County

Kisii
Location: Located to the South East of Lake Victoria
Population: 1,152,282
Governor Candidates: 10
Senator Candidates: 5
Women Reps: 10
County Reps: 0
LOCATION

Location: Located to the south east of Lake Victoria and is bordered by six counties with Narok to the south, Migori to the west, Homa Bay to the north west, Kisumu to the north, Bomet to the south east and Nyamira to the east.

Area (Km 2): 1,317.4 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Has two rainfall seasons; Short (September - November) and Long (February - June), of over 1,500mm per annum with temperatures ranging from 16°C to 27°C.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface 73 Km, Gravel & Earth Surface 409 Km - (Kisii Central District)

Kisii County

POPULATION

Population: 1,152,282 (Male - 48 %, Female - 52%)

Population Density: 874.7 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 2.9 %

Annual Growth Rate: 2.75% (2009)

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (45%), 15-64 years (51.6 %), 65+ years (3.4%)

Number of households: 245,029

Government

County Capital: Kisii Town (proposed)

Number of constituencies (2010): 7 (Bobasi, Bonchari, Bomachoge, Kitutu Chache, Nyaribari Chache, Nyaribari Masaba, and South Mugirango)

Registered Voters: 364,892

Voting History:

1992:        KANU
1997:        KANU (South Mugurango, Bomachoge – DP)
2002:        FORD PEOPLE
2007:        PNU (Bonchari, Bobasi, Kitutu Chache - ODM)

Voter Turnout:

Highest:    67% (1997 Elections)
Lowest:     54% (1992 Elections)

National Percentage: 2.9 %

Number of Local Authorities (2010): 11 (Town Councils of Keroka, Suneka, Masimba, Ogembo, Nyamarambe, Nyamache and Tabaka. County Councils of Kisii, Gusii, Gucha and Municipal Councils of Kisii).

Economics

Poverty Level: 51% of population live below poverty line

Age Dependency Ratio: 100:94

Resources: Soapstone, Arable land

Financial Services: More than 8 commercial banks, over 6 micro-finance institutions

Main Economic Activities/Industries: Subsistence agriculture, vegetable farming, small-scale trade, dairy farming, tea and coffee growing, commercial businesses and soapstone carvings.

Agricultural products: Tea, coffee, bananas, tomatoes, vegetables, dairy products, maize, sugarcane.

CRA Allocation:  3,581,287,040

Education

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (1,101), Secondary (363)

Primary: Total Enrollment (273,111)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 41 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Total Enrollment (60,098)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:27.7 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: Over 70 (Colleges, Universities and Polytechnics)

Adult Literacy Classes: Total Enrollment (Over 1,600)

Health

Health Facilities: District Hospitals (4), Sub-District Hospitals (9), Dispensaries (80), Health Centres (23), Medical Clinics (12), Nursing Homes (2), Others (6)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:34,992

Infant Mortality Rates: 90/1000 (Kisii District)

Under Five Mortality Rates: 109/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, HIV/Alds

Notable Hospitals: Gucha and Kisii District Hospitals and Tabaka Mission Hospital.

Potential
  • Bananas are largely grown in the area

  • Fibre optic cable have been laid in Kisii which will open up the area’s ICT business

  • Soapstone is mined in the area and brings the county substantial income

Challenges
  • Vigilantes like the Sungusungu hail from Kisii

  • Education standards have recently dropped dramatically

  • Topped the recently released bribery index

  • Harassment by local council officers

Candidates

  • Zedekiah Oguta.
  • Zepedioh Obure.
  • Richard Onyonka
    Richard Onyonka.
  • James Omingo Magara
    James Omingo Magara.
  • Abel Kenyoru
    Abel Kenyoru.
  • David Monda.
  • Sam Ongeri
    Sam Ongeri.
  • John Obure.
  • Noah Onyonka.
  • Hezron Manduku.
  • Zedekiah Oguta.
  • Zepedioh Obure.
  • Richard Onyonka
    Richard Onyonka.
  • James Omingo Magara
    James Omingo Magara.
  • Abel Kenyoru
    Abel Kenyoru.
  • David Monda.
  • Sam Ongeri
    Sam Ongeri.
  • John Obure.
  • Noah Onyonka.
  • Hezron Manduku.

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