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Overview

Makueni County is located in the southern part of Eastern province. Temperatures range from minimum of between 12 0C to a maximum of 28 0C while rainfall range from 150mm to 650 mm per annum. It has 3 Local Authorities (Town Councils of Wote, Mtito Andei and County Council of Makueni) Wote town is the administrative capital of the county.

Economy of Makueni County

Commercial agriculture maily cotton and fruit farming is done in the lower parts of the county. Other crops grown are maize, beans, peas, millet, sorgum, sweet potatoes and cassava. Dairy farming is also undertaken both for subsistence and commercial purposes.

A dozen of water management community projects that include dams, irrigation schemes and boreholes have improved the County’s overall water supply resulting in a boost in both agricultural and horticultural production.

The world famous Chyulu Hills National Park is home to the longest lava tube in the world. The park, its lava tube along with the caves and wildlife, are major tourist attractions of tourists to the area. There are a number of tourist hotels and lodges however opportunities exist in developing more of such facilities to tap into the growing tourist market.

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