County

Makueni
Location: Located In the southern part of Eastern province
Population: 884,527
Governor Candidates: 10
Senator Candidates: 6
Women Reps: 1
County Reps: 0
LOCATION

Location: Located In the southern part of Eastern province and borders four counties with Kitui to the east, Taita Taveta to the south, Kajiado to the west and Machakos to the north.

Area (Km 2): 8008.8 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from minimum of between 12°C to a maximum of 28°C. Rainfall ranges from 150mm to 650 mm per annum typical of ASALs in Kenya.

Makueni County

POPULATION

Population: 884,527 (Male - 49 %, Female - 51 %)

Population Density: 110.4 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 2.29 %

Annual Growth Rate: 2.8 % (2009)

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (43.7 %), 15-64 years (51.1 %), 65+ years (5.2%)

Number of Households: 186,478

Government

County Capital: Wote (proposed)

Number of Constituencies (2010): 5 (Kaiti, Kibwezi, Kilome, Makueni and Mbooni)

Registered Voters: 303,014

Voting History:
1992:        KANU
1997:        SDP
2002:        NARC
2007:        ODM-K
Voter Turnout:
Highest:    71% (2007 Elections)
Lowest:     55% (2002 Elections)

National percentage: 2.40 %

Number of Districts (2009): 7 (Makueni, Mukaa, Mbooni East, Mbooni West, Kilungu, Nzaui, Kibwezi, Kathonzweni)

Number of Local Authorities (2010): 3 (Town Council of Wote, Town Council of Mtito Andei and County Councll of Makueni)

Economics

Poverty Level: Urban (34 %), Rural (67 %) of population live below poverty line.

Age Dependency Ratio: 100:109

Resources: Forests, wildlife, minerals, building sand, water (rivers), pasture and land.

Tourist Attractions: Kyulu Hills, History of AIC Church In Nzaui District, Irrigation in Kibwezi.

Financial Services: 3 Commercial bank branches, 4 Micro-Finance Institutions, 1 Village Bank

Main Economic Activities/Industries: Subsistence agriculture, beekeeping, small-scale trade, dairy farming and limited coffee growing, Eco-tourism, Commercial Businesses

Agricultural products: Fruits - Mangoes, pawpaws, water melons; maize, cow peas, beans, pigeon peas and lentils, livestock keeping, dairy farming.

CRA Allocation:  2,749,105,759

Education

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (901), Secondary (253)

Primary: Total Enrolment (293,803)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:39.7 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Total Enrolment (19,857) Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:19.5 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: Polytechnics and Colleges (38)

Adult Literacy Classes: Total Enrolment (231)

Health

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:119,879

Infant Mortality Rates: 46/1000 Live births

Under Five Mortality Rates: 84/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory Infections, HIV/Aids.

Potential
  • It is at the forefront of mango production

  • Home to the longest lava tube in the world (in Chyulu Hills National Park)

Challenges
  • Lack of enough water conservation and resources to develop the tourism industry
  • Lack of resources to develop the tourism industry

Candidates

  • Mr. Syumwenzwa.
  • Philip Kaloki
    Philip Kaloki.
  • Brian Mutie
    Brian Mutie.
  • Jones Mutwii
    Jones Mutwii.
  • Lloyd Masika.
  • Tom Luusa.
  • Kivutha Kibwana.
  • Peter Kavoo Kilonzo
    Peter Kavoo Kilonzo.
  • Agnes Ndetei
    Agnes Ndetei.
  • Peter Maundu.
  • Mr. Syumwenzwa.
  • Philip Kaloki
    Philip Kaloki.
  • Brian Mutie
    Brian Mutie.
  • Jones Mutwii
    Jones Mutwii.
  • Lloyd Masika.
  • Tom Luusa.
  • Kivutha Kibwana.
  • Peter Kavoo Kilonzo
    Peter Kavoo Kilonzo.
  • Agnes Ndetei
    Agnes Ndetei.
  • Peter Maundu.

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