Governor: Moses Akaranga

General Information

Vihiga County whose headquarters is in Mbale is Located in the Western Region of Kenya. It boarders Nandi to the East, Kisumu County to the South, Siaya County to the West and KAKAMEGA County to the North. It is one of the four Counties in the former Western Province. Vihiga County has five Constituencies; Luanda, Emuhaya, Hamisi, Sabatia and Vihiga.

The County`s population stands at 612,000. With an annual population growth rate of 2.51%, the population is projected to be 688,778 by the year 2017. It has an annual fertility rate of 5.1% which explains the high population rise. However, the age distribution is given as 0-14 years (45%), 15-64 years (49%), 65 years and above (6%) with the youth representing 25% of the population.

Constituencies

Vihiga; Sabatia; Hamisi; Emuhaya; Luanda

Economy

    Natural resources
  • Forests
  • Rivers
  • Stone quarry
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hill of Vision
  • Economic Activities
  • Tea farming
  • Maize\nfarming
  • Dairy farming
  • Millet
  • Cassava

Health

    Health Facilities
  • District Hospital (1)
  • Sub-District Hospitals (None)
  • Dispensaries (30)
  • Health Centres (22)
  • Medical Clinics (19)
  • Nursing Homes (2)
  • Others (4)
  • Doctor to Population Ratio
  • 1
  • Infant Mortality Rates
  • 100/1,000
  • Under Five Mortality Rates
  • 120/1,000
  • Prevalent Diseases
  • Malaria
  • Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Notable Hospitals
  • Vihiga District Hospital
  • Emuhaya and Hamisi Health Centres

Education

    Number of Institutions (2007)
  • Primary (396)
  • Secondary (117)
  • Primary
  •  Enrollment (180,112)
  • Teacher to Pupil Ratio
  • 1
  • Secondary
  •  Enrollment (36,413)
  • Teacher to Pupil Ratio
  • 1
  • Tertiary
  • More than 10
  • Adult Literacy Classes
  • Not available

Moses Akaranga


Committees:
    Energy, Roads and Transport
  • Human Resources, Labour and Social Welfare
  • Agriculture and Land
  • Water, Mining and Natural Resources
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Urban Development
  • Intergovernmental Relations (Convener)

Caleb Temba Amaswache


Vihiga County


Vihiga County has MCAs from constituencies

George Khaniri


Dorcas Luvalitsa Kedogo


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