Nyeri County

Nyeri County is located in Central Kenya, it borders the following counties; Laikipia to the North, Meru to the North East, Kirinyaga to the East, Muranga to the South, and Nyandarua to the West.

 Area (Km 2): 3,337.1Km 2

 Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a mean annual minimum of 12°C to a mean maximum of 27°C, with rainfall amounts of between 550mm and 1,500mm per annum.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (297.3 Km), Gravel Surface (323.4 Km), Earth Surface (434.7 Km)

Key National Monument(s): Mt. Kenya, Mt. Kenya National Park, Aberdare National Park

 Population of Nyeri County

Population: 693,558 (Male – 49 %, Female – 51 %)

Population Density: 208 people per Km 2

 National Percentage: 1.8 %

 Annual Growth Rate: 0.8 %

 Age Distribution: 0-14 years (33.8 %), 15-64 years (59.7 %), 65+ years (6.5%)

 Number of Households: 201,703

Government of Nyeri County

County Capital: Nyeri Town (Proposed)

 Number of Constituencies (2010): 6 (Tetu, Kieni, Mathira, Othaya, Mukurweini and Nyeri Town)

 Registered Voters: 346,374

 National percentage: 2.7 %

 Number of Districts (2009): 6 (Kieni East, Kieni West, Mukurweini, Nyeri East, Central and Nyeri South)

 Number of Local Authorities (2010): 4 (Nyeri County Council, Othaya Town Council, and Municipal Councils of Nyeri and Karatina)

Economy of Nyeri County

 Poverty Level: 32.7 %

 Age Dependency Ratio: 100:68

Resources: Forest, Wildlife, Minerals (Stone, Sand, Kaolin), Livestock, Pasture, Water, Medicinal Plants

 Tourist Attractions: Mt. Kenya, Mt. Kenya National Park, Aberdare National Park

 Financial Services: 10 Commercial Banks, 3 Micro-Finance Institutions

 Main Economic Activities/industries: Tea, Coffee, Dairy Farming, Milk Processing Firms, Maize Millers

 Agricultural products: Maize, Beans, Peas, Potatoes, Vegetables, Dairy Products.

Education of Nyeri County

 Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (584), Secondary (194)

 Primary: Enrolment (145,906)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:35 (Public Schools)

 Secondary: Enrolment (47,524)

 Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:25 (Public Schools)

 Tertiary: 2 Universities, 3 Satellite Campuses, 2 Medical Training Colleges, 2 Teacher Training Colleges, Several Youth Polytechnics and more than 18 Commercial Colleges

 Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment (Over 6,500 – Central Province)

 Health in Nyeri County

 Health Facilities: 340 – Provincial General Hospital (1), District Hospital (1), Sub-District Hospitals (3), Dispensaries (109), Health Centres (13), Medical Clinics (182), Nursing Homes (3), Maternity Homes (2), Radiology Units (3), Dental Clinics (7), Eye Centre (1), Other (15)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:29.000

 Infant Mortality Rates: 27/1000

 Under Five Mortality Rates: 34/1000

 Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Urinary Tract Infections, Skin Diseases

 Notable Hospitals: Nyeri Provincial General Hospital and Karatina District Hospital

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