County

Homa Bay
Location: Located in Nyanza
Population: 958,791
Governor Candidates: 9
Senator Candidates: 5
Women Reps: 4
County Reps: 1
LOCATION

Location: Located in Nyanza, it borders Migori County to the South, Kisii and Nyamira County to the South-East, Kericho County to the East, Kisumu County to the North and Lake Victoria to the North and North-West.

Area (Km 2): 2,586 Km 2

Homabay County

POPULATION

Population: 958,791

Population Density: 371 people per Km 2

Government

County Capital: Homa Bay

Number of Constituencies: 2 (Ndhiwa and Rangwe)

Voting History:

1992:        FORD KENYA
1997:        NDP
2002:        NARC
2007:        ODM

Voter Turnout:

Highest:    92% (2007 Elections)
Lowest:        55% (2002 Elections)

Economics

Poverty Level: 44.1 %

Resources: Arable Land, Water 

Main Economic Activities/industries: Agriculture, Fishing

 CRA Allocation:  2,995,467,222

Education

Number of Institutions:

  • Primary (315)
  • Secondary (32)
Health

Health Facilities: 36; Hospitals (1), Dispensaries (15), Health Centres (20)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:44,00

Potential
  • Great potential in the agriculture sector
  • The fishing industry has great potential

Challenges
  • Healthcare challenges that include no access to ARVs for

  • The youth have not received IDs

  • Has one of the highest aged dependency ratios

  • Social issues such as female land property rights affect

Candidates

  • Opiata Ogada
    Opiata Ogada.
  • Akeyo Omollo.
  • Martin Otieno Ogindo
    Martin Otieno Ogindo.
  • Tom Ogada
    Tom Ogada.
  • Phillip Okundi
    Phillip Okundi.
  • Sam Wakiasa.
  • Kenneth Odero.
  • Washington Agutu
    Washington Agutu.
  • Mark Matuga
    Mark Matunga.
  • Opiata Ogada
    Opiata Ogada.
  • Akeyo Omollo.
  • Martin Otieno Ogindo
    Martin Otieno Ogindo.
  • Tom Ogada
    Tom Ogada.
  • Phillip Okundi
    Phillip Okundi.
  • Sam Wakiasa.
  • Kenneth Odero.
  • Washington Agutu
    Washington Agutu.
  • Mark Matuga
    Mark Matunga.

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