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Kilifi County Facts and Details

Kilifi County is located on the Coastal Line bordering Tana River, Taita Taveta, Mombasa and Kwale

 Area (Km 2): 12,639 (109 are water mass of Indian Ocean)

 Climate: Two seasons of rain; temperatures 21 – 35 degrees C

 Road network:

Tarmaked 147.7 Km

Gravel/Murram258.3 Km

Earth Surface656 Km

Key National Monuments: Rabai Church, Gede Ruins, Vasco da Gama Pillar, Mnarani Ruins

Population of  Kilifi County

Population: 1.1 Million

Male 48 %

Female 52 %

 Density: 450 people per Km2

 National Percentage: 2.8 %

Growth Rate: 3.05 %

 Age distribution:

0-14 Years47 %

15-34 Years33 %

35-64 Years17 %

over 65 years4 %

 Government of Kilifi County

County capital: Kilifi Town

 Number of Constituencies (2010): 5 (Malindi, Magarini, Kaloleni, Ganze and Bahari)

 Registered Voters: 292,403

 National percentage of Registered Voters: 2.32 %

 Number of Districts (2009): 6 (Kilifi, Ganze, Kaloleni, Bahari, Malindi and Magarini)

 Number of Local Authorities (2010): 5 (Town Councils of Kilifi and Mariakani, County Councils of Kilifi and Malindi and Municipal Council of Malindi)

 Economy of Kilifi County

Resources: Natural (Iron Ore, Titanium, Arabuko Sokoke Forest, Mangroove Forests), Water (Indian Ocean, Kafuloni, Sabaki and Rare Rivers).

 Financial services: Banks and Micro Finance Institutions, Decentralized Funds e.g. CDF through Constituencies & LATF

 Poverty Level: 68% of population live below the poverty line

 Main Economic Activities/industries: Agriculture, Tourism, Manufacturing and Fishing

 Main Agricultural products: Cashew nuts, Horticulture (Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables), Sisal.

 Education of Kilifi County

 Primary schools 160

 Enrolment 154,848

Teacher : Pupil Ratio1:39

Secondaries 23

Enrollment61,112

Teacher : Pupil Ratio1:30

 Youth Polytechnics10

Tertiary: Pwani University College, Bandari College, Kilifi Medical Training College

Health in Kilifi County

 Hospitals: 3 District Hospitals and 2 Sub District Hospitals

 Number of Doctors: 8

 Doctors to Population Ratio: 1:137,500

 Number of Clinical Officers: 10

Clinical Officers to Population: 1:110000

 Number of Nurses: 128

 Nurses to Population ratio: 1: 8,594

 Infant Mortality Rates: 71 per 1000 (This for Coast Province) KDHS 2008-09

 Under-Five Mortality Rates: 87per 1000 (This for Coast Province)

 Prevalent Diseases: HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Diseases of the digestive System

 Notable Private Hospitals: Mariakani Hospital

 

ELECTED LEADERS DEVELOPMENT TRACK RECORDS

A. TRACK RECORD | SCORE CARD KILIFI GOVERNOR

B. TRACK RECORD | SCORE CARD KILIFI SENATOR

C. TRACK RECORD | SCORE CARD KILIFI WOMEN REPRESENTATIVE

DEVELOPMENT GROUPS AND NGOS IN KILIFI COUNTY

JOBS AVAILABLE | CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN KILIFI COUNTY

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