Nyando District

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Nyando district is a fairly new district in Kenya which broke away from Kisumu District in Nyanza Province in 1998. Nyando district borders the Rift Valley Province. The district is named after the Nyando River.

Its capital is in a small town called Awasi, located 30 kilometres east of the provincial capital Kisumu (in Kisumu District). Other towns and villages in the district include Muhoroni, Chemelil, Ahero, Miwani, Koru, Kibigori, and Fort Ternan.

Local authorities (councils)
Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Muhoroni Town 31,148 13,664
Ahero Town 61,556 7,891
Nyando County 207,226 10,055
Total - 299,930 31,610
* 1999 census. Source: [1]
Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Lower Nyakach 49,247 1,967
Miwani 58,029 0 Miwani
Muhoroni 63,450 19,790 Muhoroni
Nyando (Awasi) 64,511 7,554 Awasi
Upper Nyakach 64,693 4563
Total 299,930 29,586 -
* 1999 census. Sources: [2], [3],

The district has three electoral constituencies:

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Coordinates: 0°17′S 35°07′E / 0.283°S 35.117°E / -0.283; 35.117