Makueni County

Makueni County is located in the southern part of Eastern province and borders four counties with Kitui to the east, Taita Taveta to the south, Kajiado to the west and Machakos to the north.

Area (Km 2): 8008.8 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from minimum of between 12 0C to a maximum of 28 0C. Rainfall ranges from 150mm to 650 mm per annum typical of ASALs in Kenya.

Population of Makueni County

Population:884,527 (Male – 49 %, Female – 51 %)

Population Density: 110.4 people per Km 2

 National Percentage: 2.29 %

 Annual Growth Rate: 2.8 % (2009)

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (43.7 %), 15-64 years (51.1 %), 65+ years (5.2%)

Number of Households: 186,478

Government of Makueni County

County Capital: Wote (proposed)

 Number of Constituencies (2010): 5 (Kaiti, Kibwezi, Kilome, Makueni and Mbooni)

 Registered Voters: 303,014

 National percentage: 2.40 %

 Number of Districts (2009): 7 (Makueni, Mukaa, Mbooni East, Mbooni West, Kilungu, Nzaui, Kibwezi, Kathonzweni)

 Number of Local Authorities (2010): 3 (Town Council of Wote, Town Council of Mtito Andei and County Council of Makueni)

 Economy of Makueni County

Poverty Level: Urban (34 %), Rural (67 %) of population live below poverty line.

 Age Dependency Ratio: 100:109

 Resources: Forests, wildlife, minerals, building sand, water (rivers), pasture and land.

Tourist Attractions: Kyulu Hills, History of AIC Church in Nzaui District, Irrigation in Kibwezi.

Financial Services: 3 Commercial bank branches, 4 Micro-Finance Institutions, 1 Village Bank.

 Main Economic Activities/industries: Subsistence agriculture, beekeeping, small-scale trade, dairy farming and limited coffee growing, Eco-tourism, Commercial Businesses

 Agricultural products: Fruits – Mangoes, pawpaws, water melons; maize, cow peas, beans, pigeon peas and lentils, livestock keeping, dairy farming.

Education in Makueni County

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (901), Secondary (253),

 Primary: Total Enrolment (293,803)

 Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 39.7 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Total Enrolment (19,857)

 Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 19.5 (Public Schools)

 Tertiary: Polytechnics and Colleges (38)

 Adult Literacy Classes: Total Enrolment (231)

Health in Makueni County

 Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:119,879

 Infant Mortality Rates: 46/1000 Live births

 Under Five Mortality Rates: 84/1000

 Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory Infections, HIV/Aids.

 
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