Governor: Johnson Mtuta Mruttu

General Information

What is known as the Taita tribe actually consists of three separate but closely-related tribes: Wadawida (or Taita), Wasaghala (Sagalla) and Wataveta (Taveta). The Taita Hills are mainly Precambrian mountain ranges consisting of three massifs; Dawida, Saghalla and Kasighau with Dawida outcropping the rest at 2,228 metres above sea level at its highest peak - Vuria; it also has three other main peaks - Iyale, Wesu and Susu. The Taita have a variation of dialects that include the Mbololo, Bura, Wusi, Kidaya, Mghange, Chawia, Mwanda, Kishamba, Werugha, Wumingu, and Wundanyi whereas the Kisaghalla and Kasighau stand on their own as self-sustaining dialects.

Constituencies

Taveta; Wundanyi; Mwatate; Voi

Economy

    Agriculture
  • Horticultural production
  • maize
  • beans
  • sorghum
  • cowpeas
  • green grams
  • cashew nuts
  • sunflower
  • millet
  • hybrid maize
  • Livestock and Sisal Estates
  • Ranching and sisal growing
  • Rear dairy cattle and produce milk
  • Tourism and Conservation
  • Tsavo East National Park
  • Tsavo West National Park
  • Mining
  • Gemstone mining
  • ruby
  • Tanzanite
  • Garnet
  • Iron ore

Health

    Health Facilities
  • District Hospitals (3)
  • Sub-District Hospitals (1)
  • Dispensaries (47)
  • HeaIth Centres (9)
  • Medical Clinics (11)
  • Nursing Homes (None)
  • Maternity Homes (None)
  • Hospitals
  • Moi District Hospital in Voi
  • Wesu District Hospital
  • Taveta District Hospital
  • Doctor to Population Ratio
  • 1
  • Infant mortally Rates
  • 14/1000
  • Under Five Mortality Rates
  • 93/ 1000
  • Prevalent Diseases
  • Malaria
  • Upper Respiratory Transmitted Infections
  • Diarrhoea
  • HIV/AIDS.

Education

    Number of Institutions (2007)
  • Primary (206)
  • Secondary (53)
  • Primary
  • \nTeacher to Pupil Ratio
  • Secondary
  • \nTeacher to Pupil Ratio
  • Tertiary
  • Over 20 Institutions

Johnson Mtuta Mruttu


Committees:
    Energy, Roads and Transport (Convener - Energy)
  • Agriculture and Lands
  • Water, Mining and Natural Resources
  • Arid and Semi Arid Lands

Mary Ndiga Kibuka


Taita-Taveta County


Taita-Taveta County has MCAs from constituencies

Danson Mwazo Mwakulegwa


Joyce Wanjala Lay


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