Makueni County

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Makueni County
County
Coat of arms of Makueni County
Coat of arms
Motto: Haven of Opportunities
Location of Makueni County (Green)
Location of Makueni County (Green)
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4th 2013
Capital Wote
Government
 • Governor Kivutha Kibwana
Area
 • Total 8,008.9 km2 (3,092.3 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 884,527 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website makueni.go.ke

Makueni County (formerly Makueni District) is a county in the former Eastern Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Wote. The county has a population of 884,527 (2009 census) and an area of 8,008.9 km².

Administration[edit]

Sub-Counties[edit]

The county has nine sub-counties:

  • Makueni
  • Kilungu
  • Mukaa
  • Kibwezi
  • Kathonzweni
  • Makindu
  • Mbooni East
  • Mbooni West
  • Nzaui

Constituencies[edit]

Since 2010, county has six constituencies:

Other Divisions[edit]

Local authorities (councils)
Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Wote Town 56,419 5,542
Mtito Andei Town 24,435 4,304
Makueni County 690,691 18,689
Total - 771,545 28,535
* 1999 census. Source: [1]
Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Kaiti 46,107 501 Kilala
Kalawa 14,039 0 Kalawa
Kasikeu 35,719 1,848 Kasikeu
Kathonzweni 65,738 0 Kathonzweni
Kibwezi 80,236 4,695 Kibwezi
Kilome 46,204 0 Mukaa
Kilungu 67,741 0 Mukaa
Kisau 50,510 1,905
Makindu 50,299 2,482 Makindu
Matiliku 38,867 0 Matiliku
Mbitini 48,729 3,266 Emali
Mbooni 55,984 1,786 Mbooni
Mtito Andei 66,663 3,966 Mtito Andei
Tulimani 32,717 0
Wote 40,353 4,708 Wote
Total 771,545 25,157 -
* 1999 census. Sources: [2], [3],

South Eastern Kenya Region[edit]

Urbanisation[edit]

Urbanisation in South Eastern Kenya
County
Urbanisation in South Eastern Kenya (Percent)
Machakos County
52
Kitui County
13.8
Makueni County
11.8
 Kenya Average
32.3

Urbanisation by County in South Eastern Kenya

Source: OpenDataKenya

Wealth/Poverty Level[edit]

Wealth/Poverty Level in South Eastern Kenya
County
Poverty Level in South Eastern Kenya (Percent)
Machakos County
59.6
Kitui County
63.1
Makueni County
64.1
 Kenya Average
45.9

Poverty level by County

Source: OpenDataKenya Worldbank

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 1°48′S 37°37′E / 1.800°S 37.617°E / -1.800; 37.617