Explore Kenya by county


    Area : 2.88 km2
    Population : 0.75 million
    Human Development Index : 0.5656
    Website : http://www.baringo.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 343 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 207
    Size of non gazetted forests : 2 593 Ha
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 91 925,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 24,45 millions of litres

    Description :
    Baringo county covers an area of 11,015 square kilometres. Agriculture is at the backbone of the economy. In the highlands, cash crop farming of coffee and cotton is practised. Bee keeping and aloe vera plant cultivation are emerging as one of the main economic activities of thecounty. Tourism is also a major income generating activity with attractions such as Lake Baringo and Lake Bogoria drawing many domestic and foreign tourists. Opportunities abound in many sectors including the following: agro-business (aloe vera factories, dairy and pawpaw farming), minerals (ruby in Sandai area) and tourism (establishment of hotels and hospitality facilities).


    Area : 1.63 km2
    Population : 0.72 million
    Human Development Index : 0.6
    Website : https://www.bomet.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 232 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 13
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 1 313 257,00 tons

    Description :
    Agriculture is the mainstay of Bomet county with tea farming and dairy production leading in this sector. Food crops are grown in the area with maize being the area’s staple food. Dairy industry is also a major player in contributing to household incomes and the county has a milk factory in Sotik town and several milk cooling plants. Coffee farming is also established in areas around Bomet, Tarakwa and Ndanai. There exists joint venture opportunities for investors in sugar and cotton processing. Other opportunities available include the upgrading of the county infrastructure and setting up of manufacturing plants in the county.


    Area : 2.21 km2
    Population : 1.38 million
    Human Development Index : 0.48
    Website : https://www.bungoma.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 34 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 5
    Size of non gazetted forests : 6 100 Ha
    Beef production (annual) : 1 944 tons
    Pork production (annual) : 6,324 tons
    Poultry production (annual) : 13,6296 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 347,95 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 226,00 millions of litres

    Description :
    Bungoma county is the third most populous county in Kenya. Underpinning the county’s economic strength is agriculture with the main crops produced being sugarcane, tobacco, coffee, onions, vegetables, sunflower as well as dairy farming. Maize in Tongaren and Naitiri also make the county a vital part of the region’s breadbasket. The Kenya-Uganda railway, which passes through the region, has also contributed significantly in supporting businesses in the county. Industrial centers exist in Nzoia for sugar milling and Webuye for paper production. These industries provide employment and support agricultural production particularly sugar cane growing. Potential to expand these industries and develop new ones exists.


    Area : 1.63 km2
    Population : 0.74 million
    Human Development Index : 0.43
    Website : https://www.busiacounty.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 75 Km
    Beef production (annual) : 6 768 tons
    Pork production (annual) : 1135,04 tons
    Poultry production (annual) : 756 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 63 437,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 15,18 millions of litres

    Description :
    Busia county is well endowed with incredible natural features such as Lake Victoria, large Nzoia and Yala Rivers, Yala Swamp, Nabaduma and Khanete Islands, Munjoga and Namenya Hills, all teeming with rich wildlife. Agriculture, fishing and trade are the main economic activities in the county. The government recently set aside Sh500 million for the improvement of healthcare in the county, including the establishment of a medical training center at the Busia District Hospital. Ready opportunities include cage-fish farming, fish processing, rice milling, the weaving industry and establishment of a cement manufacturing plant. With the setting up of university campuses and technical institutes across the county, a sharp rise in the demand for housing, hotels, and insurance, banking and transport services is expected.


    Area : 3.05 km2
    Population : 0.37 million
    Human Development Index : 0.53
    Website : https://elgeyomarakwet.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 92 Km
    Size of non gazetted forests : 4 000 Ha
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 127 288,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 46,50 millions of litres

    Description :
    Elgeyo Marakwet county is home to a number of forests that are part of the nation’s water towers with seasonal streams that support the development of irrigation and livestock production. Mixed small-scale farming and the livestock keeping of both beef and dairy cattle characterize the main economic activities of the county. Investment opportunities exist in exploitation of forest and mineral resources, horticultural crops development, livestock farming and development of tourist facilities such as sports tourism, eco-lodges and resorts.

  • EMBU

    Area : 2.82 km2
    Population : 0.52 million
    Human Development Index : 0.6221
    Website : https://www.embu.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 167 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 55
    Size of non gazetted forests : 3 751 Ha
    Beef production (annual) : 950 tons
    Pork production (annual) : 23,82 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 51 590,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 44,80 millions of litres

    Description :
    Embu county lies at the foothill of Mount Kenya with its temperatures estimated to range between 9°C - 28°C. Agriculture is the main driver of the economy of the county with tea, coffee and cotton being the main cash crops. Mango farming is also a robust economic activity in the county. Owing to the county’s vibrant real estate, sand harvesting has lately become a lucrative business. Key areas of interest in the county are: Mwea National Reserve, Mount Kenya climbing expeditions and National Reserve and Karue Hill picnic site, Masinga dam, Kamburu dam, Kindaruma dam, Kiambere dam and Gitaru dam. Investors wishing to invest in the county are encouraged to focus on: cultivation and value addition of cotton through setting up of textile processing plants, setting up of fruit processing plants, macadamia nuts farming and processing and its value addition as having immense potential for economic empowerment and job creation.


    Area : 45.72 km2
    Population : 0.62 million
    Human Development Index : 0.47
    Website : http://garissa.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 275 Km
    Beef production (annual) : 137 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 357,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 472,50 millions of litres

    Description :
    Pastoralism is a major economic activity among the communities who inhabit Garissa county. However, the tourism sector is also growing with a number of hotels and resorts coming up. This compliments attractions such as the bouralgy giraffe. The dry and arid landscape of the county could be exploited to offer tourism packages that encompass camelback expeditions and camping activities. The region could also be opened up to dessert rallying activities similar to those carried out in different regions in the world. The Tana River flowing through the region is a great source of water and if exploited could see the region enter an era of modest agricultural production.


    Area : 3.15 km2
    Population : 0.96 million
    Human Development Index : 0.41
    Website : http://www.homabay.go.ke/
    Manufacturing industries : 20
    Size of non gazetted forests : 4 035 Ha
    Beef production (annual) : 4 655 tons
    Pork production (annual) : 37,114 tons
    Poultry production (annual) : 924,146 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 2 116 282,85 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 36,95 millions of litres

    Description :
    Homa Bay county is situated along the southern shores of Lake Victoria -Africa’s largest freshwater lake. Fishing and agriculture are the main economic activities in the county. Tourism is also a major income-earner for Homa Bay county, with tourist attraction sites such as Ruma National Park and Mfangano Island drawing thousands of visitors to the county. Investment opportunities exist in fish farming, water sports and sporting activities, establishing tourist accommodation facilities and beach resorts as well as establishment of fish processing plant/factory, setting up health facilities and investing in agribusiness.


    Area : 25.34 km2
    Population : 0.14 million
    Human Development Index : 0.45
    Website : https://www.isiolo.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 35 Km
    Size of non gazetted forests : 12 000 Ha
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 5,91 tons

    Description :
    Isiolo county is well known for its abundant wildlife and spectacular landscapes. Key tourist attractions in the county include: Lewa Downs, Buffalo Springs, Shaba and Bisanadi game reserves which have seen to the setting up of five star accommodation facilities in the region such as The Sarova Lodge, Simba Lodge and Bisinadi Lodge. The main economic activities practised in the county are agriculture and livestock keeping with the main crops grown being maize, sorghum, beans, green grams, cabbages, tomatoes and carrots. A future resort city, an international airport, a railway center, an oil depot and the centre point of the LAPSSET project are among other big transformations the county is expecting to witness.


    Area : 21.29 km2
    Population : 0.69 million
    Human Development Index : 0.59
    Website : https://www.kajiado.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 375 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 27
    Size of non gazetted forests : 1 240 Ha
    Beef production (annual) : 8 760 tons
    Pork production (annual) : 34,548 tons
    Poultry production (annual) : 1003,583 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 1 027,58 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 16,17 millions of litres

    Description :
    Kajiado county covers an approximate area of 21,900 square kilometres. The county’s unique features entail: Lake Magadi which serves both as a tourist attraction and a centre of mining soda ash, the Amboseli National Park, Ngong Hills, Nyiri Desert and Olorgesailie Prehistoric Site. Key economic activities include: agriculture, which consists of horticulture and small scale farming, livestock rearing and tourism especially from Amboseli National Park. The county has key investment potential in the areas of agriculture for large scale farming though irrigation schemes, sinking boreholes and providing reliable water supply in the county, real estate development, mining, manufacturing and eco-tourism.


    Area : 3.03 km2
    Population : 1.66 million
    Human Development Index : 0.48
    Website : https://kakamega.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 11 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 3
    Beef production (annual) : 651 tons
    Pork production (annual) : 84,76 tons
    Poultry production (annual) : 39,921 tons

    Description :
    Kakamega county is the most culturally diverse county in Kenya as it hosts over 10 indigenous sub-tribes. The main attractions in the county include: the crying stone of Ilesi, Roster mines and Kakamega forest. Agriculture is the mainstay of the county with the main crops grown being sugarcane, maize, beans, cassava, finger millet, sweet potatoes, bananas, tomatoes, tea and sorghum. The county has recorded tremendous economic development as a result of improved infrastructure, revitalized agricultural sector and the significant investments in education and health sectors since devolution. Potential business opportunities in the county include: agricultural extension and research, fish farming, promotion of sugarcane, cultural and heritage tourism and establishment of maize factories.


    Area : 2.45 km2
    Population : 0.75 million
    Human Development Index : 0.52
    Website : http://kericho.go.ke/kerichocounty/home/kco
    Bitumen road coverage : 215 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 37
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 107 104,00 tons

    Description :
    Kericho county is well drained with several rivers such as Chemosit, Kiptaret, Kipsonoi Timbilil, Maramara, Itare, Nyando, Kipchorian and Malaget. The major economic activity is tea growing and processing. The Mau Forest in Kericho is the biggest water catchment area in Kenya. It is also home to the popular Ketepa tea brand. Other established tea companies based there include Unilever Kenya, James Finlay and Williamson Tea. Dairy farming, horticulture and floriculture are also practised in the county. Opportunities exist in processing and packing tea for both export and domestic consumption, provision of equipment and farm inputs which range from fertilizers to crop-spray aircraft and provision of credit facilities to farmers.


    Area : 2.45 km2
    Population : 1.62 million
    Human Development Index : 0.56
    Website : http://www.kiambu.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 515 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 237
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 13 656,60 tons

    Description :
    Kiambu county covers a total area of 2,543.5 square kilometres. It has good infrastructure and connections as compared to other counties. For example, the Thika Super Highway connects the county to Nairobi as well as with other neighboring areas while the Nairobi- Nakuru highway connects Kiambu County to Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan. Agriculture is the backbone of this county with the main crops grown being coffee, tea, maize, beans, pineapples and Irish potatoes. The county has mining potential in the Ndeiya and Karai areas which contain diatomite deposits that are unexploited. Other opportunities exist in the construction of county landfill which will handle all solid waste from sub-counties, expansion of crop and dairy farming and real estate development.


    Area : 12.61 km2
    Population : 1.47 million
    Human Development Index : 0.561
    Website : http://www.kilifi.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 356 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 25
    Size of non gazetted forests : 34 500 Ha
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 115 588,00 tons

    Description :
    Agriculture, tourism and fishing are the major economic activities in Kilifi county. Cash crops grown in the county include cashew nuts, sisal, coconut palms, pineapples and mangoes. Dairy and beef farming is practiced, accounting to a significant quantity of beef and milk consumed in the county. The county is endowed with minerals such as manganese, salt, coral rocks, limestone and silica deposits. Tourist attractions areas in the county include: Gede Ruins, Mnarani Ruins, Vasco da Gama Pillar, Arubuko Soboke Forest and Indian Ocean. The county has investment potential in agro-processing industries for mangoes, coconut and cashew nuts, establishment of an integrated aquaculture centre, mineral exploration and carbon trading.


    Area : 1.21 km2
    Population : 0.53 million
    Human Development Index : 0.57
    Website : https://kirinyaga.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 594 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 24
    Size of non gazetted forests : 14 Ha
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 155 830,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 80,72 millions of litres

    Description :
    Kirinyaga county is endowed with a forest cover of 350.7 square kilometres and is inhabited by a variety of wildlife such as elephants, buffaloes, monkeys, bushbucks and colourful birds. Agriculture is Kirinyaga’s main economic activity with over 70% of residents being small- scale farmers. The county’s leading farming industries include coffee, tea, rice, horticulture, dairy farming, maize and beans. Kirinyaga is planning on projects such as industrial parks in Sagana, housing projects around the proposed Sh19 billion Thiba Dam, wellness centres in Kerugoya and green hubs in Mwea, which will have immense impact in job creation. Upon completion, the centre will host key structural components, notably a modern research centre, a teaching and referral hospital and a graduate school for health disciplines.


    Area : 1.32 km2
    Population : 1.15 million
    Human Development Index : 0.51
    Website : http://www.kisii.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 170 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 29
    Size of non gazetted forests : 202 Ha
    Beef production (annual) : 1 674 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 177 518,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 183,00 millions of litres

    Description :
    Agriculture is the main economic activity of Kisii county with the main crops produced being maize, bananas, beans, potatoes, tea, sugarcane, coffee and horticultural crops. The mining activities in Kisii County possess an investment opportunity with minerals such as soap stones for carving which are sold locally and abroad. The soapstone mining has potential for development in the manufacture of tiles and chalk. The county also has an abundant supply of fruits such as passion fruit, pineapples, tomatoes, and oranges which are raw materials for setting up fruit processing plants.


    Area : 2.09 km2
    Population : 0.97 million
    Human Development Index : 0.52
    Website : https://www.kisumu.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 54 Km
    Beef production (annual) : 3 003 tons
    Pork production (annual) : 4,611 tons
    Poultry production (annual) : 812,626 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 936 538,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 25,49 millions of litres

    Description :
    As the third-largest urban area, Kisumu is well-endowed in infrastructure. Public equipments include an international airport, an international railway, a seaport and a highway. Major economic activities of the county are farming (rice, sugar can etc), tourism (notably around Lake Victoria and Impala Park), livestock keeping, fishing and trading. With the assistance of the World Bank, the county is currently setting-up a special economic zone for manufacturing, light industries, components and accessories. Investment opportunities are sizeable, especially in manufacturing (fish leather industry, cement industry, manufacturing of aluminium cans, light manufacturing), food processing (fish, vegetable and cereal processing) and chemical sectors (bio fertilizer industry).


    Area : 24.36 km2
    Population : 1.01 million
    Human Development Index : 0.53
    Website : http://www.kitui.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 225 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 15
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 272 078,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 1,88 millions of litres

    Description :
    Kitui county is located 170 kilometres to the South East of Nairobi City and has dry and hot climate with temperatures ranging between 14°C - 34°C. Agriculture is the backbone of the county with the main crops produced being cotton, tobacco, sisal, mangoes, maize, beans, cassava, sorghum, millet and pigeon peas. Its comparative advantages include coal deposits and tourism resources with 46% of Tsavo East National Park being in Kitui County. The envisaged county long-term development blueprint covers several economic and investment zones. These zones include: Kyuso-Mumoni-Tseikuru Economic and Investment Zone (EIZ); ii) Mui Basin Economic and Investment Zone (EIZ); iii) Mwingi Town and Environs Economic and Investment Zone (EIZ); iv) Kitui County Headquarters and Environs Economic and Investment Zone (EIZ); v) Kanyangi-Kwa Vonza-Kanyonyoo Economic and Investment Zone (EIZ); vi) Mutomo-Ikutha-Kanziko Economic and Investment Zone (EIZ). The county invites investors to invest in these economic zones.


    Area : 8.27 km2
    Population : 0.83 million
    Human Development Index : 0.44
    Website : http://www.kwalecountygov.com/
    Bitumen road coverage : 194 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 2
    Beef production (annual) : 2 368 tons
    Pork production (annual) : 0,084 tons
    Poultry production (annual) : 16,107 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 49 663,58 tons

    Description :
    Kwale county covers an area of 8,270.2 square kilometres of which 62% is water surface. The main economic activities in the county include: farming, fishing, tourism, mining, agro- processing industries and small-scale businesses. The county is a hub of huge lime deposits around Shimoniin Tswaka area for cement production, increased mineral, oil and gas activities and sugar production in Ramisi. It has business prospects of quarrying activities and industrial production of products from quarrying durum slates, silica sand, building sand, coral stones, and mining base minerals such as lime, cement, coal, rare earths, gemstones etc. Residential housing plays a vital role in the county and remains to be fully exploited.


    Area : 8.7 km2
    Population : 0.4 million
    Human Development Index : 0.4118
    Website : https://laikipia.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 20 Km
    Size of non gazetted forests : 67 Ha
    Beef production (annual) : 874 tons
    Pork production (annual) : 87,3 tons
    Poultry production (annual) : 2 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 302 756,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 104,30 millions of litres

    Description :
    Agriculture is the dominant economic activity of Laikipia county. Majority of residents keep livestock and grow different food crops such as maize, carrots, peas, potatoes, wheat and cash crops as well as horticultural crops. The county also benefits from tourism due to the many wildlife conservancies and ranches as well as the famous Thomson’s falls where tourists throng all year round. Currently, Laikipia county purposes to assess the prospects for optimizing Laikipia’s animal production capability to be better aligned with market opportunities locally and internationally and to stimulate the development of advanced processing capabilities in the county’s red meat sector. Opportunities abound in meat, leather and food processing as well as up-scaling the production, processing and value addition of agricultural products mainly maize, wheat, beans, pineapples, sunflowers, French beans and citrus fruits.

  • LAMU

    Area : 6.27 km2
    Population : 0.1 million
    Human Development Index : 0.5
    Website : https://lamu.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 6 Km
    Size of non gazetted forests : 79 016 Ha
    Beef production (annual) : 234 tons
    Poultry production (annual) : 7,7 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 68 739,30 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 1,80 millions of litres

    Description :
    Fishing and tourism are the most important economic activities in Lamu. Sport fishing is highly popular with tourists. Lamu Museum, Lamu Port, Swahili House and German post office form part of the distinct features of Lamu county. The county welcomes investors in establishing fish processing plants and manufacturing plants for herbal teas and essential oils, creation of livestock trading markets, slaughterhouses and processing plants for milk and establishment of cruise ships destinations in the tourism sector.


    Area : 5.95 km2
    Population : 1.14 million
    Human Development Index : 0.54
    Website : http://www.machakosgovernment.com/
    Bitumen road coverage : 218 Km
    Beef production (annual) : 8 123 tons
    Pork production (annual) : 379 tons
    Poultry production (annual) : 1774,69 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 156 494,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 48,75 millions of litres

    Description :
    The main economic activities in Machakos county include industrial production mainly in Mavoko sub-county as well as subsistence farming. The County hosts Masinga dam which produces electricity that is nationally distributed and the proposed Konza techno-city. Machakos County is famous for its sweet mangoes, sweet oranges, avocadoes, macadamia and honey. There is a huge opportunity in value addition of these products through fruit processing and oil extraction from macadamia nuts. In addition, the county invites investors to process and brand its legendary honey and process cotton and coffee.


    Area : 8.01 km2
    Population : 0.89 million
    Human Development Index : 0.48
    Website : https://www.makueni.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 188 Km
    Size of non gazetted forests : 40 Ha
    Beef production (annual) : 1 395 tons
    Pork production (annual) : 3,19 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 917,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 17,36 millions of litres

    Description :
    The main economic activities in Makueni county are subsistence agriculture, beekeeping, small-scale trade, dairy farming and limited coffee growing, ecotourism and commercial businesses. There is huge opportunity in milk processing and packaging in the county. The upcoming milk plant is set to process and pack 300 liters per hour and 6,600 litres in a day. With this plant in place, more investors can make use of the opportunity like transportation or supply of materials used for milk packaging. Sorghum farming is also an opportunity for investors to take part in processing and value addition into finished products such as flour and molasses.


    Area : 25.8 km2
    Population : 1.03 million
    Human Development Index : 0.42
    Website : http://www.mandera.go.ke/
    Manufacturing industries : 4
    Size of non gazetted forests : 1 240 Ha
    Beef production (annual) : 257 000 tons
    Poultry production (annual) : 6100 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 1 884,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 0,86 millions of litres

    Description :
    Nomadic pastoralism is the major economic activity in Mandera county with camels, goats, sheep and cattle being the main type of livestock reared. The main water sources in the region are River Daua, a number of shallow wells and few major earth pans. The region has small scale agriculture production with small scale horticulture producers supplying mangoes, pawpaws, onions, kales and bananas to the local market. Investment opportunities abound in the revival of six irrigation schemes, establishment of modern and state of the art abattoir and setting up of meat and milk processing plants.


    Area : 66.92 km2
    Population : 0.29 million
    Human Development Index : 0.44
    Website : http://marsabit.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 312 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 37
    Beef production (annual) : 4 474 tons
    Poultry production (annual) : 26,497 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 2 416,05 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 4,13 millions of litres

    Description :
    Marsabit county has a total area cover of 70,961 square kilometres. The county is endowed with rich and diverse livestock and fisheries with capabilities to supply live animals such as cattle, camel, sheep and goats and supply fresh meat and meat products. Lake Turkana South, Mount Marsabit and Sibiloi National Park, which is home to Koobi Fora, famous globally as the Cradle of Mankind, further complement its natural attractions. The county has minerals such as copper, iron ore, gold, limestone, salt, mineral sands and asbestos, presenting various industrial opportunities. The rugged terrain, crater lakes, natural resources, including rare wildlife and birds, also present diverse investment opportunities for tourism sector such as setting up of tourist accommodation facilities.

  • MERU

    Area : 6.94 km2
    Population : 1.36 million
    Human Development Index : 0.55
    Website : http://meru.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 226 Km
    Size of non gazetted forests : 754 Ha
    Beef production (annual) : 4 000 tons
    Pork production (annual) : 83 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 214 101,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 97,41 millions of litres

    Description :
    Meru county is on the eastern side of Mount Kenya and covers an area of 6,936 square kilometres. Agriculture is the main economic activity in the county contributing more than half of the total revenue collection. The county has various tourist attractions such as Meru National Park, Mount Kenya National Park, Lewa Conservancy and Meru Museum. Potential business opportunities that exist in the county include: i) Banana processing plant ii) Processing of macadamia nuts iii) Packaging Meru coffee; iv) Construction of grain storage facilities and development of eco-tourism lodges in Meru National Park, Mount Kenya National Park and in the Meru county Conservancy.


    Area : 2.59 km2
    Population : 0.92 million
    Human Development Index : 0.45
    Website : http://migori.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 131 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 3
    Size of non gazetted forests : 2798 Ha
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 1 115 477,00 tons

    Description :
    Migori county covers an area of 2,596 square kilometres. The presence of Lake Victoria, Migori and Kuja Rivers and the relatively good weather patterns in Migori county have allowed the soils in the region to be well-drained making the county a conducive environment for agriculture and fishing. Agricultural produce consists of tobacco, sugarcane, maize, beans, coffee, groundnuts and vegetables. Livestock farming is also undertaken in small-scale. Due to mineral resources available in the county, there exists huge investment potential particularly in gold mining. Processing of agricultural produce such as manufacturing of industrial sugar and animal products has great potential for investment.


    Area : 0.29 km2
    Population : 1.27 million
    Human Development Index : 0.55
    Website : https://www.mombasa.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 302 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 86

    Description :
    Mombasa is the logistics hub of Eastern Africa. In addition to hosting the second largest port in Africa, the county has an international airport, a highway connecting the county to Tanzania and a railway (Standard Gauge Railway). Awarded as the Africa’s leading tourist destination in 2016 by World Travel Awards, the county has many attractive features including the giant artificial tusks along Moi Avenue, Fort Jesus and white sandy beaches. The industrial activity of the county is mainly export-oriented. Investors can notably set up their activities in two export-processing zones close to the seaport (Mombasa Apparel EPZ and Kipevu EPZ). The proposed Dongo Kundu special economic zone will include an industrial zone, free trade zone, residential zone, conferencing and exhibition facilities as well as a power plant. Opportunities exist in many sectors including in the following: textiles and apparel manufacturing, fish industry, logistic, construction of shopping malls and five star hotels, construction of residential and commercial properties.


    Area : 2.33 km2
    Population : 0.94 million
    Human Development Index : 0.624
    Website : https://muranga.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 349 Km
    Beef production (annual) : 3 910 tons
    Pork production (annual) : 1454,46 tons
    Poultry production (annual) : 5,281 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 101 691,77 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 162,75 millions of litres

    Description :
    Murang’a county covers a total area of 2,558.8 square kilometres and borders Aberdare National Park and Forest to the east making it an ideal site for camping, hiking and bird watching. It also hosts Ndakaini dam where all the water supply to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi city, comes from. Agriculture is the main economic activity of the county with the main crops grown being coffee, tea, maize and beans. Other important economic activities include: dairy farming, macadamia farming and quarrying especially for bricks and building stones. Investment opportunities in the county include: construction of milk processing factories, setting up specialty tea factories and agricultural produce export zones, establishing banana-grading zone and fruit juice-minting factories.


    Area : 0.7 km2
    Population : 3.38 million
    Human Development Index : 0.641
    Website : www.nairobi.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 1 330 Km
    Milk production (annual) : 39,73 millions of litres

    Description :
    Nairobi county is the richest and most populous of the 47 counties. More than 3 million people live in Nairobi. The county boasts of being the regional hub for East and Central Africa with several multinational companies setting up their headquarters in Nairobi including Huawei, Xinhua News Agency and many others. Nairobi’s service sector contributes enormously to its economy owing to the presence of a high number of well-educated youth. The dynamism of the city fosters the creation of new infrastructures and the upgrade of existing facilities. A large number of small and medium-sized industries operate in the city. These include industries manufacturing steel products, plastic goods, soaps, flour, vegetable oil, canned fruit and fruit juice, dairy and meat products and firms operating in the horticulture sector. Main opportunities for investors are currently in the following sectors: agribusiness, film animation production, cyber security construction and infrastructure (including the establishment of an oxygen plant under the Ministry of Health, development of a commuter railways system, and development of leisure facilities such as sports centres and conference facilities).


    Area : 8.7 km2
    Population : 0.4 million
    Human Development Index : 0.51
    Website : http://nakuru.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 803 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 45
    Beef production (annual) : 4 116 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 286 600,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 291,28 millions of litres

    Description :
    Nakuru is an agriculturally-rich county endowed with various tourist attractions such as Menengai Crater, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Lake Elementaita. The county’s weather is conducive for large scale farming, horticulture and dairy farming. Food crops grown in Nakuru include maize, wheat, beans, peas and cabbage. Tourism is also a major economic activity. Investment opportunities in the county include the on-going construction of the Itare Dam project in Kuresoi which is meant to supply Nakuru and its environs with clean water for domestic use as well as upgrading of county houses in Lake View, Kivumbini in line with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s agenda of affordable housing. With the recent geothermal energy investment located at OlKaria in Naivasha and Menengai, the Government of Kenya has also opened investment opportunities to investors in the energy sector.


    Area : 2.88 km2
    Population : 0.75 million
    Human Development Index : 0.52
    Website : https://nandi.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 251 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 16
    Size of non gazetted forests : 9 281 Ha
    Beef production (annual) : 826 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 206 582,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 84,12 millions of litres

    Description :
    Nandi county is Kenya’s athletics hub. The county, which is also renowned for its thriving tea estates, is endowed with a beautiful topography that mainly consists of the scenic Nandi Hills. The main economic activity in the county is agriculture, with tea as the main cash crop and maize being the main food crop. The county is also emerging as a leading sports tourism destination owing to its association with internationally renowned athletes. The key investment areas in this county include: establishment of world-class sport facilities, milk and maize processing plants and construction milk cooling plants, development of county seed multiplication centre and setting up a textile and apparel units.


    Area : 17.92 km2
    Population : 0.85 million
    Human Development Index : 0.51
    Website : http://www.narok.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 195 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 1
    Size of non gazetted forests : 77 050 Ha
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 456 456,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 96,59 millions of litres

    Description :
    Narok county is home to the Great Wildebeest Migration which is one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World”. Tourism is the largest contributor to the county's economy as it hosts the Maasai Mara National Reserve and a number of luxurious hotels, lodges, clubs and campsites. Other economic activities practised in the county include crop and livestock farming and mining which entail gold mining in Lolgorian and Kilimapesa, quarry and sand harvesting. The main crops grown in the county are wheat, barley, maize, beans, Irish potatoes and horticultural crops. Investment opportunities in the county include: establishment of dairy milk processing factory, wheat, barley, potato and tomato processing and establishment of tourist accommodation facilities.


    Area : 0.91 km2
    Population : 0.6 million
    Human Development Index : 0.54
    Website : http://www.nyamira.go.ke/
    Size of non gazetted forests : 30 000 Ha
    Beef production (annual) : 215 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 112 135,80 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 8,75 millions of litres

    Description :
    Agriculture is a key sector of the county’s economy with the major cash crop grown being tea while the main food crops being maize, beans, cassava, sweet potatoes, vegetables, millet and sorghum. The county’s main tourist attraction sites include Koimachingi Waterfalls and Keera Falls. Investment opportunities in the county include: coffee processing and value addition, tea processing and bamboo industrial processing, setting up of industrial and commercial parks, construction of a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant and setting up of a modern health facility.


    Area : 3.11 km2
    Population : 0.6 million
    Human Development Index : 0.6342
    Website : http://www.nyandarua.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 239 Km
    Size of non gazetted forests : 1 240 Ha
    Beef production (annual) : 3 458 tons
    Pork production (annual) : 16,303 tons
    Poultry production (annual) : 187,409 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 58 002,34 tons

    Description :
    Nyandarua county lies on the west of the Aberdare Mountain Ranges and covers an area of 3,245.3 square kilometres. The main economic activity of the county is agriculture, thanks to the fertile soils and favourable climate. Crops grown in the county are potatoes, cabbages, maize, beans, peas, carrots and horticultural products. Unique features of the county include: Lake Ol’ Bolossat which is a habitat of 180 species of birds, Aberdare Mountain Ranges and Aberdare National Park. Business opportunities include: value addition for the milk and establishment of milk processing plant and cooling plants, processing of Irish potatoes, cabbages, carrots and horticultural products and re-establishing the co-operative movement in the county to cater for the dairy (milk) products and potatoes.


    Area : 2.36 km2
    Population : 0.69 million
    Human Development Index : 0.59
    Website : http://www.nyeri.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 357 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 243
    Size of non gazetted forests : 236 Ha
    Milk production (annual) : 20,10 millions of litres

    Description :
    Nyeri county covers an area of 3,337 square kilometres. Its main strengths include: natural resources such as forests, wildlife, minerals (stone, sand, kaolin) and tourist attractions such as Mount Kenya, Mount Kenya National Park and Aberdare National Park. The main economic activities in the county include crop farming, dairy farming, tourism and trade. Main food crops grown in the county are maize, beans, Irish potatoes and vegetables whereas the major cash crops are coffee, tea, horticulture and cut flowers. Potential business opportunities in the county include: establishment of vegetable drying plant, coffee, tea and dairy value addition infrastructure such as packaging and processing plants, meat processing and canning, fruit processing plants, water purification and packaging plant and macadamia processing plant.


    Area : 20.18 km2
    Population : 0.22 million
    Human Development Index : 0.43
    Website : http://www.samburu.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 92 Km
    Beef production (annual) : 553 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 7 406,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 4,66 millions of litres

    Description :
    Samburu county encompasses an area of roughly 21,000 square kilometres and is the tenth largest county. It serves as a tourist destination with the Treasure of Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserves. Pastoralism and subsistence farming are the main economic activities in the county. Maize, beans and wheat farming is commonly practiced in the rural areas of Kirgizia and Lorroki areas of Samburu. Key business opportunities in the county include: establishment of veterinary laboratory, equipping and operationalization of the Maralal Abattoir and completion of Arsim and Lulu irrigation schemes.


    Area : 2.5 km2
    Population : 0.84 million
    Human Development Index : 0.44
    Website : http://siaya.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 283 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 4
    Size of non gazetted forests : 1 291 Ha
    Beef production (annual) : 2 688 tons
    Pork production (annual) : 132,532 tons
    Poultry production (annual) : 1609,446 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 1 867 825,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 23,60 millions of litres

    Description :
    Siaya county is conveniently situated in close proximity to several major centres in the neighbouring counties of Kisumu, Homabay and Migori. The county’s tourist and cultural attractions include: Lake Kanyaboli and Lake Victoria, the World’s second largest freshwater lake, Kogelo, home to Obama Senior, the father to former President of the U.S.A, Barack Obama, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Mausoleum, Yala Swamp and Wetlands and Ndanu falls. Agriculture is the mainstay of the county with the main agricultural activities being fishing, farming and livestock production. Investment opportunities in the county include: establishment of fish processing plants and cage fish farming sites along the shores of Lake Victoria, construction of modern harbours, establishment of fruit processing industries, packaging and branding facilities and development of resorts.


    Area : 17.08 km2
    Population : 0.28 million
    Human Development Index : 0.54
    Website : http://taitataveta.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 274 Km
    Size of non gazetted forests : 1 240 Ha
    Beef production (annual) : 1 077 tons
    Pork production (annual) : 7 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 128 134,98 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 16,73 millions of litres

    Description :
    Taita-Taveta county covers an area of 17,083.9 square kilometres of which a bulk is within Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks. The remaining area is occupied by ranches, sisal estates, Lakes Chala and Jipe in Taveta, Mzima Springs and hilltop forests. The county is endowed with minerals such as asbestos, chalk, limestone, gemstones, construction stones and sand. The main economic activities in the county are mining and agriculture - especially its large sisal farming. Investment opportunities in the county include: infrastructure development, gemstones processing, construction of roads and bridges, establishment of modern tourist medical center, establishment of health information systems, pharmaceuticals industries and medical college.


    Area : 35.38 km2
    Population : 0.24 million
    Human Development Index : 0.4
    Website : http://www.tanariver.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 293 Km
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 18 692,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 58,44 millions of litres

    Description :
    Tana River county has an area cover of 35,375.8 square kilometres making it the fifth largest of the 47 counties. River Tana is the most striking topographical feature in the county. The main economic activities in the county are crop farming and pastoralism. However, fishing is also done at small scale along River Tana and the coastal shores in Kipini. Value addition crops such as mangoes, bananas and pawpaws are also grown in the county. Business opportunities that will stir up the Tana River county economy include: developing fruit processing industries for mangoes, bananas and pawpaws, packaging and branding commodities, soybean and cold tolerant oil palm farming.


    Area : 2.61 km2
    Population : 0.37 million
    Human Development Index : 0.5533
    Website : https://tharakanithi.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 49 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 60
    Size of non gazetted forests : 23 658 Ha
    Beef production (annual) : 551 tons
    Pork production (annual) : 45,8 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 580 610,00 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 19,60 millions of litres

    Description :
    The main physical feature of Tharaka Nithi county is Mount Kenya whose forest serves as a tourist attraction. Agriculture is the major economic activity for the locals. Tea and coffee farming, subsistence crop farming, subsistence dairy farming and artisan mining of coal, iron ore, copper, lime, quarry stones and sand harvesting is practised in the county. Potential business opportunities in the county include: value addition of agricultural products through adoption of appropriate industrial technology in food processing and preservation, establishment of milk and tea processing plants, establishment of bamboo processing plants, development of extractive industries for the iron ore and coal deposits, development of modern health facilities, establishment of ICT parks and solar farms as well as establishment of tourist accommodation facilities.


    Area : 2.47 km2
    Population : 0.82 million
    Human Development Index : 0.43
    Website : https://www.transnzoia.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 163 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 10
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 503 856,10 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 106,00 millions of litres

    Description :
    Situated on the western side of Mount Elgon, the county has a cool and temperate climate with average annual temperatures ranging between 10°C and 27°C. The most outstanding places in the county include: Mount Elgon National Park, Saiwa Swamp National Park and Kitale Nature Conservancy. Agriculture is the main economic activity of the county with maize farming being widely practised. Tea, coffee and horticulture farming is also practised. Other economic activities include dairy farming and tourism owing to its unique attractive sites. This cosmopolitan county is strategically positioned in the region and offers a welcoming investment climate. Potential business opportunities in the county include: establishment of tea and coffee processing plants, establishment of maize milling plant, milk processing plants, fertilizer manufacturing plants, glue processing from waste wood hides and hooves and manufacture of pharmaceuticals from herbals.


    Area : 68.68 km2
    Population : 0.86 million
    Human Development Index : 0.331
    Website : https://www.turkana.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 511 Km
    Beef production (annual) : 71 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 62,83 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 590,24 millions of litres

    Description :
    Turkana county is the second largest county in Kenya covering 68,680 square kilometres. The county’s strengths lie in its unique attraction sites such as Lake Turkana, Koobi Fora, Dancing Stones of Namoratunga and Sibiloi National Park and the recent discovery of commercially viable oil. The main economic activity practised in the county is livestock rearing with the major livestock reared being cattle, camels, donkeys, sheep and goats. Other economic activities include fishing in Lake Turkana, oil exploration activities and crop farming under irrigation schemes. The county offers a huge potential for investments in livestock ranching, fish farming and promotion of the fisheries industry through construction of processing and storage facilities, geothermal and wind power production, water bottling, construction of hotels, restaurants and conference facilities.


    Area : 2.96 km2
    Population : 0.89 million
    Human Development Index : 0.57
    Website : https://www.uasingishu.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 362 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 7
    Size of non gazetted forests : 60 Ha
    Beef production (annual) : 1 994 tons
    Pork production (annual) : 225,227 tons
    Poultry production (annual) : 59,229 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 4 792,69 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 190,40 millions of litres

    Description :
    Uasin Gishu county is considered as the home of champions as most of the world athletics champions are from there. Eldoret town, the county’s main town, is strategically located between Kampala and Nairobi and hosts the Eldoret International Airport making the county a regional financial, communication and transportation hub. The hospitality of Uasin Gishu residents has seen continued growth in population in the town thus translating to great opportunities for wealth creation. The main economic activities practised in the county are farming and agro-processing. The region is considered part of Kenya’s breadbasket due to its agricultural prowess in large scale production of wheat, maize and milk. The county seeks investors for joint venture partnerships with farmers to develop milk-processing plants, fruit processing plants, development of sports academies, construction of modern abattoirs and value addition in agricultural products.


    Area : 0.53 km2
    Population : 0.55 million
    Human Development Index : 0.5516
    Website : http://www.vihiga.go.ke/
    Bitumen road coverage : 101 Km
    Manufacturing industries : 1
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 39 164,00 tons

    Description :
    Vihiga county is one of the smallest counties in terms of size covering an area of 563 square kilometres. Agriculture is the main economic activity with the major crops grown being tea, maize, millet, bananas, avocado, papaya, sweet potatoes and cassava. Livestock rearing, horticulture, bee keeping and tea processing is also practiced in the county. The county’s main resources are forests, rocks, gold mines and rivers. Potential business opportunities in the county include: construction of modern abattoirs, fish hatcheries and cold storage plants for fish and coolers for milk, development and rehabilitation of water catch points, rehabilitation and construction of roads, upgrading of lighting systems, installation, drilling and equipping boreholes and establishment of ICT digital villages.


    Area : 55.84 km2
    Population : 0.66 million
    Human Development Index : 0.42
    Website : https://www.wajir.go.ke/
    Size of non gazetted forests : 1 240 Ha
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 222,21 tons

    Description :
    Wajir county is inhabited predominantly by people of Somali ethnic community. The economy of the county is largely livestock production. The county is considered to be the livestock capital of Kenya with a vibrant goats and sheep market. Investment opportunities in Wajir county mainly consists of: i) Livestock farming and by products processing ii) Renewable energy, for setting up solar and wind plants iii) Commercial farming and horticulture through irrigation as the county sits on Merti and Tamicha aquifer and has abundant supply of water iv) Prospecting minerals such as limestone.


    Area : 8.42 km2
    Population : 0.51 million
    Human Development Index : 0.45
    Website : https://www.westpokot.go.ke/
    Size of non gazetted forests : 11 740 Ha
    Beef production (annual) : 627 tons
    Cereals crop production (annual) : 50 834,50 tons
    Milk production (annual) : 7,74 millions of litres

    Description :
    The main economic drivers of West Pokot county consist of; i) Agriculture and livestock keeping with the main crops produced being maize, finger millet, potatoes, beans, onions sweet potatoes, green grams, peas, mangoes, oranges, bananas, coffee and pyrethrum and ii) Tourism particularly from Nasolot Game reserve, scenic sites and Marich escarpment. Business potential in the county includes mining with key minerals such as limestone, gold and ruby remaining unexploited. Massive limestone deposits are also in Sebit, Ortum, Muino, and Alale and a cement industry is being proposed to be established in Sebit to fully exploit these deposits. Additionally, full exploitation of the tourist sites in the county through construction of accommodation facilities is a potential business opportunity for investors.