Governor: Issa Timamy Abdalla

General Information

The Lamu Archipelago is a small group of Island situated on Kenya´s Northen Coast line, near Somali. It is made up of Lamu, Manda, pate and Kiwayuu islands. Lamu town is the headquarter of Lamu District, one of the six districts of Kenya´s Coast Province, which boarders the Indian Ocean to the east, the Tana River District to the South-West, the Garissa District to the North and the republic of somali to the North-East. The County has a land surface area of 6,474.7 Km2 that includes the mainland and over 65 Islands that forms the Lamu Archipelago. The total length of the coastline is 130 km while land water mass area stands at 308km

\n\nPolitically Lamu is divided into two Constituencies: Lamu East and Lamu West. Each constituency is represented by an elected Member of Parliament, who is elected after every five years. Lamu is devolved into a County Government, headed by a Governor. The County has TEN County wards, which are represented in the County Assembly. The County wards are as follows:

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  • Mkomani
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  • shella
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  • Faza
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  • Kiunga
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  • Basuba
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  • Hindi
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  • Hongwe
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  • Bahari
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  • Mkunumbi
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  • Witu

Constituencies

Lamu East Constituency; Lamu West Constituency

Economy

    Agriculture
  • Maize
  • sorghum
  • cow peas
  • cassava
  • green grams
  • bananas
  • mangoes
  • cotton
  • coconut
  • bixa
  • Livestock and Farming
  • Poultry farming
  • bee keeping
  • Fishing
  • 1,500 metric tons of fish annually
  • Forestry
  • Timber
  • mangrove poles
  • fuel wood
  • charcoal
  • casuarinas poles
  • Mining
  • Titanium
  • salt
  • limestone
  • coral stones
  • sands
  • cement
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Boni- Dodori National Reserve
  • Takwa Ruins
  • Kiunga Marine National Reserve
  • Pate Ruins
  • Manda Island
  • Matondoni Dhow making village
  • Maulidi Festival
  • Lamu Cultural Festival.

Health

    Health Facilities 42
  • District Hospitals (1)
  • Sub-District Hospitals (2)
  • Dispensaries (20)
  • Health Centres (5)
  • Medical Clinics (13)
  • Nursing Home (1)
  • Doctor to Population Ratio
  • 1
  • Infant Mortality Rates
  • 72/1000
  • Under Five Mortality Rates
  • 123/1000
  • Prevalent Diseases
  • Malaria
  • Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Skin Diseases
  • Notable Hospitals
  • Lamu District Hospital
  • Faza Hospital
  • Mpeketoni Sub-District Hospital

Education

    Number of Institutions (2007)
  • Primary (70)
  • Secondary (11)
  • Primary Teacher to Pupil Ratio
  • 1
  • Secondary Teacher to Pupil Ratio
  • 1

Issa Timamy Abdalla


Committees:
    Energy, Roads and Transport
  • Agriculture and Land
  • Arid and Semi Arid Land
  • Resource Mobilization

Erick Kinyua Mugo


Lamu County


Lamu County has MCAs from constituencies

Abu Mohamed Abua Chiaba


Shakilla Abdalla Mohamed


Please select a constituency
 
Name Constituency Party