Kitui County

Geography of Kitui County

Kitui County is located in Eastern Kenya, it borders the following counties; Tana River to the East and South East, Taita Taveta to the South, Makueni and Machakos to the West, Embu to the North West, and Tharaka and Meru to the North.

 Area (Km 2): 30,496.5 Km 2

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

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

 Key National Monument(s): Tsavo East National Park, Mwingi National Reserve

 Population  of Kitui County

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

Population Density: 33 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 2.6 %

 Annual Growth Rate: 2.2%

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

 Number of Households: 205,491

 Government of Kitui County

 County Capital: Kitui Town (proposed)

 Number of Constituencies (2010): 6 (Mwingi North, Mwingi South, Kitui West, Kitui Central, Mutito, Kitui South)

 Registered Voters: 321,800

 National percentage: 2.6 %

 Number of Districts (2010): 4 (Kitui, Mutomo, Mwingi, Kyuso)

 Number of Local Authorities (2010): 4 (Municipal Council of Kitui, County Council of Kitui, Town Council of Mwingi, and County Council of Mwingi)

 Economy of Kitui County

 Poverty Level: 63%

 Age Dependency Ratio: 100:108

Resources: Arable Land, Wildlife, Livestock, Forests, Minerals

 Tourist Attractions: Mwingi National Reserve, Tsavo East National Park

 Financial Services: 4 Commercial Banks, 8 Micro-Finance

 Main Economic Activities/industries: Livestock keeping, Tobacco, Cotton, Coffee, Mangoes, Commercial businesses

 Agricultural products: Livestock Products, Maize, Beans, Sorghum, Pigeon Peas, Cowpeas, Cassava, Millet

 Education in Kitui County

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

 Primary: Enrolment (328,528)

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

 Secondary: Enrolment (46,100)

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

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

Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment (Over 3,500)

 Health in Kitui County

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

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

Other Counties in Kenya
  • Baringo County
  • Bomet County
  • Bungoma County
  • Busia County
  • Elgeyo Marakwet County
  • Embu County
  • Garissa County
  • Homa Bay County
  • Isiolo County
  • Kajiado County
  • Kakamega County
  • Kericho County
  • Kiambu County
  • Kilifi County
  • Kirinyaga County
  • Kisii County
  • Kisumu County
  • Kitui County
  • Kwale County
  • Laikipia County
  • Lamu County
  • Machakos County
  • Makueni County
  • Mandera County
  • Meru County
  • Migori County
  • Marsabit County
  • Mombasa County
  • Muranga County
  • Nairobi County
  • Nakuru County
  • Nandi County
  • Narok County
  • Nyamira County
  • Nyandarua County
  • Nyeri County
  • Samburu County
  • Siaya County
  • Taita Taveta County
  • Tana River County
  • Tharaka Nithi County
  • Trans Nzoia County
  • Turkana County
  • Uasin Gishu County
  • Vihiga County
  • Wajir County
  • West Pokot County

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