Position and size

Vihiga County whose headquarters is in Mbale is Located in the Western Region of Kenya. It boarders Nandi to the East, Kisumu County to the South, Siaya County to the West and Kakamega County to the North. 

It is one of the four Counties in the former Western Province. 

Vihiga County has five Constituencies; 

Luanda

Emuhaya 

Hamisi

Sabatia

Vihiga

The County’s population stands at 612,000. With an annual population growth rate of 2.51%, the population was projected to be 688,778 by the year 2017. It has an annual fertility rate of 5.1% which explains the high population rise. However, the age distribution is given as 0-14 years (45%), 15-64 years (49%), 65 years and above (6%) with the youth representing 25% of the population.

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