI COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Tinderet
    2. Aldai
    3. Nandi Hills
    4. Emgwen North
    5. Emgwen South
    6. Mosop

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Cleophas Lagat

    Size: 2,884  sq. km

    Population: 752,965 (261 per sq.km.) County Capital:Kapsabet Town 
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 47%   County Senator: Stephen Kipyego Sang 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Zipporah Jesang' Kurgat 
         
     Location of Nandi county

    Nandi Count is located in western Rift Valley.  It borders Uasin Gishu County to the North, Kakamega and Vihiga Counties to the West, Kisumu County to the South, Kericho to the South East and Baringo County to the East.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Nandi County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Delicate relationships between commercial plantation farmers and local communities
    • Complexities relating to land tenure, paticularly where multi-national tea companies have invested heavily
    • Degraded road infrastructure
    • Social integration of local communities following the 2007/8 post-election violence
     Important economic resources within the county

    Nandi County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic focus on the following

    • Ideal climate an weather conditions all year round
    • Positioning of Nandi County as a sports tourism destination
    • Availability of large tracks of land                                    
    • Highly productive agricultural industry across the county
    • relatively lower levels of poverty and social dependence
    • Oppurtunities for planned development of the otherwise rural county
    • Opening up of Western Kenya through the development of a modern road network
     

     

  • Narok More
  • NAROK COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Kilgoris
    2. Emurua Dikirr
    3. Narok North
    4. Narok East
    5. Narok  West
    6. Narok South

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Samuel Kuntai

    Size: 17,944 sq. km

    Population: 850,920(47 per sq.km.)

    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 12%

    County GDP

    County Capital: Narok Town 

    County Senator: Stephen Kanyike Ole Ntutu

    Women Rep: Rosalinda Soipan Tuya 

         
     Location of Narok county

    Narok County is located South East of the Rift Valley, North of Kenya's border with the Republic of Tanzania.  It borders Nakuru to the North, Bomet, Nyamira and Kisii to the North West, Kajiado to the East and Migori to the West.  

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Narok County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Low levels of preventive healthcare, including immunisation
    • Human-wildlife conflict around the Maasai Mara National Park
    • Inaccessibility of public healthcare
    • Degraded road infrastructure
    • Inhibitive cultural practices that over-emphasise gender roles to the huge disadvantage of girl children who frequently fail to get formal education and sometimes subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriages
     Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to Narok County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement.

    • The Maasai Mara National Park and Game Reserve, which is one of the biggest revenue earners for the Government of Kenya through tourism
    • Commercial livestock farming, especially for beef
    • Access to credit and related financial services from the six commercial banks and eight micro-finance institutions within the county
    • Promotion of cultural tourism based on the world-famous Maasai community Traditional Practices
     

     

  • Nyamira More
  • NYAMIRA COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Kitutu Masaba
    2. North Mugirango
    3. West Mugirango
    4. Borabu

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. John Nyagarama

    Size: 899.3 sq. km

    Population: 598,252 (665 per sq.km.) County Capital:Nyamira Town  
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 47%   County Senator: Kennedy Mong'are Nyaribo 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Alice Nyanchoka Chae 
         
     Location of Nyamira county

    Nyamira County is located in western Kenya, close to the Lake Victoria.  It borders Bomet to the East, Narok to the South, Kisii to the West, Homa Bay to the North, and Kericho to the North East. 

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Nyamira County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Land fragmentation and high population density
    • Rising unemployment
    • Insecurity throught to be related to unemployment within a rapidly growing youth population
     Important economic resources within the county

    Nyamira County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic focus on the following:

    • Intensive crop and livestock commercial farming in the relatively little land available for farming
    • Access to credit and related financial Services from the five commercial banks and six micro-finance institutions in the county
    • Improved susbsitence farming methods to increase production and enhance food security
    • Development of local commodity markets and especially for local farm produce to minimise exploitation of farmers from commodity brokers and middle men.
     

     

  • Nyandarua More
  • NYANDARUA COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Kinangop
    2. Kipipiri
    3. Ol-Kalou
    4. Ol-Jorok
    5. Ndaragwa

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Daniel Waithaka

    Size:3,245.3  sq. km

    Population: 596,268 (184 per sq.km.) County Capital: Ol Kalou Town
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 46%   County Senator: Muriuki Karue 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Wanjiru Muhia 
         
     Location of Nyandarua county

    Nyandarua County is located in Central Kenya.  It borders Laikipia County to the North and North East, Nyeri and Murang'a to the East. Kiambu to the South, and Nakuru to the South West and West. 

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Nyandarua County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Rising unemployment
    • Increasing cases of alcohol and drug abuse
    • Declining education standards
    • Rising cases of nutrition-related diseases and particularly diabetes throught to be related to high consumption of starch
    • Low farm productivity despite the county having expansive and highly productive land 
     Important economic resources within the county

    Nyandarua County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic focus on the following.

    • Easy access to credit and financial services provided by the four commercial banks and four micro-finance institutions in the county
    • Promotion of tourism at the Aberdare and Mt. Kenya National Parks and Game reserves, Thomson Falls, Lake Ol Bolossat and the Aberdare Ranges.
    • Development of food processing and related value add industries
    • Improvement of farming methods to optimise productivity in crop and dairy farming
    • Development of local market to eliminate exploitation of local farmers by commodity brokers and middle men
    • Diversification of farming activities to enhance nutrition and to to diversify sources of earning
     

     

  • Nyeri More
  • NYERI COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Tetu
    2. Kieni
    3. Mathira
    4. Othaya
    5. Mukuwe-ini
    6. Nyeri Town 

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Nderitu Gachagua

    Size:3,337  sq. km

    Population: 693,558 (208 per sq.km.) County Capital:Nyeri Town  
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 33%   County Senator: Mutahi Kagwe
    County GDP   Women Rep: Priscilla Nyokabi Kinyua
         
     Location of Nyeri county

    Nyeri County is located in central Kenya.  It borders Kirinyaga and Meru Counties to the East, Laikipia to the North, Nyandarua to the West and Muranga to the South.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Nyeri County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Land fragmentation
    • Unemployment within a rapidly growing youth population
    • Alcohol and drug abuse
    • Increased migration into Nyeri and Karatina towns, which is puting pressure on the town's infrastructure and social services
    • Insecurity in the county, related to unemployment within the youth
    • Decreasing productivity from subsistence farming
     Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to Nyeri County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement.

    • Advancement of commercial farming and particularly in in coffee, tea
    • Optimisation of subsistence farming to increase productivity and enhance food production
    • Diversification of subsistence farming into fish farming
    • Development of coffee milling in Karatina
    • Development of the county's tourism potential, including the Mt. Kenya  Forest, Baden Powel's site, and the Aberdare ranges among other sites. 
     

     

  • Samburu More
  • SAMBURU COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Samburu West
    2. Samburu North
    3. Samburu East

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Moses Kasaine

    Size: 21,022.2  sq. km

    Population: 223,947 (11 per sq.km.) County Capital:Maralal Town  
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 73%   County Senator: Sammy Prisa Leshore
    County GDP   Women Rep: Maison Leshoomo 
         
     Location of Samburu county

    Samburu county is located in the upper Rift Valley.  It borders Lake Turkana to the North West, Marsabit County to the North and North East, Isiolo to the East and South East, Laikipia and Baringo to the South West, and Turkana to the West and North West

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Samburu County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • High levels of poverty
    • Low school enrolment
    • Insecurity along the county's borders
    • Cattle rustling
    • Rising unemployment
    • Persistent threat to livestock health
    • Degraded road infrastructure
     Important economic resources within the county

    Samburu County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic focus on the following.

    • Optimisation of tourim in the county and especially at the Samburu, Shaba and Buffalo Springs National Parks
    • Exploitation of wind and solar energy potential
    • Promotion of animal husbandry to ehnace the quality of livestock breeds in the county and ultimately their commercial value to the local community
     

     

  • Siaya More
  • SIAYA COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Ugenya
    2. Ugunja
    3. Alego Usonga
    4. Gem
    5. Bondo
    6. Rarieda
       

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Cornel Rasanga

    Size: 2,530  sq. km

    Population: 842,304 (333 per sq.km.) County Capital:Siaya Town  
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 35%   County Senator: Aggrey James Orengo 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Christine Oduor Ombaka
         
     Location of Siaya county

    Siaya County is located West of Kenya, next to Lake Victoria.  It borders Busia County to the North West, Kakamega County to the North East, Vihiga and Kisumu County to the East and Lake Victoria to the South.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Siaya County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • land fragmentation and rising population density
    • poor waste management and public health
    • prevalence of water-borne diseases including bilharzia
    • high rate of malarial infection
    • Inadequate and degraded road infrastructure
    • Growing unemployment among youth populations
     Important economic resources within the county

    Siaya County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic focus on the following.

    • Development of the county's potential in subsistence farming to increase food productonand enhnace food security
    • Development of opportunities for commercial fishing
    • Development of local markets to increase consumption
     

     

  • Taita-Taveta More
  • TAITA-TAVETA COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Taveta
    2. Wundanyi
    3. Mwatate
    4. Voi

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. John Mruttu 

    Size: 17,084.1  sq. km

    Population: 284,657 (17 per sq.km.) County Capital:Wundanyi Town  
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 66%   County Senator: Danson Mwanzo Mwakulegwa 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Joyce Wanjalah Lay 
         
     Location of Taita-Taveta county

    Taita Taveta County is South East  of Kenya.  It borders Makueni, Kitui and Tana River Counties to the North, Kilifi and Kwale Counties to the East, the Republic of Tanzania to the South and South West, and Kajiado County to the North West. 

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Taita Taveta County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Decreasing revenues from trade in sisal, which was previsoulsy a leading income earner in the county
    • Inadequate transfer of benefits  from mining to the local community
    • Low levels of education
    • Rising unemployment
    • Degraded road infrastructure
     Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to taita Taveta County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement.

    • The Tsavo National Park
    • Access to credit and related financial services from the five commercial banks and eight micro-finance institutions within the county
    • Irrigation agriculture to optimise productivity of the county's fertile, but dry lands
    • Potential for horticultural farming to supply neighbouring coastal counties
    • Upcoming Educational Centre – JKUAT Taveta Campus.
     

     

  • Tana River More
  • TANA RIVER COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Garsen
    2. Galole
    3. Bura

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr.  Hussein Dado

    Size: 38,436.9 sq. km

    Population: 240,075 (6.2  per sq.km.) County Capital: Hola Town
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 72%   County Senator: Ali Abdi Bule 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Halima Ware Duri 
         
     Location of Tana River county

    Tana River County is locaetd Soutwest of Kenya.  It borders Garissa County to the North, Isiolo to the North West, Lamu to the North East, Kilifi to the South East, Taita Taveta to the South, and Kitul to the West.  

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Tana River County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • High levels of poverty
    • Degraded road infrastructure
    • Inaccessibility of healthcare
    • Low levels of education
    • Food insecurity
    • Unemployment
     Important economic resources within the county

    Tana River County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic focus on the following.

    • Development of tourism through the Tana River Primate National Game Reserve and the Kora National Reserve
    • Development of irrigation agriculture from the Tana River
    • Development of the Hola Irrigation Scheme so that it serves a wider population and productivity within the scheme is optimised
    • Development of fishing as a commercial activity within the local communities
    • Improvement of subsistence farming methods to increase agricultural production and enhance food security
     

     

  • Tharaka-Nithi More
  • THARAKA NITHI COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Nithi
    2. Maara
    3. Tharaka

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Samuel Mbae

    Size: 2,639  sq. km

    Population: 365,330 (138  per sq.km.) County Capital:Chuka Town 
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 49%   County Senator: Kindiki Githure 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Beatrice Nkatha Nyaga 
         
     Location of Tharaka-Nithi county

    Tharaka-Nthi County is in central Kenya.  It borders Meru to the North, Kitui to the East and Embu to the South, South-West and West.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Tharaka-Nthi County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • High levels of poverty
    • Poor education standards
    • Degraded road infrastructure
    • Decreased agricultural productivity as a result of poor environmental practices
     Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to tharaka-Nthi County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement.

    • Prospects for the construction of an airport for the exportation of meat and agricultural products from the region.
    • Investment in further prospecting for coal and iron ore in the county
    • Commrcial agriculture in coffee, tea and hirticultural produce
    • Optimisation of transit trade into nothern Kenya
     

     

  • Trans Nzoia More
  • TRANS NZOIA COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Kwanza
    2. Endebess
    3. Saboti
    4. Kimilili
    5. Cherangani

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Patric Simiyu

    Size: 2,495.5  sq. km

    Population: 818,757 (328 per sq.km.) County Capital:Kitale Town  
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 5%   County Senator: Henry Ole Ndiema 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Janet Nang'alo Wanyama 
         
     Location of Trans Nzoia county

    Trans Nzoia County is located West of Kenya.  It borders the Republic of Uganda to the North West, West Pokot to North, Elgeyo Marakwet to the East, Uasin Gishu and Kakamega to the South, and Bungoma to the West and South West.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Trans Nzoia County is faced with various situations, including the following

    • Insecurity spilling from cattle rustling in neighboring West Pokot
    • Underdevelopment of the county's robust agricultural potential
    • High costs of farming
     Important economic resources within the county

    Trans Nzoia County is able to significantly enhance its socio-economic standing through strategic focus on the following.

    • Development of tourism potential in the coutny at the Mt. Elgon National Park, Saiwa Swamp National Park, Kitale Museum and the Kitale Nature Conservancy, .
    • Access to credit and related financial services from the eight financial institutions and two micro-finance institutions within the county
    • Focus on the development of large scale commercial agriculture in maize, wheat tea, coffee and livestock products
     

     

  • Turkana More
  • TURKANA COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Turkana North
    2. Turkana West
    3. Turkana Central
    4. Loima
    5. Turkana South
    6. Turkana East
       

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Joseph Nanok

    Size:  68,680.3 sq. km

    Population: 855,399 (6.9  per sq.km.) County Capital:Lodwar Town  
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 95%   County Senator: John Munyes Kiyonga
    County GDP   Women Rep: Joyce Emanikor Akai 
         
     Location of Turkana county

    Turkana County is located in the farthest northwestern point of Kenya.  It borders Marsabit County to the East, Samburu County to the South East, and Baringo and West Pokot to the South, and South West respectively.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Turkana County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • High levels of poverty
    • Degraded road infrastructure
    • Inaccessibility of healthcare
    • Insecurity within the county linked to organised banditry and cattle rustling .
    • Food insecurity
     Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to Turkana County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement.

    • Optimisation of tourism in the county through Lake Turkana National Park and the Loiyangalani Desert Museum.
    • Mineral deposits including gold and varied gemstones within the county
    • Utilisation of the Turkwell Dam
    • Development of livestock Farming
    • Development of commercial fishing
     

     

  • Uasin Gishu More
  • UASIN GISHU COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Soy
    2. Ainabkoi
    3. Kesses
    4. Kapseret
    5. Moiben
    6. Turbo

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Jackson Mandago

    Size:3,345.2   sq. km

    Population:  894, 179 (267 per sq.km.) County Capital: Eldoret Town 
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 50%   County Senator: Isaac Kipkemboi Melly 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Eusilah Jepkosgei Ng'eny 
         
     Location of Uasin Gishu county

    Uasin Gishu County is located mid-West of the Rift Valley.  It borders Elgeyo Marakwet County to the East, Trans Nzoia to the North, Kericho to the South, Baringo to the South East, Nandi to the South West and Bungoma to the West.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Uasin Gishu County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Rising unemployment
    • Degraded road infrastructure away from urban areas
    • Integration of local communities following post-election violence in 2007/8
     Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to Uasin Gishu County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement.

    • Access to credit and related finanical services from the ninteen commercial banks and eleven micro-finance institutions within the county
    • Optimisation of sports, cultural and eco-tourism
    • Potential for large scale commercial farming in maize, wheat and dairy
    • Protection of commodity prices for agricultural produce
    • Development of dairy food processing industry
     

     

  • Vihiga More
  • VIHIGA COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Vihiga
    2. Sabatia
    3. Hamisi
    4. Emuhaya
    5. Luanda

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Moses Akaranga

    Size: 530.9 sq. km

    Population: 554,622 (1,045  per sq.km.) County Capital: Mbale Town 
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 62%   County Senator: George Khaniri
    County GDP   Women Rep: Dorcas Luvalitsa Kedogo 
         
     Location of Vihiga county

    Vihiga County is located in Westrn Kenya.  It borders Kakamega County to the North, Nandi County to the East, Kisumu County to the South, and Siaya to the West.  

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Vihiga County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • Land fragmentation and high population density
    • High levels of poverty
    • Rising unemployment
    • Food insecurity related to low agricultural productivity
    • Poor public health and sanitation
     Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to Vihiga County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement.

    • Improvement of subsistence farming practices to increase production and enhance food security
    • Commercial tea farming
    • Optimisation of revenues from stone quarraying within the county
    • Access to credit and related financial services from the four commercial banks and one micro-finance Institution within the county
    • Diversification of farm produce to enhance food security and promote environmental sustainability                
     

     

  • Wajir More
  • WAJIR COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Wajir North
    2. Wajir East
    3. Tarbaj
    4. Wajir West
    5. Eldas
    6. Wajir South
       

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Ahmed Abdullahi

    Size: 56,685.8  sq. km

    Population: 661,941(12 per sq.km.) County Capital:Wajir Town 
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 84%   County Senator: Abdulrahman Hassan Ali 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Fatuma Ibrahim Ali 
         
     Location of Wajir county

    Wajir County is located in North Eastern Kenya.  It borders Mandera County to the North and North East, The Republic of Somalia to the East, Garissa to the South and South West, Isiolo and Marsabit to the West, and the Republic of Ethiopia to the North West.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty Wajir County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • High levels of poverty
    • Insecurity linked to the county's porus border with Somalia
    • Drought
    • Poor animal health
    • Degraded road infrastructure
     Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to Wajir County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement.

    • Potential for wind and solar energy within the county
    • Optimisation of mineral resources in the county including limestone and sand and gemstones
    • Development of animal husbandry and livestock farming to optimise productivity in especially beef production
    • Development of a livestock market and abbatoir to protect local communities from exploitation by commodity brokers and middle men
    • Development of tourism potential in the coutny at the Wajir Museum, the Wagalla Massacre site, Orpahey Wells, Old Court House and at the British and Italian war bunkers.
     

     

  • West Pokot More
  • WEST POKOT COUNTY County constituencies
    1. Kapenguria
    2. Sigor
    3. Kacheliba
    4. Pokot South

    County Governor

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Simon Kapachin

    Size: 9,169.4  sq. km

    Population: 512,690 (56 per sq.km.) County Capital:Kapenguria Town  
    Poverty rate (based on KIHBS): 69%   Senator: John Krop Lonyang'apuo 
    County GDP   Women Rep: Regina Nyeries Cherop 
         
     Location of West Pokot county

    West Pokot County is located in the Rift Valley, West of Kenya. It borders Turkana County to the North, Baringo to the East, Elgeyo Marakwet and Trans Nzoia to the South, and the Republic of Uganda to the West.

     Key development challenges

    In addition to overall socio-economic development concerns relating to healthcare, education and the eradication of poverty West Pokot County is faced with various situations, including the following:

    • High levels of poverty
    • Insecurity related to border and natutal resource and livestock conflicts with neighbouring Turkana, Marakwet and  Karamojong in Uganda
    • Degraded road infrastructure
    • Inaccessibility of primay healthcare
    • Inhibitive cultural practices that overemphasise gender roles and often subject girl children to early marriages, female genital mutilation (FGM) and vesicovaginal fistula
    • Low levels of school enrolment
    • Poor quality education
     Important economic resources within the county

    The following resources and opportunities can significantly contribute to West Pokot County' s long-term development and socio-economic advancement.

    • Exploitation of mineral resources in the coutny including Gold, limestone, sand and limestome
    • xploitation of wind and solar energy potential in the county
    • Promotion of tourism in the county through the county's scenic sites and the Kapenguria museum
    • The Turkwel hydro power plant
    • Development of agriculture through the promotion of drought-resistant crops.
    • Development of commercial livestock farming for beef production
    • Development of subsistence farming to increase and diversify food production and enhance food security
     

     

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