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Siaya County, Kenya

Category: Counties in Kenya
Population: 842,304
Area (Km 2): 2,530.5 Km 2
Constituencies: Ugenya, Ugunja, Alego Usonga, Gem, Bondo, Rarienda
Major Towns: Siaya (capital), Ugunja, Ukwala and Yala towns
Main Features: Fishing and fish trade.
Attractions: Yala Swamp and Wetlands, Ndanu Falls, Lake Kanyaboli and Lake Victoria.

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Siaya County is the administrative county of Nyanza province. The county is located in the south-western parts of Kenya bordering Busia County to the north and Kisumu County to the south-east.

Siaya County is inhabited by nine communities namely: Yimbo, Alego, Uyoma, Gem, Ugenya, Sakwa, Usonga, Asembo and Uholo. Siaya County shares the shores of Lake Victoria together with other neighbouring counties.

Siaya town the capital of the county is an economic hub with massive potential for providing for the country’s needs. Siaya has had various prominent persons call their origin including the US President Barack Obama.


Economic activities:

  • Fishing and fish trade.
  • Subsistence Agriculture and peasant farming


Banks in Siaya County:

  • Kenya Commercial Bank
  • Co-operative Bank
  • Family Bank
  • Standard Bank
  • Barclays Bank


Universities/ Colleges in Siaya County:

  • Siaya Institute of Technology
  • Kenya Medical Training College


Hospitals:

  • Siaya District hospital
  • St. John Clinic.

 

Attractions:

Siaya County is the home of The 44th  US President Barack Obama’s father.


Travel an Accommodation:

  • Siaya Hotel


Transport:

Siaya County is accessible by road and railway through neighbouring counties.


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