Makueni County

Makueni County
Flag of Makueni County
Flag
Coat of arms of Makueni County
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Haven of Opportunities
Location of Makueni County in Kenya
Location of Makueni County in Kenya
Coordinates: 1°48′S 37°37′E / 1.800°S 37.617°E / -1.800; 37.617Coordinates: 1°48′S 37°37′E / 1.800°S 37.617°E / -1.800; 37.617
Country Kenya
FormedMarch 4, 2013
Other townsMakindu, Emali, Sultan Hamud
Government
 • GovernorProfessor Kivutha Kibwana
Area
 • Total8,008.9 km2 (3,092.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total987,653
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Websitemakueni.go.ke

Position and SizeEdit

Makueni County (formerly Makueni District) is a county in the former Eastern Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Wote. The county has a population of 987,653 (2019 census). The county lies between Latitude 1o 35 ́ and 32 00 ́ South and Longitude 37o10 ́ and 38o 30 ́ east. It borders Machakos to the North, Kitui to the East, Taita Taveta to the South and Kajiado to the West and covers an area of 8,008.9 km2.[2]

Physical and Topical FeaturesEdit

The county has a number of prominent features in including volcanic Chyullu hills which lie along the South West border of the county Mbooni hills in Mbooni sub county and Kilungu and Iuani hills in Kaiti sub county, Makongo forest and scenic view, Makuli forest and Nzaui hill.[2]

Climatic ConditionsEdit

The county experience semi-arid climatic conditions with an average temperature range between 15C – 26C and Annual rainfall ranges between 250mm to 400mm per annum on the lower regions of the county and the higher region receives rainfall ranging from 800mm to 900mm.[3]

DemographicsEdit

The county has a total population of 459,785 of which 243,548 are males, 216,219 females and 18 intersex persons. There are 77,495 household with an average household size of 5.8 persons per household and a population density 6 people per square kilometre.[4]

Administrative and Political UnitsEdit

Administrative UnitsEdit

There are 6 sub counties, 16 divisions, 63 locations and 127 sub-locations.[5]

Sub-CountiesEdit

  • Makueni
  • Kaiti
  • Kilome
  • Kibwezi East
  • Kibwezi West
  • Mbooni

Political UnitsEdit

It has 6 constituencies and 30 county assembly wards and 60 sub-wards.[6]

  • Makueni constituency
  • Mbooni constituency
  • Kibwezi East constituency
  • Kibwezi West constituency
  • Kaiti constituency
  • Kilome constituency

Political LeadershipEdit

Kivutha Kibwana is the Governor and serving his last in office after being elected in 2013 and 2017 general elections.[7][8] He is also the chairman of legal and human rights committee under council of governors.[9] His deputy is Adelina Ndeto Mwau. Mutula Kilonzo Jnr is the Senator and has been senator since 2013.[10][11] Rose Museo Mumo is the first elected women representative and was re-elected in 2017 general elections.[12][13]

For Makueni County, the County Executive Committee comprises:-[14]

County Executive Committee
Number
The Governor 1
The Deputy Governor 1
The County Secretary 1
The CEC Members 10
Total 13

Members of Parliament in Makueni County 2017-2022Edit

  1. Hon. Jessica Nduku Kiko[15] of Wiper democratic Movement Kenya Member of Parliament Mbalu Kibwezi East.[16]
  2. Hon.Patrick Musimba[17] as Independent Candidate Member of Parliament Kibwezi West Constituency.[18]
  3. Hon.Daniel Kitonga Maanzo[19] of Wiper democratic Movement Kenya Member of Parliament Makueni Constituency.[20]
  4. Hon.Kimilu, Joshua Kivinda[21] of Wiper democratic Movement Kenya Member of Parliament Kaiti Constituency.[22]
  5. Hon.Nzambia, Thuddeus Kithua[23] of Wiper democratic Movement Kenya Member of Parliament Kilome Constituency.[23]
  6. Hon.Michael Manthi Kisoi[24] of Wiper democratic Movement KenyaMember of Parliament Mbooni Constituency.[25]

EducationEdit

There are 78 ECD centres 997 primary schools and 375 secondary schools. The county has also 3 teachers training colleges, 37 Youth Polytechnics, 231 adult training institutions, 2 technical training institutions, 3 university campuses.[26]

HealthEdit

There is a total of 156 health facilities, 726 hospital beds and 1261 cots in the county. County has 815 health personnel of different cadre.[27]

HIV prevalence rate is 5.1% in 2017.[28]

Transport and CommunicationEdit

There is one air strip and 8 railway lines with total coverage of 140 km. The county is covered by 7670 Km of road network. of this 6,776 km is covered by earth surface, 706 km is murram surface and 188 km of surface is covered by Bitumen.[29][30]

There are twenty post office with 4,850 installed letter boxes, 3,302 rented letter boxes, 1,548 vacant letter boxes and 31 licences stamp vendors.[31]

Trade and CommerceEdit

There are 420 trading centres, 17,390 registered businesses, 153 banking services(including agents& insurance, 882 mobile service providers and 382 agro-vets, chemists& pharmacies.[32]

Universities and colleges in Makueni CountyEdit

  • South Eastern Kenya university (SEKU)wote campus - The campus is located at Soi Plaza building, 2nd floor, above Equity Bank in Wote Town, the headquarters of Makueni County, and about 140 km from Kitui main campus. The campus began its operations in March, 2012. Currently, the campus has a student population of 315 who are taking classes in different regular, part-time and institutional-based programmes.
  • Wote Technical Training Institute
  • Kenya Medical Training College KMTC Makueni Campus.

ConstituenciesEdit

Since 2010, county has six constituencies:

Other DivisionsEdit

Local authorities (councils)
Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Wote Town 56,419 5,542
Mtito Andei Town 24,435 4,304
Makueni County 690,691 18,689
Total - 771,545 28,535
* 1999 census. Source:[33]
Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Kaiti 46,107 501 Kilala
Kalawa 14,039 0 Kalawa
Kasikeu 35,719 1,848 Kasikeu
Kathonzweni 65,738 0 Kathonzweni
Kibwezi 80,236 4,695 Kibwezi
Kilome 46,204 0 Mukaa
Kilungu 67,741 0 Mukaa
Kisau 50,510 1,905
Makindu 50,299 2,482 Makindu
Matiliku 38,867 0 Matiliku
Mbitini 48,729 3,266 Emali
Mbooni 55,984 1,786 Mbooni
Mtito Andei 66,663 3,966 Mtito Andei
Ilima 32,717 0
Wote 40,353 4,708 Wote
Total 771,545 25,157 -
* 1999 census. Sources:,,[34][35]

South Eastern Kenya RegionEdit

UrbanisationEdit

Urbanisation in South Eastern Kenya
County
Urbanisation in South Eastern Kenya (Percent)
Machakos County
52
Kitui County
13.8
Makueni County
11.8
  Kenya Average
32.3

Urbanisation by County in South Eastern Kenya

Source: OpenDataKenya

Wealth/Poverty LevelEdit

Wealth/Poverty Level in South Eastern Kenya
County
Poverty Level in South Eastern Kenya (Percent)
Machakos County
59.6
Kitui County
63.1
Makueni County
64.1
  Kenya Average
45.9

Poverty level by County

Source: OpenDataKenya Worldbank

Villages and settlementsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.scribd.com/doc/36672705/Kenya-Census-2009
  2. ^ a b Makueni County Integrated Development Plan CIDP 2018-2022. Makueni County. 2018. p. 6.
  3. ^ envitech. "County Integrated Development Plans". Kenya Property Developers Association. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  4. ^ Munene, Evans (4 November 2019). "2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Results". Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government". Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "Governors & Deputy Governors". cog.go.ke. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Governor". Government of Makueni County. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  9. ^ "H.E Prof. Kivutha Kibwana,Chairman of Legal and Human Rights Committee, Council of Governors, Remarks during the County Administrators' meeting at the Bomas of Kenya". www.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. ^ "Mutula Kilonzo Jnr". Mzalendo. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Women Representatives | KEWOPA KENYA". Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Rose Museo Mumo". Mzalendo. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  14. ^ "179. County executive committees - Kenya Law Reform Commission (KLRC)". www.klrc.go.ke. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  15. ^ "Jessica Nduku Kiko Mbalu". Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  16. ^ "Hon. Mbalu, Jessica Nduku Kiko | The Kenyan Parliament Website". www.parliament.go.ke. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  17. ^ "Patrick Mweu Musimba". Mzalendo. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  18. ^ "Hon. Musimba, Patrick Mweu | The Kenyan Parliament Website". www.parliament.go.ke. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  19. ^ "Daniel Kitonga Maanzo". Mzalendo. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  20. ^ "Hon. Maanzo, Daniel Kitonga | The Kenyan Parliament Website". www.parliament.go.ke. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  21. ^ "Joshua Kivinda Kimilu". Mzalendo. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  22. ^ "Hon. Kimilu, Joshua Kivinda | The Kenyan Parliament Website". www.parliament.go.ke. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  23. ^ a b "Thaddeus Kithua Nzambia". Mzalendo. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  24. ^ "Michael Manthi Kisoi". Mzalendo. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  25. ^ "Hon. Nzioka, Erastus Kivasu | The Kenyan Parliament Website". www.parliament.go.ke. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  26. ^ "Education, Sports & ICT". Government of Makueni County. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  27. ^ "Health Services". Government of Makueni County. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  28. ^ "Kenya HIV Estimates Report 2018" (PDF). National AIDS Control Council. 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  29. ^ "Kenya Rural Roads Authority". www.kerra.go.ke. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  30. ^ "Home". kura.go.ke. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  31. ^ "Makueni County Statistical Abstract 2015". Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  32. ^ "Trade, Industry, Marketing, Tourism & Co-operative Development". Government of Makueni County. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  33. ^ http://treasury.go.ke/cbs.go.ke/pdf/authority.pdf[permanent dead link]
  34. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 June 2007. Retrieved 23 March 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  35. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 September 2006. Retrieved 27 November 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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