Machakos County

Geography:
This county borders seven counties which are Muranga, Kiambu, Nairobi, Kajiado, Makueni, Kitui and Embu and  covers a total area of  6,208 Km2 . The county comprises of four districts namely Machakos, Kangundo, Yatta and Mwala and six constitutncies (Machakos town, Masinga, Yatta, Kangundo, Kathiani and Mwala. The county capital is Machakos town.

Temperature and rainfall:
Temperatures range from a minimum of between 9.1 to a maximum of 26.7 0C and rainfall ranges from 500 mm - 900 mm per annum.

Population
The total population in Machakos county is 1,098,584 (Male – 49.4%, Female – 50.6%) comprising of 52% urban and 48% rural population. The population density is 177 people per Km2 and the  number of households is 186,297.

Natural resources and economic activities
The natural resources in the county include wildlife, Hills, building sand, water (rivers), pasture and land. The main economic activities/industries include farming, beekeeping, trade, dairy farming, limited coffee, Eco-tourism, Businesses and manufacturing. Agricultural products are such as mangoes, pawpaws, watermelons; maize, cow peas, beans, pigeon peas and lentils, livestock

Location of the project trials in county:

 

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