Kisii County

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Kisii County
Location in Kenya
Location in Kenya
Country Kenya
Formed4 March 2013
CapitalKisii
Sub-counties
Government
 • GovernorSimba Arati
Area
 • Total1,317.9 km2 (508.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total1,266,860 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Websitewww.kisii.go.ke

Kisii County is a county in the former Nyanza Province in southwestern Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Kisii. The county has a population of 1,266,860 people.[2] It borders Nyamira County to the North East, Narok County to the South, and Homabay and Migori Counties to the West.[3] The county covers an area of 1,317.5 km.[4]

People[edit]

The county is inhabited mostly by the Gusii people.

Demographics[edit]

There is total population of 1,266,860 of which 605,784 are males, 661,038 females and 38 intersex persons. There are 308,054 household with an average household size of 4.1 persons per household and a population density 958 people per square kilometre.[5]

Distribution of population by sex and sub-county[5]
Sub-County Male Female Intersex Total
Etago 40,137 43,647 3 83,787
Gucha 39,631 44,108 1 83,740
Gucha South 40,022 43,598 3 83,623
Kenyenya 62,859 68,878 3 131,740
Kisii Central 81,330 85,573 3 166,906
Kisii South 64,514 70,615 5 135,134
Kitutu Central 74,608 79,561 6 154,175
Marani 50,598 56,864 2 107,464
Masaba South 58,143 64,248 5 122,396
Nyamache 62,113 68,782 3 130,898
Sameta. 31,829 35,164 4 66,997
Total 605,784 661,038 38 1,266,860

Climatic conditions[edit]

Kisii receives an average rainfall of 1500 millimeters, with long rains falling in March and June. Maximum temperature range between 21 °C – 30 °C (69.8 °F - 86 °F) and minimum temperatures range between 15 °C – 20 °C (59 °F - 68 °F).[4]

Administrative and political units[edit]

County leadership[edit]

Simba Arati is the current governor after clinching the seat with 270,928 votes in the 2022 election.[6] Robert Monda serves as his deputy, Richard Onyoka as the county senator, and Donya Toto as the county Woman Representative at the National Assembly.[7]

James Ongwae was the first governor after being elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2017 for a second and final term.[8] He was deputized by Joash Maangi Gongera.[9] Prof. Samson Ongeri is the senator and joined office in 2017 after flooring the first senator of the county Chris Obure.[10][11]Janet Ongera is the woman representative and second to hold office, Mary Keraa-Otara being the first elected women representative.[12][13]

For Kisii 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[14]

Administrative units[edit]

There are nine constituencies, eleven sub-counties, forty five county assembly wards, one hundred and three locations and two hundred and thirty seven sub-locations.[15]

Political units[edit]

The county has nine electoral constituencies:[16] The county has eleven sub-counties. They are derived from the same constituency boundaries but two constituencies, Bobasi and South Mugirango, have two sub-counties each. The sub-counties work directly with county government.[17]

Education[edit]

There are 1079 ECD centres 1081 primary schools and 371 secondary schools. The county has also 1 teachers training colleges, 49 Youth Polytechnics, 63 Technical, vocational education and training (VET) 158 adult training, 1 University and 3 university campuses.[18]

Education Institutions in County
Category Public Private Total Enrolment
ECD Centres 701 378 1079 124,991
Primary schools 705 376 1081 321,082
Secondary schools 350 21 371 114,166
Youth Polytechnics 49 0 49 3,882
Technical, Vocational Education and Training 63 0 63
University 1 0 1
University Campuses 3 0 1
Adult Education Centres 158 9,502

Source [19]

Health[edit]

There are a total of 168 health facilities in the county with one county referral hospital. County has 462 health personnel of different cadre.[20]

Health Facilities by Ownership
Government *FBO Private NGO TOTAL
Hospitals 15 3 7 25
Health centres 21 6 1 28
Dispensaries 81 7 2 1 91
Clinics 3 1 19 1 24

*FBO – Faith Based Organizations

Source [21][20]

Transport and communication[edit]

The county is covered by 1,131.8 km of road network. of this 669.2 km is covered by earth surface, 292.6 km is murram surface and 170 km is covered by bitumen.[22][23]

Trade and commerce[edit]

There are 102 trading centres, 16,199 registered businesses, 12,110 licensed retail traders, 49 supermarkets, 365 licensed wholesale traders.[24]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenya Census 2009 | PDF | Census | Waste Management". Scribd.
  2. ^ "2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Volume I: Population by County and Sub-County". Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  3. ^ Kisii County Integrated Development Plan CIDP 2018–2022. Kisii County Government. 2018. p. 1.
  4. ^ a b Onyatta, Ben. "Features of Kisii County". www.kisii.go.ke. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  5. ^ a b 2019 Kenya Population and House Census: Volume 1- Population by County and Sub-county. Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. 2019. pp. 17, 19, 20, 30, 39, 48. ISBN 9789966102096.
  6. ^ "Simba Arati wins Kisii governor seat". People's Daily. 13 August 2022. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  7. ^ Obebo, Magati (12 August 2022). "Simba Arati topples old guards to clinch Kisii governor seat". The Star. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  8. ^ "Governors & Deputy Governors". cog.go.ke. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  9. ^ Onyatta, Ben. "Deputy Governor". www.kisii.go.ke. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Members of the Senate | The Kenyan Parliament Website". www.parliament.go.ke. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Sam Ongeri". Mzalendo. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Women Representatives | KEWOPA KENYA". Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Janet Ongera". Mzalendo. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  14. ^ "179. County executive committees – Kenya Law Reform Commission (KLRC)". www.klrc.go.ke. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  15. ^ interior_admin. "Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government". interior.go.ke. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  16. ^ "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.
  17. ^ "List of all Kisii Counties 11 sub counties, 9 constituencies, 45 wards, locations and population". Retrieved 9 October 2022.
  18. ^ "CoG Reports". www.cog.go.ke. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  19. ^ Kisii County Integrated Development Plan CIDP 2018–2022. Kisii County Government. 2018. pp. 26, 27.
  20. ^ a b County Statistical Abstract Kisii County 2015. Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. 2015. p. 40.
  21. ^ Onyatta, Ben. "Health Services". www.kisii.go.ke. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  22. ^ "Kenya Rural Roads Authority". www.kerra.go.ke. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  23. ^ "Kenya Urban Roads Authority". kura.go.ke. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  24. ^ Kisii County Statistical Abstract 2015. Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. 2015. p. 40.

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