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Geographical

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.

Population

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%.

Capital

Its capital and largest town is Migori town.

Climate

It enjoys two seasons of rain and temperatures between 210c and 350C.

Road Networks

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.

Financial Services

Several commercial banks and Micro-Finance Institutions provide people with financial services.   

Health

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.

Tourist Attractions

The major attraction is Thimlich Ohinga ruins.

Economy

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.

Political Leadership

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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