Location in Kenya
|Formed||4 March 2013|
|• Governor||Joseph Ndathi|
|• Total||1,205.4 km2 (465.4 sq mi)|
|• Total||528,054 |
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Kirinyaga County is a county in the former Central Province of Kenya. Its capital is Kerugoya/Kutus and its largest town is Wanguru. In 2009, the county had a population of 528,054 and an area of 1,205.4 km².
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In 2007, Kirinyaga District was divided into four new districts:
- Kirinyaga Central with its administrative centre at Kerugoya
- Kirinyaga East with its administrative centre at Kianyaga
- Kirinyaga South with its administrative centre at Wanguru
- Kirinyaga West with its administrative centre at Baricho.
Since April 2013, the County Government of Kirinyaga administers all of Kirinyaga County. Formerly, The County Council of Kirinyaga administered all of Kirinyaga County, except the area that was administered by the Municipal Council of Kerugoya /Kutus and the Town council of Sagana-Kagio.
Kirinyaga District is divided as follows:
|Local authorities (councils)|
|* 1999 census. Source: |
|* 1999 census. Sources: , ,|
The county has four constituencies:
Central Kenya Region
Urbanisation in Central Kenya (Percent)
Urbanisation by County in Central Kenya
Poverty Level in Central Kenya (Percent)
Poverty level by County
- "County Council of Kirinyaga Website". Retrieved 16 August 2012.