Homa Bay County
Homa Bay County
|Founded||4 March 2013|
|• Governor||Cyprian Awiti|
|• Total||3,154.7 km2 (1,218.0 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
Homa Bay County is a county in the former Nyanza Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Homa Bay. The county has a population of 1,131,950 (2019 census) and an area of 3,154.7 km2. Lake Victoria is a major source of livelihood for Homa Bay County.
Homa Bay county has a total population of 1,131,950 persons, of which 539,560 are males, 592,367 females and 23 intersex persons. It has 262, 036 house holds with an average of 4.3 people per household. The county has a population density of 359 people per square kilometre.
Administrative and political units
The county has eight electoral constituencies:
- Homa Bay Town Constituency
- Kabondo Kasipul Constituency
- Karachuonyo Constituency
- Kasipul Constituency
- Mbita Constituency
- Ndhiwa Constituency
- Rangwe Constituency
- Suba Constituency
Cyprian Otieno Awiti is the governor and serving his last term in office after being elected in 2013 and 2017 general elections and currently deputised by Hamiliton Onyango Orata. Moses Otieno Kajwang’ is the senator and was elected in 2015 in a by election due to the death of brother Gerald Otieno Kajwang. He won also his in 2017 elections. Gladys Atieno Nyasuna Wanga is second women representative to hold office after being elected in 2017.
There are a total of 206 health facilities across the county of which 144 are public and 62 are private.
The county has 1451 ECD centres of which are 991 public and 460 private. There are 1089 primary schools, 312 secondary schools, 50 youth polytechnic, 2 technical training institutions, 2 university colleges.
|Technical Training Institutions||2||2|
Transport and communication
The county is covered by road network of 3225 km of which i1840 is covered by earth surface, 1240 km is gravel and 184 km is covered by bitumen. There are 13 postal services with 3,300 installed letter boxes, 1,605 rented letter boxes 1,695 vacant letter boxes.
Trade and commerce
The county grows a variety agricultural crops based on the ecological zones found the county. Coffee, sugarcane, maize, beans, tobacco, dairy and fish farming in Rakuonyo subcounty, maize, millet, pineapples, sorghum, sunflower and tomatoes are grown in Gwasi Hills of Suba, millet, green grams, tobacco, sugarcane, pineapples, sisal are grown in Ndhiwa, Homa Bay town and Rangwe. Cotton was grown in Rachuonyo and central Mbita before the collapse of the cotton industry. Efforts are, however, underway to revive cotton farming across the county. Some of the animals kept in the county include cattle dairy, cattle beef, sheep, hair goats, dairy goats, meat pigs, rabbit and poultry.
Services and urbanisation
Source: USAid Kenya
Villages and settlements
VILLAGES INCLUDE: KAUMA; KANYIPIR; KA'KDHIMU; KA'KWAJWOK; KANJIRA; KANYALUO.
- Andiwo's Village
- Migori County
- Kisii County
- Nyamira County
- Kericho County
- Kisumu County
- Siaya County
- Lake Victoria
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