|Formed||4 March 2013|
|o Governor||James Ongwae|
|o Total||1,317.9 km2 (508.8 sq mi)|
|o Total||1,266,860 |
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
Kisii County is a county in the former Nyanza Province in southwestern Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Kisii. The county has a population of 1,266,860 people. It borders Nyamira County to the North East, Narok County to the South and Homabay and Migori Counties to the West. The county covers an area of 1,317.5 km. The county is inhabited mostly by the Gusii people.
There is total population of 1,266,860 of which 605,784 are males, 661,038 females and 38 intersex persons. There are 308,054 household with an average household size of 4.1 persons per household and a population density 958 people per square kilometre.
Kisii receives an average rainfall of 1500 millimeters, with long rains falling in March and June. Maximum temperature range between 21 °C - 30 °C and minimum temperatures range between 15 °C - 20 °C.
There are nine sub counties, forty five county assembly wards, one hundred and three locations and two hundred and thirty seven sub-locations.
The county has nine electoral constituencies:
James Elvis Omariba Ongwae is the governor and serving his last term in office after being elected in 2013 and 2017. He deputy is Joash Maangi Gongera. Prof. Samson Ongeri is the senator and joined office in 2017 after winning against the first senator of the county Chris Obure.Janet Ongera is the women representative and second to hold office Mary Keraa-Otara being the first elected women representative.
For Kisii County, the County Executive Committee comprises:-
|The Deputy Governor||1|
|The County Secretary||1|
|The CEC Members||10|
There are 1079 ECD centres 1081 primary schools and 371 secondary schools. The county has also 1 teachers training colleges, 49 Youth Polytechnics, 63 Technical, vocational education and training (VET) 158 adult training, 1 University and 3 university campuses.
|Technical, Vocational Education and Training||63||0||63|
|Adult Education Centres||158||9,502|
There are a total of 168 health facilities in the county with one county referral hospital. County has 462 health personnel of different cadre.
*FBO - Faith Based Organizations
There are 102 trading centres, 16,199 registered businesses, 12,110 licensed retail traders, 49 supermarkets, 365 licensed wholesale traders.