Kilifi County

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Kilifi County
An African pied wagtail in Kilifi, Kenya
Flag of Kilifi County
Flag
Coat of arms of Kilifi County
Coat of arms
Location in Kenya
Location in Kenya
CountryKenya
FormedMarch 4, 2013
CapitalKilifi
Government
 • GovernorAmason Kingi
Area
 • Total12,245.9 km2 (4,728.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total1,453,787
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Websitekilifi.go.ke

Kilifi County is a county of Kenya. It was formed in 2010 as a result of a merger of Kilifi District and Malindi District. Its capital is Kilifi and its largest town is Malindi. The county has a population of 1,453,787. It covers an area of 12,245.90 km2 (4,728.17 sq mi).[1][2]

The county is located north and northeast of Mombasa. Kilifi has fewer tourists than Mombasa County, but there are some tourists beaches in Kikambala, Watamu, Malindi and Kilifi.

Tourism[edit]

Tourism and fishing in Kilifi are major economic activities due to its proximity to the Indian Ocean. The county has some of the best beaches and popular resorts and hotels.[3] Other attractions include historical sites such as the Mnarani ruins that date back to between the fourteenth and seventeenth century.[4]

Trade and Commerce[edit]

The county has a strong industrial sector with the Mabati Rolling Mill and the Athi River Cement Factory contributing heavily to the region's economy both in employment provision and income generation.[5]

Agriculture[edit]

Opportunities exist in agriculture, particularly dairy and crop farming thanks to fertile soils and a good weather pattern. The Kilifi County Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries is Mwalimu Menza. The county had a successful cashew nut milling industry and opportunities exist in its revival.[6]

Demographic[edit]

Kilifi county has a total population of 1,453,787 of which 704,089 are males,749,673 females and 25 intersex persons. There are 298,472 household with an average household size of 4.4 persons per household and a population density 116 people per square kilometre.[7]

Distribution of Population by Sex and Sub-County
Sub-County Male Female Intersex Total
Chonyi 29,527 32,807 1 62,335
Ganze 66,921 76,981 4 143,906
Kaloleni 92,614 101,063 5 193,682
Kaum a 10,965 11,673 5 22,638
Kilifi North 86,986 91,836 178,824
Kilifi South 101,852 104,897 2 206,753
Magarini 93,302 98,308 4 191,610
Malindi 163,351 169,866 333,226
Rabai 58,571 62,242 9 120,813
Total 704,089 749,673 25 1,453,787

Source [8]


Historical population
YearPop.±%
1979 430,986—    
1989 591,903+37.3%
1999 825,855+39.5%
2009 1,109,735+34.4%
2019 1,453,787+31.0%
source:[9]

Administrative and Political Units[edit]

Administrative Units[edit]

There are seven sub counties, thirty five county assembly wards and fifty two locations.[10]

Constituencies[edit]

The county has seven constituencies:[11]

Constituency Popln 2009 Census Area No of wards Wards
Kilifi North Constituency 207,587 405 7 Tezo, Sokoni, Kibarani, Dabaso, Matsangoni, Watamu, Mnarani
Kilifi South Constituency 171,607 401 5 Junju, Mwarakaya, Shimo la Tewa, Chasimba, Mtepeni
Kaloleni Constituency 139,302 651 4 Mariakani, Kayafungo, Kaloleni, Mwana Mwinga
Rabai Constituency 113,622 241 4 Mwawesa, Ruruma, Kambe-Ribe, Rabai/Kisurutuni
Ganze Constituency 137,664 2,942 4 Ganze, Bamba, Jaribuni, Sokoke
Malindi Constituency 162,712 627 5 Jilore, Kakuyuni, Ganda, Malindi Town, Shella
Magarini Constituency 177,241 6,979 6 Maarafa, Magarini, Gongoni, Adu, Garashi, Sabaki
1,109,735 12,245.90 35

Bahari Constituency which was formed 1988 was disbanded in 2013 by creation of two new constituencies, Kilifi North Constituency and Kilifi South Constituency

Political Leadership[edit]

Amason Jeffa Kingi is the Governor and serving his last term after being elected twice 2013, 2017 and his deputised by Gideon Edmund Saburi.[12][13]Stewart Mwachiru Shadrack Madzayo is the senator since 2013.[14][15] Gertrude Mbeyu Mwanyanje is the women representative and came into office in 2017.[16] First women representative Aisha Jumwa decided to for member of parliament in 201.[17]

For Kilif County, the County Executive Committee comprises:-

County Executive Committee
Number
The Governor 1
The Deputy Governor 1
The County Secretary 1
The CEC Members 10
Total 13

Source [18]

Education[edit]

There are 1071 ECD centres 757 primary schools and 178 secondary schools, 13 Youth Polytechnics, 280 adult education centres.[19]

Education Institutions in Kilifi County 2014
Category Public Private Total Enrolment
ECD Centres 602 469 1071 104,362
Primary schools 526 231 757 310,007
Secondary schools 132 46 178 47,010
Youth Polytechnics 13 0 13
Adult Education Centres 280 0 280

Source [20]

Health[edit]

There are a total of 235 health facilities in the county with one county referral hospital.[21]

Health Facilities by Ownership
Government *FBO Private NGO TOTAL
Hospitals 5 2 10 17
Health centres 13 1 3 17
Dispensaries 70 11 2 4 87
Clinics 1 109 4 113

Source [22]

Transport and Communication[edit]

The county is covered by 3,678.6 Km of road network. of this 2,230.9 km is covered by earth surface, 1,091.5 km is murram surface and 356.2 km is covered by bitumen.[21]

There are 7 Post Offices with 6,800 installed letter boxes, 6,120 rented letter boxes and 680 vacant letter boxes.[23]

Image gallery[edit]

Villages and settlements[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government, Kilifi County. "Position and Size". Kilifi County Government. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  2. ^ "2019 Kenya Population and House Census: Distribution of by Administrative Units. Volume 2" (PDF). Africa Check. 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  3. ^ Government, Kilifi County. "Welcome to Kilifi". Kilifi County Government. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  4. ^ Kilifi County Archived 20 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ MRM (4 May 2020). "MABATI ROLLING MILLS (MRM) DONATES FOOD STUFFS TO FAMILIES IN KILIFI COUNTY". MABATI ROLLING MILLS LIMITED. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  6. ^ Government, Kilifi County. "AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK & FISHERIES". Kilifi County Government. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  7. ^ Munene, Evans (4 November 2019). "2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Results". Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  8. ^ 2019 Kenya Population and House Census: Volume 1 - Population by County and Sub-county. Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. 2019. pp. 17, 19, 20, 22, 31, 40. ISBN 9789966102096.
  9. ^ KENYA: Administrative Division population statistics
  10. ^ "The Report of the Interim Independent Boundaries Review Commission (IIBRC): Delimitation of Constituencies and Recommendations on Local Authority Electoral Units and Administrative Boundaries for Districts and Other Units" (PDF). IEBC. 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  11. ^ Kilifi County
  12. ^ "Governors & Deputy Governors". cog.go.ke. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Amason Kingi". Mzalendo. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  14. ^ "Members of the Senate | The Kenyan Parliament Website". www.parliament.go.ke. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  15. ^ "Stewart Mwachiru Shadrack Madzayo". Mzalendo. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  16. ^ "Gertrude Mbeyu Mwanyanje". Mzalendo. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  17. ^ "Women Representatives | KEWOPA KENYA". Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  18. ^ "179. County executive committees - Kenya Law Reform Commission (KLRC)". www.klrc.go.ke. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  19. ^ "Ministry of Education". www.education.go.ke. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  20. ^ "Publications". Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  21. ^ a b "Kilifi County Statistical Abstract 2015". Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  22. ^ Government, Kilifi County. "Health Services Kilifi County". Kilifi County Government. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  23. ^ County Statistical Abstract Kilifi County 2015. Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. 2015. p. 38.

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Coordinates: 3°40′00″S 39°45′00″E / 3.66667°S 39.75°E / -3.66667; 39.75