County

Nyamira
Location: Located in the former Nyanza province
Population: 598,252
Governor Candidates: 10
Senator Candidates: 10
Women Reps: 10
County Reps: 0
LOCATION

Location: Located in the former Nyanza province, it borders the following counties; Bomet to the East, Narok to the South, Kisii to the West, Homa Bay to the North, and Kericho to the North East. 

Area (Km 2): 899.3 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a mean annual minimum of 10.1°C to a mean maximum of 28.7°C, with rainfall amounts of between 600mm and 2,300mm per annum

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (104.1 Km), Gravel Surface (641.4 Km), Earth Surface (343.4 Km)

Nyamira County 

POPULATION

Population: 598,252 (Male - 48 %, Female - 52 %)

Population Density: 665 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 1.55 %

Annual Growth Rate: 2.4 %

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (44.1 %), 15-64 years (52.4 %), 65+ years (3.5 %)

Number of Households: 131,039

Government

County Capital: Nyamira Town (Proposed)

Number of Constituencies (2010): 3 (Kitutu Masaba, West Mugirango, North Mugirango)

Registered Voters: 200,112

Voting History:

1992:        KANU (Kitutu Masaba – FORD KENYA)
1997:        KANU
2002:        FORD PEOPLE
2007:        PNU

Voter Turnout:

Highest:    67% (1997 Elections)
Lowest:     59% (1992 Elections)

National percentage: 1.59 %

Number of Districts (2009): 3 (Nyamira, Manga, Borabu)

Number of Local Authorities (2010): 4 (Nyamira County Council, Town Councils of Nyamira, Nyansiongo and Keroka)

Economics

Poverty Level: 46.6 %

Age Dependency Ratio: 100:91

Resources: Livestock, Arable Land, Pasture, Water

Tourist Attractions: Manga Ridge, Keera and Kiomachingi Falls, Hills

Financial Services: 5 Commercial Banks, 6 Micro-Finance Institutions

Main Economic Activities/Industries: Tea, Coffee, Pyrethrum, Dairy Farming, Banana Plantations

Agricultural products: Maize, Beans, Sorghum, Finger Millet, Dairy Products

CRA Allocation:  1,859,364,404

Education

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (567), Secondary (168)

Primary: Enrollment (145,012)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:39 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrollment (37,070)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:34 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: 1 University College, 1 Medical Training College, 1 Teachers Training College, 36 Youth Polytechnics, and Several Commercial Colleges

Adult Literacy Classes: Enrollment (Over 1,800)

Health

Health Facilities: 98 - District Hospitals (2), Sub-District Hospitals (4), Dispensaries (47), Health Centres (26), Medical Clinics (16), Nursing Homes (3), Maternity Homes (-), Other (-)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:65,000

Infant Mortality Rates: 80/1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 111/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Urinary Tract Infections, Skin Diseases

Notable Hospitals: Nyamira and Manga Distncts Hospitals

Potential
  • This county has great potential in the agricultural sector
  • There is great potential in the railway transport sector

Challenges
  • The land is becoming increasingly overpopulated with no land left for further development.

Candidates

  • Job Nyasimi
    Job Nyasimi.
  • Governor 3
    Alvin Machoka.
  • Zedekiah Agata
    Zedekiah Agata.
  • Kennedy Osoro.
  • Evans James Misati
    Evans James Misati.
  • Makori Bikundo.
  • Mochama Onsongo.
  • George Nyaribo.
  • John Nyagarama.
  • David Onyancha
    David Onyancha.
  • Job Nyasimi
    Job Nyasimi.
  • Governor 3
    Alvin Machoka.
  • Zedekiah Agata
    Zedekiah Agata.
  • Kennedy Osoro.
  • Evans James Misati
    Evans James Misati.
  • Makori Bikundo.
  • Mochama Onsongo.
  • George Nyaribo.
  • John Nyagarama.
  • David Onyancha
    David Onyancha.

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