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Nyamira County

Nyamira County is located in the former Nyanza Province, it borders the following counties; Bomet to the East, Narok to the South, Kisii to the West, Homa Bay to the North, and Kericho to the North East.

 Area (Km 2): 899.3 Km 2

 Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a mean annual minimum of 10.1 °C to a mean maximum of 28.7 °C, with rainfall amounts of between 600mm and 2,300mm per annum

 Road Network: Bitumen Surface (104.1 Km), Gravel Surface (641.4 Km), Earth Surface (343.4 Km)

 Key National Monument(s): None

 Population of Nyamira County

Population: 598,252 (Male – 48 %, Female – 52 %)

Population Density: 665 people per Km 2

 National Percentage: 1.55 %

 Annual Growth Rate: 2.4 %

 Age Distribution: 0-14 years (44.1 %), 15-64 years (52.4 %), 65+ years (3.5 %)

 Number of Households: 131,039

 Government of Nyamira County

County Capital: Nyamira Town (Proposed)

 Number of Constituencies (2010): 3 (Kitutu Masaba, West Mugirango, North Mugirango)

 Registered Voters: 200,112

 National percentage: 1.59 %

 Number of Districts (2009): 3 (Nyamira, Manga, Borabu)

 Number of Local Authorities (2010): 4 (Nyamira County Council, Town Councils of Nyamira, Nyansiongo and Keroka)

Economy of Nyamira County

Poverty Level: 46.6 %

 Age Dependency Ratio: 100:91

Resources: Livestock, Arable Land, Pasture, Water

Tourist Attractions: Manga Ridge, Keera and Kiomachingi Falls, Hills

 Financial Services: 5 Commercial Banks, 6 Micro-Finance Institutions

Main Economic Activities/industries: Tea, Coffee, Pyrethrum, Dairy Farming, Banana Plantations

 Agricultural products: Maize, Beans, Sorghum, Finger Millet, Dairy Products

 Education in Nyamira County

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (567), Secondary (168)

 Primary: Enrolment (145,012)

 Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:39 (Public Schools)

 Secondary: Enrolment (37,070)

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

 Tertiary: 1 University College, 1 Medical Training College, 1 Teachers Training College, 36 Youth Polytechnics, and Several Commercial Colleges

 Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment (Over 1,800)

 Health in Nyamira County

Health Facilities: 98 – District Hospitals (2), Sub-District Hospitals (4), Dispensaries (47), Health Centres (26), Medical Clinics (16), Nursing Homes (3), Maternity Homes (-), Other (-)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1: 65,000

Infant Mortality Rates: 80/1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 111/1000

 Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Urinary Tract Infections, Skin Diseases

Notable Hospitals: Nyamira and Manga Districts Hospitals

Contact Nyamira County

The Governor
County Government of Nyamira
P.O Box 434-40500, Nyamira
TEL. 058-6144288.|
EMAIL: [email protected]

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