Nyamira County
Location in Kenya
Location in Kenya
Country Kenya
FormedMarch 4, 2013
CapitalNyamira
Government
 • GovernorAmos Nyaribo
 • Deputy GovernorJames Gesami
Area
 • Total912.5 km2 (352.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total605,576 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Websitewww.nyamira.go.ke

Nyamira County is a county in the former Nyanza Province of Kenya. It was formerly known as Nyamira district separate from Gucha and Kisii districts which were merged in 2013 to form Kisii County. The main cash crops grown are bananas and tea. The county has a population of 605,576 [2] (2019 census). Its capital and largest town is Nyamira, with an urban population of around 41,668 (2009 census)[3]

Nyamira County borders Kisii County to the East, Bomet and Kericho counties to the West, Homa Bay County to the North.

Physical and topical features

County lies between 1,250 and 2,100 m (4,100 and 6,890 ft) above the sea level. Permanent rivers include Sondu, Eaka, Kijauri, Kemera, Charachani, Gucha (Kuja), Bisembe, Mogonga, Chirichiro, Ramacha and Egesagane and all of them drain water to lake victoria.[4]

Climatic conditions

The county has a temperature range between 10 and 28.7 °C (50.0 and 83.7 °F). Annual rainfall ranges between 1,200 and 2,100 mm (47 and 83 in).  long start December to June in and short rain seasons from June and July to November.[5]

Demographics

The county has a population of 605,576 of which 290,907 are male, 314,656 are female, and 13 who are intersex. There are 150,669 households spawning an average size of 4.0 persons per household and a population density 675 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,750/sq mi)[6]

Administrative and political units

Administrative units

There are 5 sub counties, 4 electoral constituencies, 14 divisions, 46 locations and 114 sub-locations.[7]

Sub counties

Electoral constituencies

It has four constituencies and 20 county assembly wards,

Source [8]

Political leadership

John Obiero Nyangarama was the Governor serving his last term in office after being elected twice 2013, 2017 and his deputy Amos Kimwomi Nyaribo is the current governor .[9] Mogeni Erick Okong’o is the current Senator and the first senator in 2013 to 2017 was Kennedy Mong'are Okong'o.[10][11] Jerusha Mongina Momanyi is the women representative and was elected in 2017 after winning against the Alice Chae[12] who was the first women representative for the county.[13][14]

For Nyamira 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 [15]

Health

There is a total of 532 health facilities in the county with one county referral hospital. County has 610 health personnel of different cadre.[16][17]

HIV prevalence is at 6.4% below the national 5.3% (Kenya HIV Estimates 2015).[18]

Transport and communication

The county is covered by 388 km of road network. of this 388 km is covered by earth surface, 208 km is murram surface.[19][20]

There are five post offices and 15 sub post offices, 800 installed letter boxes, 700 rented letter boxes and 100 vacant letter boxes.[21][22]

Trade and commerce

There are 49 trading centres, 2049 registered businesses, 1641 licensed retail traders and 42 supermarkets.[23]

County subdivisions

Local authorities (councils)
Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Nyamira Town 65,633 9,971
Nyansiongo Town 35,413 3,692
Nyamira county County 397,056 0
Total - 498,102 13,663
* 1999 census. Source: [1]
Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Borabu 58,079 3,241 Nyansiongo
Ekerenyo 133,967 0
Manga 75,996 0 Manga
Nyamira 133,920 9,559 Nyamira
Rigoma 96,140 3,395
Total 498,102 16,195 -
* 1999 census. Sources: [2], [3],

See also

References

  1. ^ "Kenya Census 2009 | PDF | Census | Waste Management".
  2. ^ "Kenya Census 2009 | PDF | Census | Waste Management".
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 February 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Nyamira County Integrated Development Plan CIDP 2018-2022 Kericho County. Nyamira County. 2018. p. 23.
  5. ^ Nyamira County Integrated Development Plan CIDP 2018-2022. Nyamira County. 2018. p. 24.
  6. ^ Munene, Evans (4 November 2019). "2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Results". Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government". Ministry of Interior. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  8. ^ "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). IIBRC. 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Governors & Deputy Governors". cog.go.ke. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Members of the Senate | The Kenyan Parliament Website". www.parliament.go.ke. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Erick Okongo Mogeni". Mzalendo. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Alice Nyanchoka Chae". Mzalendo. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Women Representatives KEWOPA KENYA". Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  14. ^ "Jerusha Mongina Momanyi". Mzalendo. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  15. ^ "179. County executive committees - Kenya Law Reform Commission (KLRC)". www.klrc.go.ke. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  16. ^ "Health Services - Nyamira County". www.nyamira.go.ke. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  17. ^ "CoG Reports - Nyamira County". www.cog.go.ke. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  18. ^ "Kenya HIV Estimates Report 2015" (PDF). National AIDS Control Council. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  19. ^ "Kenya Rural Roads Authority". www.kerra.go.ke. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  20. ^ "Kenya Urban Roads Authority". kura.go.ke. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  21. ^ "Nyamira County - About us". www.nyamira.go.ke. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  22. ^ "Tranpsort and Pubics works - Nyamira County". www.nyamira.go.ke. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  23. ^ "Publications". Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 30 May 2020.

Coordinates: 0°45′S 35°00′E / 0.750°S 35.000°E / -0.750; 35.000