Machakos County Facts and Details
Machakos is in Kenya’s Eastern province. The local climate is semi arid with hilly terrain. Machakos town is the administrative capital of the county.
Economy of Machakos County
Subsistence agriculture is practised with Maize and drought-resistant crops such as sorghum and millet being grown.
The County also host to the open air market concept with major market days where large amounts of produce are traded. Fruits, vegetables and other food stuffs like maize and beans are sold in these markets.
It has has beautiful hilly scenery that is perfect for tourist related activities such as camping, hiking safaris, ecotourism and cultural tourism, dance and music festivals among many more. A number of establishments ensure the region has a well rounded hospitality industry.
The county has been selected as the home to the upcoming Konza Technology City due to its close proximity to Nairobi, good infrastructure and availability of land.
Machakos county is an administrative county in the Eastern Province of Kenya. Its capital town is Machakos. The county has a population of 1,098,584 (2009 census).
The local climate is semi arid. The terrain is hilly, the county has an altitude from 1000 to 1600 metres above sea level. Akamba people are the dominant tribe.
Machakos county borders Embu County to the North, Kitui to the East, Makueni to the South, Kajiado to the South West, Nairobi and Kiambu to the West, and Murang’a and Kirinyaga to the North West. Machakos County stretches from latitudes 0º 45’ south to 1º 31’ south ad longitudes 36° 45’east to 37° 45’ east.
ELECTED LEADERS DEVELOPMENT TRACK RECORDS
A. TRACK RECORD | SCORE CARD MACHAKOS GOVERNOR
B. TRACK RECORD | SCORE CARD MACHAKOS SENATOR
C. TRACK RECORD | SCORE CARD MACHAKOS WOMEN REPRESENTATIVE
DEVELOPMENT GROUPS AND NGOS IN MACHAKOSCOUNTY
JOBS AVAILABLE | CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN MACHAKOS COUNTY
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