Lwakhakha, Kenya

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Lwakhakha, Kenya
Lwakhakha, Kenya is located in Kenya
Lwakhakha, Kenya
Lwakhakha, Kenya
Location in Kenya
Coordinates: 00°47′24″N 34°22′48″E / 0.79000°N 34.38000°E / 0.79000; 34.38000
Country Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya
Province Rift Valley Province
District Trans-Nzoia District
Elevation 4,400 ft (1,340 m)

Lwakhakha, sometimes spelled Lwakaka, is a town in Kenya.


Lwakhaka, Kenya is located in Bungoma County, in Kenya's Western Province. Its location lies approximately 90 kilometres (56 mi), by road, southwest of Kitale, the location of the district headquarters.[1] Lwakhakha also lies approximately 275 kilometres (171 mi), by road, northwest of Nakuru, the largest city in the province.[2] This location is immediately east of Lwakhakha, Uganda, across the International border that divides the two towns. The coordinates of Lwakhakha, Kenya are:0° 47' 24.00"N, 34° 22' 48.00"E (Latitude:0.7900; Longitude:34.3800).


Lwakhakha, Kenya is a market town. Trans-border trade occurs, but much of it is informal and goes unrecorded. The town is connected to Kenya's national electricity grid. Arrangements are in the advanced stages to supply electricity to Lwakhakha, Uganda from Kenya, under the auspices of the East African Community.[3] The area around Lwakhakha, Kenya has, in the past, served as a base for rebels opposed to the Kenyan Government in Nairobi.[4]


As of July 2011, the population of Lwakhakha, Kenya is not publicly known.

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Coordinates: 00°47′24″N 34°22′48″E / 0.79000°N 34.38000°E / 0.79000; 34.38000