Migori County number 044 is located in Western Kenya and borders Homa Bay County to the North, Kisii County to the North East, Narok County to the East and South East, Tanzania to the South and South West and Lake Victoria to the West.
It covers an area of 2,597Km2.
According to the 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census the population was 917,170 with a population density of 353 people per Km2 and an annual growth rate of 2.38%. Age Distribution was 0-14 years 49%, 15-64 years 48% and over 65 years 3%.
Its capital and largest town is Migori town.
It enjoys two seasons of rain and temperatures between 210c and 350C.
The total length of all classified roads in the county is 910Km with bitumen surface covering 72Km, gravel Surface 324Km and earth surface 514Km.
Education and Literacy
As at 2007, the County had 788 Primary schools with an enrolment of 240,366 pupils and 144 Secondary schools with an enrolment of 17,554 pupils.
Tertiary institutions in the county are Moi Institute of Technology, Moi & Kenyatta Universities Satellite Campuses, Migori TTC and 10 Youth Polytechnics.
Several commercial banks and Micro-Finance Institutions provide people with financial services.
Migori County has 4 District Hospitals and 5 Sub-District Hospitals.
The most prevalent diseases in the county are Malaria, HIV/AIDs, Diarrhea, URTI (Urinary Tract Infections)
Notable Private Hospitals: Royal Hospital, Ombo Mission Hospital, Rakwaro Mission Hospital and Dr. Machage Memorial Hospital.
The major attraction is Thimlich Ohinga ruins.
The major economic activity is agriculture with crops grown including maize, millet, sugarcane, sorghum, groundnuts, cassava, sweet potatoes, beans, Sukuma wiki and sweet bananas.
Other economic activities include fishing, manufacturing and mining with potential for minerals such as zinc, copper, galena, gold, carbon dioxide.
With the adoption of the new constitution in 2010 which ushered in the devolved system of governance, the Governor is the Executive authority in the County together with his deputy, the Senator is to represent the County at the Senate and through the affirmation of women and youth rights, the Woman Representative is to represent the County’s women and youth issues at the National Assembly.
GOVERNOR : ZAKARIA OKOTH OBADO
DEPUTY GOVERNOR : MWITA MAHANGA
SENATOR : BEN OLUOCH OKELLO
WOMEN REPRESENTATIVE : PAMELA AWUOR OCHIENG
Migori County has eight (8) constituencies divided into 40 electoral wards. Nyatike and Kuria West Constituencies have the highest with 7 followed by Uriri and Kuria East with 5 and the rest; Rongo, Awendo, Suna East and Suna West have 4 each.
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