County

Bungoma
Location: Located In Western Kenya
Population: 1,375,063 - Male 48 %, Female 52 %
Governor Candidates: 10
Senator Candidates: 4
Women Reps: 8
County Reps: 0
LOCATION

Located: Located in Western Kenya along the border with Uganda, and borders Busia, Kakamega and Trans Nzoia Counties

Area (Km 2): 3,032.2 Km 2

Climate/weather: Temperatures range from minimum of between 15 - 20 °C to a maximum of between 22 - 30 °C. It has two rainy seasons with average rainfall from 1200mm to 1800mm per annum.

Road Network:

Bitumen Surface   131.5 Km

Gravel Surface     359.2 Km

Earth Surface       299.1 Km

(Excludes Kimilili, Mt. Elgon and Sirisia)

Bungoma County

POPULATION

Population: 1,375,063 - Male 48 %, Female 52 %

Population Density: 453.5 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 3.6 %

Growth Rate: 4.3%

Age Distribution: 0-14 years 45.9 %, 15-64 years 51 4 %, over 65 years 2.3%

Economics

Poverty Level: 53 % of population live below poverty line

Age dependency Ratio: 93.8

Resources: Natural (Mt. Elgon, Hills, Forests, Rivers Nzoia and Malakisi among others, Hot Springs), Historlcal sites - Chetambe Fort Ruins

Tourist Attractions: Mt. Elgon National Park, Mt. Elgon Forest Reserve, and the Chepkitale Forest, Nabuyole and Malakisi Falls, Sang’alo, Musikoma, and Kabuchai Hills, caves at Kitum, Mackingeny, Ngwarisha, Chepnyali, and Kiptoro

Financial Services: 13 Commercial banks, 16 Micro-Finance Institutions

Main Economic Activities/ Industries: Webuye Pan Paper Mills, Nzoia Sugar Factory, BAT Malakisi and Mastermind, commercial businesses, Sugarcane Farming, Livestock Farming

Agricultural products: Sugar, Coffee, Maize, milk, Tobacco, Bananas, Sweet Potatoes

CRA Allocation:  5,068,935,206

Education

Number of institutions (2007): Primary (804), Secondary (207), Tertiary (40)

Primary: Total enrollment (400,407)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 50 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Total Enrolment (41,310)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 29 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: Masinde Muliro University, Kibabii TTC Sang’alo Institute, Kisiwa Institute, Moi University Satellite Campus

Potential
  • Potential to be the leading producer of paper and tobacco

  • Very populous therefore provides a large labour force

  • Very deep cultural heritage with the traditional music and extensive rites of passage

Challenges
  • Waste management in the county is a challenge

  • A collapse of several factories such as Pan Paper and tobacco factories

  • Legal disputes surrounding Mumias Sugar has drastically reduced sugar cane production

Candidates

  • Jack Tumwa.
  • Ruddof Masika.
  • Musikari Kombo
    Musikari Kombo.
  • Eugene Wamalwa
    Eugene Wamalwa.
  • Christopher Khaemba
    Christopher Khaemba.
  • Wafula Muliaro
    Wafula Muliaro.
  • Maurice Makhanu
    Maurice Makhanu.
  • Alfred Khang'ati
    Alfred Khang’ati.
  • Kenneth Lusaka
    Kenneth Lusaka.
  • Wabwoba Walinywa
    Wabwoba Mukhamule Walinywa.
  • Jack Tumwa.
  • Ruddof Masika.
  • Musikari Kombo
    Musikari Kombo.
  • Eugene Wamalwa
    Eugene Wamalwa.
  • Christopher Khaemba
    Christopher Khaemba.
  • Wafula Muliaro
    Wafula Muliaro.
  • Maurice Makhanu
    Maurice Makhanu.
  • Alfred Khang'ati
    Alfred Khang’ati.
  • Kenneth Lusaka
    Kenneth Lusaka.
  • Wabwoba Walinywa
    Wabwoba Mukhamule Walinywa.

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