County

Machakos
Location: Located in the former Eastern Province
Population: 1,098,584
Governor Candidates: 9
Senator Candidates: 3
Women Reps: 1
County Reps: 0
LOCATION

Location: Located in Eastern, it borders Embu, Muranga and Kiambu Counties to the North, Nairobi and Kajiado Counties to the West, Makueni County to the South and Kitui County to the East.

Area (Km 2): 6,208 Km 2

Machakos County

POPULATION

Population: 1,098,584

Population Density: 177 people per Km 2

Government

County Capital: Machakos

Number of Constituencies: 6 (Kangundo, Kathiani, Machakos Town, Masinga, Mwala, Yatta)

Voting History:
1992:        KANU (Mwala & Kangundo - DP)
1997:        SDP
2002:        NARC
2007:        ODM-K
Voter Turnout:
Highest:    74% (1997 Elections)
Lowest:        54% (2002 Elections)

Economics

Poverty Level: 59.6 %

Resources: Arable Land

Main Economic Activities/industries: Trade, Agriculture, Commercial Businesses

Agricultural products: Maize, Sorghum, Millet

CRA Allocation:  3,414,393,908

Education

Number of Institutions: Primary (850), Secondary (154)

Primary: Enrolment (192,243)

Secondary: Enrolment (31,577) 

Health

Health Facilities: 110

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:27,000

Potential

For some of the reasons that have helped Kiambu prosper in the past, Machakos County, Nairobi’s eastern neighbour, is home to important industrial and residential centres like Athi River and Mlolongo.

Sadly, the developments do not extend to most parts of the huge county, but that is about to change when a planned technology city development is finalised.

Down the road from the junction town of Makutano ya Chumvi will be what is being billed as the continent’s first techie city. Built to the book, it will become the world’s third IT magnet after Silicon Valley in California, USA, and Bangalore in eastern India.

This project will attract talent from all over the world through a range of incentives, and it is planned to have state-of-the-art shopping facilities as well as a university.

What all this will do in the end is create a modern economic centre with a cosmopolitan outlook whose impact on the country, Africa and the world is massive. Machakos will obviously become the biggest beneficiary as the home county.

Already, the benefits are being felt around the site in Konza, where land prices have reached a record high.

  • Is home to Konza which is going to be the next ICT hub in Kenya
Challenges
  • Water is not readily available

Candidates

  • Wavinya Ndeti
    Wavinya Ndeti.
  • Boniface Kabaka.
  • Eng. Ndundu
    Titus Ndundu.
  • Peter Mutulu.
  • Eng. Titus Ndundu
    Eng. Titus Ndundu.
  • Alfred Mutua
    Alfred Mutua.
  • Jimmy Mumina
    Jimmy Mumina.
  • Nzioka Kibua.
  • Mutua Katuku
    John Mutua Katuku.
  • Wavinya Ndeti
    Wavinya Ndeti.
  • Boniface Kabaka.
  • Eng. Ndundu
    Titus Ndundu.
  • Peter Mutulu.
  • Eng. Titus Ndundu
    Eng. Titus Ndundu.
  • Alfred Mutua
    Alfred Mutua.
  • Jimmy Mumina
    Jimmy Mumina.
  • Nzioka Kibua.
  • Mutua Katuku
    John Mutua Katuku.

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