Busia County

Away from town, the county economy is heavily reliant on fishing and agriculture, with cassava, millet, sweet potatoes, beans, and maize being the principal cash crops.

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It borders Kakamega County to the east, Bungoma County to the north, Lake Victoria and Siaya County to the south and Busia District, Uganda to the west.

Economy

The main economic activity is trade with neighbouring Uganda, with Busia town - the county headquarters and largest town - being a cross-border centre. Away from town, the county economy is heavily reliant on fishing and agriculture, with cassava, millet, sweet potatoes, beans, and maize being the principal cash crops.

The People of Busia

Though most residents of Busia County are ethnically Luhya, there is also a substantial population of Luo and Iteso residents.

The county has a total population of 743,946 (2009 census).

Administration

Sub-Counties

Electoral constituencies

Busia County has seven electoral constituencies:

  • Nambale Constituency
  • Butula Constituency
  • Funyula Constituency
  • Budalangi Constituency
  • Matayos Constituency
  • Teso North Constituency
  • Teso South Constituency

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