Bondo Municipality, Siaya County, Kenya

Bondo is a Municipality in Siaya County of Kenya. It has traditionally been a fishing town and its entire economy rotates around the fish from Lake Victoria. It the largest and most populous town of the county. Located 64 kilometers West of Kisumu, Bondo was established in the early 1920s as a market centre. In the 1990s, it became the headquarters of Bondo district which was carved out of the larger Siaya District.

The municipality has developed and expanded over the years and is currently a busy and vibrant economic and educational hub with not only a university, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, but other tertiary institutions such as Kenya Medical Training College, Bondo Teachers Training College and Bondo Technical Training Institute. It has a population of 22,712[1] (2019 census).

Financial institutions which have offices and branches in the town include Cooperative Bank, Kenya Commercial Bank, Equity Holdings and Post Bank. They are all located along the town's main road.[2]

Bondo Municipal council has five wards: Ajigo, Bar Kowino East, Bar Kowino West, Bondo Town and Nyawita. All of them are part of Bondo Constituency.[3]


  1. ^ "BONDO in Siaya (Nyanza)". Retrieved 25 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Bondo towers over other Siaya towns". Retrieved 25 September 2022.
  3. ^ Electoral Commission of Kenya: Registration centres by electoral area and constituency Archived 2008-06-25 at the Wayback Machine

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Bondo is a luo name of African Milk Tree (Euphorbia trigona). the places named Bondo are as a result if the dominance of the African milk tree in those areas.