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, and the following Counties; Bungoma and Kakamega to the East, and Siaya to the South East and South.

 Area (Km 2): 1,695 Km 2

 Climate/Weather: The average temperature is 22°C and the rainfall amount ranges between 750mm and 1,800mm per annum.

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

Key National Monument(s): Kakapel National Monument

 Population of Busia County

Population: 743,946 (Male – 48 %, Female – 52 %)

Population Density: 439 people per Km 2

 National Percentage: 1.93 %

 Annual Growth Rate: 2.9 %

 Age Distribution: 0-14 years (47.9 %), 15-64 years (48.4 %), 65+ years (3.7 %)

 Number of Households: 154,225

 Government of Busia County

County Capital: Busia Town (proposed)

 Number of Constituencies (2010): 5 (Amagoro, Budalangi, Butula, Funyula, Nambale)

 Registered Voters: 231,513

 National percentage: 1.8 %

 Number of Districts (2009): 2 (Busia and Teso)

 Number of Local Authorities (2010): 7 (Municipal Council of Busia, County Councils of Busia and Teso, Town Councils of Funyula, Nambale, Port Victoria, and Malaba)

Economy of Busia County

 Poverty Level: 66 %

 Age Dependency Ratio: 100:107

Resources: Arable Land, Livestock, Water, Pasture, Forests

 Tourist Attractions: Kakapel National Monument, Lake Victoria Viewpoint

 Financial Services: 8 Commercial Banks, 4 Micro-Finance Institutions

 Main Economic Activities/industries: Trade, Agriculture, Tourism, Fishing, Commercial Businesses

 Agricultural products: Livestock Products, Maize, Cassava, Millet, Sweet Potatoes, Beans, Rice

 Education of Busia County

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (420), Secondary (90)

 Primary: Enrolment (220,101)

 Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:64 (Public Schools)

 Secondary: Enrolment (21,794)

 Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:33 (Public Schools)

 Tertiary: Over 10 (Comprised of Youth Polytechnics, TTCs, and Several Commercial Colleges)

 Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment (Data Not Available)

 Health in Busia County

Health Facilities: 81; District Hospitals (4), Sub-District Hospitals (2), Dispensaries (49), Health Centres (12), Medical Clinics (10), Nursing Homes (3), Others (1)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:41,200 (Busia), 1:45,372 (Teso)

 Infant Mortality Rates: 75/1000

 Under Five Mortality Rates: 111/1000

 Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory Transmitted Infections, Diarrhoea, Digestive System Diseases

 Notable Hospitals: Port Victoria, Sio Port, Teso, and Busia Districts Hospitals

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  • Kisumu County
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  • Marsabit County
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  • Narok County
  • Nyamira County
  • Nyandarua County
  • Nyeri County
  • Samburu County
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  • Tana River County
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