Kenya’s 47 Counties

The Constitution of Kenya 2010 creates 47 county governments. This number is based on the delineation of administrative districts as created under the Provinces and Districts Act of 1992.

The Constitution of Kenya 2010 also provided for 290 Constituencies (an additional 80 Constituencies). These constituencies are included under each County based on the Interim Independent Boundaries Review Commission (IIEBC) report.

The population statistics’ are derived from the Kenya Population and Housing Census 2009 which marked the 5th Census in post independence Kenya. The Census placed the Kenyan population at 38,610,097 million people.

THE 47 COUNTIES ALPHABETICALLY LISTED

47 Counties of Kenya

 

                   1. Baringo County

Population: 555,561

Constituencies: Baringo East, Baringo West, Baringo Central, Mochongoi, Mogotio, Eldama Ravine.

2. Bomet County

Population: 724,186

Constituencies: Sotik, Chepalungu, Bomet East, Bomet Central, Konoin

3. Bungoma County

Population: 1,630,934

Constituencies: Mt. Elgon, Sirisia, Kabuchia, Bumula, Kandunyi, Webuye, Bokoli, Kimilili, Tongaren

4. Busia County

Population: 488,075

Constituencies: Teso North, Teso South, Nambale, Matayos, Butula, Funyula, Budalangi

5. Elgeyo/Marakwet County

Population: 369,998

Constituencies: Marakwet East, Marakwet West, Keiyo East, Keiyo South

6. Embu County

Population: 516,212

Constituencies: Manyatta, Runyenjes, Gachoka, Siakago

7. Garissa County

Population: 623,060

Constituencies: TaveDujis, Balambala, Lagdera, Dadaab, Fafi, Ijara

8. Homa Bay County

Population: 963,794

Constituencies: Kasipul, Kabondo, Karachuonyo, Rangwe, Homabay Town, Ndhiwa, Mbita, Gwassi

9. Isiolo County

Population: 143,294

Constituencies: Isiolo North, Isiolo South

10. Kajiado County

Population: 687,312

Constituencies: Kajiado Central, Kajiado North, Kajiado South

11. Kakamega County

Population: 1, 660, 651

Constituencies: Lugari, Likuyani, Malava, Lurambi, Makholo, Mumias, Mumias East, Matungu, Butere, Khwisero, Shinyalu, ikolomani. Major Towns: Kakamega

12. Kericho County

Population: 758,339

Constituencies: Ainamoi, Belgut, Kipkelion

13. Kiambu County

Population: 1,623,282

Constituencies: Gatundu South, Gatundu North, Juja, Thika Town, Ruiru Githunguri, Kiambu, Kiambaa, Kabete, Kikuyu, Limuru, Lari

14. Kilifi County

Population: 1,109,735

Constituencies: Kilifi North, Kilifi South, Kaloleni, Rabai, Ganze, Malindi, Magarini

15. Kirinyaga County

Population: 528,054

Constituencies: Mwea, Gichugu, Ndia, Kirinyaga Central Major Towns: Kerugoya

16. Kisii County

Population: 1,152,282

Constituencies: Bonchari, South Mugirango, Bomachoge, Bobasi, Gucha, Nyaribari Masaba, Nyaribari Chache, Matrani, Mosocho

17. Kisumu County

Population: 968,909

Constituencies: Kisumu East, Kisumu West, Kisumu Central, Seme, Nyando, Muhoroni, Nyakach

18. Kitui County

Population: 1,012,709

Constituencies: Mwingi North, Mwingi Central, Mwingi South, Kitui West, Kitui Rural, Kitui Town, Mutitu, Kitui South

19. Kwale County

Population: 649, 931

Constituencies: Msambweni, Lunga Lunga, Matuga, Kinango

20. Laikipia County

Population: 399,227

Constituencies: Laikipia West, Laikipia Wast, Laikipia North

21. Lamu County

Population: 101, 539

Constituencies: Lamu East, Lamu West

22. Machakos County

Population: 1,098,584

Constituencies: Masinga, Yatta, Kangundo, Matungulu, Kathiani, Mavoko, Machakos Town, Mwala

23. Makueni County

Population: 884,527

Constituencies: Mbooni, Kilome, Kaiti, Makueni, Kibwezi West, Kibwezi East

24. Mandera County

Population: 1,025,756

Constituencies: Mandera West, Banisa, Mandera North, Mandera East, Lafey

25. Marsabit County

Population: 291,166

Constituencies: Moyale, North Horr, Saku, Laisamis

26. Meru County

Population: 1,356,301

Constituencies: Igembe South, Igembe Central, Igembe North, Tigania West, Tigania East, North Imenti, Buuri, Central Imenti, South Imenti

27. Migori County

Population: 1,028,579

Constituencies: Rongo, Awendo, Migori East Migori West, Uriri, Nyatike, Kuria East, Kuria West

28. Mombasa County

Population: 939, 370

Constituencies: Changamwe, Jomvu, Kisauni, Nyali, likoni, Mvita Kwale

29. Murang’a County

Population: 942,581

Constituencies: Kangema, Mathioya, Kiharu, Kigumo, Maragwa, Kandara, Gatanga

30. Nairobi County

Population: 3,138,369

Constituencies: Westlands, Parklands, Dagoretti, Karen / Langata, Kibira, Roysambu, Kasarani, Ruaraka, Kariobangi, kayole, Embakasi, Mihang’o, Nairobi West, Makadara, kamukunii, Starehe, Mathare

31. Nakuru County

Population: 1,603,325

Constituencies: Molo, Njoro, Naivasha, Gilgil, Kuresoi South, Kuresoi North, Subukia, Rongai, Bahati, Nakuru Town West, Nakuru Town East.

32. Nandi County

Population: 752,965

Constituencies: Tinderet, Aldai, Nandi Hills, Emgwen North, Emgwen South, Mosop.

33. Narok County

Population: 850,920

Constituencies: Kilgoris, Emurua Dikirr, Narok North, Kajiado East, Kajiado West.

34. Nyamira County

Population: 598,252

Constituencies: Kitutu Masaba, North Mugirango, West Mugirango.

35. Nyandarua County

Population: 596,268

Constituencies: Kinangop, Kipipiri, Ol-Kalou, Ol-Jorok, Ndaragwa

36. Nyeri County

Population: 693,558

Constituencies: Tetu, Kieni, Mathira, Othaya, Mukuwe-ini, Nyeri Town

37. Samburu County

Population: 223,947

Constituencies: Samburu West, Samburu North, Samburu East

38. Siaya County

Population: 842,304

Constituencies: Ugenya, Ugunja, Alego Usonga, Gem, Bondo, Rarieda

39. Taita Taveta County

Population: 284,657

Constituencies: Taveta, Wundanyi, Mwatate, Voi

40. Tana River County

Population: 240,075

Constituencies: Garsen, Galole, Bura

41. Tharaka Nithi County

Population: 365,330

Constituencies: Nithi, Maara, Tharaka

42. Trans Nzoia County

Population 818,757

Constituencies: Kwanza, Endebess, Saboti, Kiminini, Cherenganyi

43. Turkana County

Population: 855,399

Constituencies: Turkana North, Turkana West, Turkana Central, Loima, Turkana South, Turkana East.

44. Uasin Gishu County

Population: 894, 179

Constituencies: Eldoret East, Eldoret North and Eldoret South.

45. Vihiga County

Population: 554,652

Constituencies: Vihiga, Sabatia, Hamisi, Emuhaya, Luanda

46. Wajir County

Population: 661,941

Constituencies: Wajir North, Wajir East, Tarbaj, Wajir West, Eldas, Wajir South

47. West Pokot County

Population: 512,690

Constituencies: Kapenguri, Sigor, Kacheliba, Pokot South