Nyamira County

The County has four (4) Constituencies and 20 wards


Situated in the Western highlands of Kenya, it covers an area of 894 km² with a projected total population of about 750,000 as at 2014 and a population density of 724 persons per square kilometer.

The population growth rate stands at 2.4% (Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, 2010). It borders the counties of Kericho to the East, Bomet to the South East, Kisii to the South, Homa Bay to the West and Kisumu to the North West.

The County is divided into 5 Sub-counties namely; Nyamira, Borabu, Masaba North, Nyamira North and Manga which are further sub divided into 20 wards.

Nyamira County lies in the Lake Victoria region, a region whose ten counties have come together to form the Lake Basin Economic Block born out of the understanding that strategic connections between counties with shared interests seated in a desire for mutual benefit can be an effective and intelligent means of increasing the possibility of creating notable development impact across several counties.

The Lake Region is one of the most densely populated regions of Kenya with over 10 million people which constitute about 25% of the population in Kenya.

These counties not only have similar ecological zones and natural resources, but also have analogous cultural histories that date back to historical migrations and trading routes.

Nyamira County is a county in the former Nyanza Province of Kenya. It was formerly part of Kisii County when Kisii County was a district, and is sometimes called North Kisii County.

The main cash crops grown are bananas and tea. The county has a population of 598,252 (2009 census). Its capital and largest town is Nyamira, with an urban population of around 41,668 (2009 census).

Administrative structure

Nyamira County is located in the former Nyanza Province, it borders the following counties; Bomet to the East, Narok to the South, Kisii to the West, Homa Bay to the North, and Kericho to the North East.

Nyamira County is led by Governor John Nyangarama, Senator Kennedy Okongo and women representative Alice Nyanchoka Chae .

Nyamira County Has Five Sub-Counties, Namely; Manga, Nyamira South, Nyamira North, Borabu and Masaba North.

The County has four (4) Constituencies and 20 wards as shown below.

Economy of Nyamira County

Agriculture is the main economic contributor to the county. Main cash crops are tea and pyrethrum. Others include sugarcane, bananas maize, dairy and livestock products.

Nyamira county experiences relatively good weather patterns with rainfall occurring regularly throughout the year. However opportunities exist for development of large-scale irrigation schemes.


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