Kisii County
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Kisii County

Kisii County
Location in Kenya
Location in Kenya
Country Kenya
Formed4 March 2013
CapitalKisii
Government
 o GovernorJames Ongwae
Area
 o Total1,317.9 km2 (508.8 sq mi)
Population
(2019)
 o Total1,266,860 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Websitewww.kisii.go.ke

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.[2] It borders Nyamira County to the North East, Narok County to the South and Homabay and Migori Counties to the West.[3] The county covers an area of 1,317.5 km.[4] The county is inhabited mostly by the Gusii people.

Demographics

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.[5]

Distribution of Population by Sex and Sub-County
Sub-County Male Female Intersex Total
Etago 40,137 43,647 3 83,787
Gucha 39,631 44,108 1 83,740
Gucha South 40,022 43,598 3 83,623
Kenyenya 62,859 68,878 3 131,740
Kisii Central 81,330 85,573 3 166,906
Kisii South 64,514 70,615 5 135,134
Kitutu Central 74,608 79,561 6 154,175
Marani 50,598 56,864 2 107,464
Masaba South. 58,143 64,248 5 122,396
Nyam ache 62,113 68,782 3 130,898
Sam eta. 31,829 35,164 4 66,997
Total 605,784 661,038 38 1,266,860

Source [5]

Climatic Conditions

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.[4]

Administrative and Political Units

Administrative Units

There are nine sub counties, forty five county assembly wards, one hundred and three locations and two hundred and thirty seven sub-locations.[6]

Political Units

The county has nine electoral constituencies:

Source [7]

Political Leadership

James Elvis Omariba Ongwae is the governor and serving his last term in office after being elected in 2013 and 2017.[8] He deputy is Joash Maangi Gongera.[9] Prof. Samson Ongeri is the senator and joined office in 2017 after winning against the first senator of the county Chris Obure.[10][11]Janet Ongera is the women representative and second to hold office Mary Keraa-Otara being the first elected women representative.[12][13]

For Kisii County, the County Executive Committee comprises:-

County Executive Committee
Number
The Governor 1
The Deputy Governor 1
The County Secretary 1
The CEC Members 10
Total 13

Source[14]

Education

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.[15]

Education Institutions in County
Category Public Private Total Enrolment
ECD Centres 701 378 1079 124,991
Primary schools 705 376 1081 321,082
Secondary schools 350 21 371 114,166
Youth Polytechnics 49 0 49 3,882
Technical, Vocational Education and Training 63 0 63
University 1 0 1
University Campuses 3 0 1
Adult Education Centres 158 9,502

Source [16]

Health

There are a total of 168 health facilities in the county with one county referral hospital. County has 462 health personnel of different cadre.[17]

Health Facilities by Ownership
Government *FBO Private NGO TOTAL
Hospitals 15 3 7 25
Health centres 21 6 1 28
Dispensaries 81 7 2 1 91
Clinics 3 1 19 1 24

*FBO - Faith Based Organizations

Source [18][17]

Transport and Communication

The county is covered by 1,131.8 km of road network. of this 669.2 km is covered by earth surface, 292.6 km is murram surface and 170 km is covered by bitumen.[19][20]

Trade and Commerce

There are 102 trading centres, 16,199 registered businesses, 12,110 licensed retail traders, 49 supermarkets, 365 licensed wholesale traders.[21]

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ "Kenya Census 2009 | PDF | Census | Waste Management". Scribd.
  2. ^ "2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Volume I: Population by County and Sub-County". Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ Kisii County Integrated Development Plan CIDP 2018-2022. Kisii County Government. 2018. p. 1.
  4. ^ a b Onyatta, Ben. "Features of Kisii County". www.kisii.go.ke. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ a b 2019 Kenya Population and House Census: Volume 1- Population by County and Sub-county. Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. 2019. pp. 17, 19, 20, 30, 39, 48. ISBN 9789966102096.
  6. ^ interior_admin. "Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government". interior.go.ke. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ "The Report of the Interim Independent Boundaries Review Commission (IIBRC): Delimitation of Constituencies and Recommendations on Local Authority Electoral Units and Administrative Boundaries for Districts and Other Units" (PDF). IEBC. 2010. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ "Governors & Deputy Governors". cog.go.ke. Retrieved 2020.
  9. ^ Onyatta, Ben. "Deputy Governor". www.kisii.go.ke. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ "Members of the Senate | The Kenyan Parliament Website". www.parliament.go.ke. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ "Sam Ongeri". Mzalendo. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ "Women Representatives | KEWOPA KENYA". Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ "Janet Ongera". Mzalendo. Retrieved 2020.
  14. ^ "179. County executive committees - Kenya Law Reform Commission (KLRC)". www.klrc.go.ke. Retrieved 2020.
  15. ^ "CoG Reports". www.cog.go.ke. Retrieved 2020.
  16. ^ Kisii County Integrated Development Plan CIDP 2018-2022. Kisii County Government. 2018. pp. 26, 27.
  17. ^ a b County Statistical Abstract Kisii County 2015. Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. 2015. p. 40.
  18. ^ Onyatta, Ben. "Health Services". www.kisii.go.ke. Retrieved 2020.
  19. ^ "Kenya Rural Roads Authority". www.kerra.go.ke. Retrieved 2020.
  20. ^ "Kenya Urban Roads Authority". kura.go.ke. Retrieved 2020.
  21. ^ Kisii County Statistical Abstract 2015. Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. 2015. p. 40.

Coordinates: 0°40?00?S 34°45?00?E / 0.666667°S 34.75°E / -0.666667; 34.75


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