Homa Bay County

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Homa Bay County is located in the now defunct Nyanza Province, it borders Lake Victoria to the West and North, and the following counties; Kisumu and Kericho to the North East, Nyamira and Kisii to the East, and Migori to the South.

Popularly known as the Bay County, because of its many bays, Homa Bay County has population of 963,794 and an area of 3,183.3 km². About 80% of Kenya’s Lake Victoria is in Homabay County, making the county the leading supplier of fresh lake fish in Kenya.

With breathtaking islands, hills, valleys and the longest shores of Lake Victoria, Homabay provides unrivalled investment opportunities. The County government welcomes investors to the county, and is committed to making Homabay the County of Choice for investors. This brochure summarizes investment opportunities that the Bay County offers.

Facts About Homa Bay County

Area (Km 2): 3,183.3 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a mean annual minimum of 17.1°C to a mean maximum of 34.8°C, with rainfall amounts of between 250mm and 700mm per annum.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (101.8 Km), Gravel Surface (415.4 Km), Earth Surface (604.6 Km)

Key National Monument(s): Ruma National Park, Tom Mboya Mausoleum

Population of Homa Bay County

Population: 963,794 (Male – 48 %, Female – 52 %)

Population Density: 303 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 2.5 %

Annual Growth Rate: 2.7 %

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (48.1 %), 15-64 years (48.2 %), 65+ years (3.7 %)

Number of Households: 206,255

Government of Homa Bay County

County Capital: Homa Bay Town (Proposed)

Number of Constituencies (2010): 6 (Gwasi, Karachuonyo, Kasipul Kabondo, Mbita, Ndhiwa, Rangwe)

Registered Voters: 283,211

National percentage: 2.2 %

Number of Districts (2009): 3 (Homa Bay, Rachuonyo, Suba)

Number of Local Authorities (2010): 7 (Town councils of Mbita Point, Oyugis, and Kendu Bay, County council of Suba, Rachuonyo, and Homa Bay, and Municipal Council of Homa Bay)

Economy of Homa Bay County

Poverty Level: 50.2 %

Age Dependency Ratio: 100:107

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

Tourist Attractions: Ruma National Park, Winam Gulf of Lake Victoria, Rusinga and Mfangano Islands, Kanjera Archaeological site, Volcanic Lake Simbi Nyaima in Karachuonyo, Mt. Homa

Financial Services: 5 Commercial Banks, 2 Micro-Finance Institutions

Main Economic Activities/industries: Fishing and fish trade, Fish Processing, Commercial Businesses
Agricultural products: Maize, Millet, Cassava, Sunflower

Education in Homa Bay County

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (1,000), Secondary (235)

Primary: Enrolment (283,162)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:45 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrolment (31,317)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:27 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: Over 20 (Includes a University Campus, Medical Training College, Farmers Training College, Youth Polytechnic, and Several Commercial Colleges)

Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment – Over 1,500

Health in Homa Bay County

Health Facilities: 164 – District Hospitals (4), Sub-District Hospitals (7), Dispensaries (88), Health Centres (38), Medical Clinics (14), VCT Centres (7), Other (1)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:150,000 (Rachuonyo), 1:85,000 (Suba), 1:38,707 (Homa Bay)

Infant Mortality Rates: 87/1000 (Rachuonyo), 110/1000 (Suba), 137/1000 (Homa Bay)

Contact Homa Bay County

Office of the Governor, Homabay County
P.O. Box 469-40300, Homabay, Kenya

Tel: +254-715 147403
Tel: +254-722 539627
Tel: +254-722 783431
Tel: +254-722 842553

Email:

Awiti.cyprian@homabay-county.net
Governorsoffice@homabay-county.net
Info@homabay-county.net

Website: homabay-county.net

 
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