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Kakamega is a town in western Kenya lying about 30 km north of the Equator.It is the headquarters of Kakamega County. The town has a population of 99,987 (2009 census).Kakamega is 52 km north of Kisumu, the third largest city in Kenya and a port city on Lake Victoria. The average elevation of Kakamega is 1,535 metres.Kakamega county is Kenya’s second most populous county after Nairobi. The county has 9 constituencies in total namely Butere, Mumias, Matungu, Khwisero, Shinyalu, Lurambi, ikolomani, Lugari and malava. Kakamega was so named because the word “kakamega” translates roughly to “pinch” in Kiluhyah, which was used to describe how European colonists would eat the staple food, ugali.
The major economic activities include Large-Scale Sugarcane farming, Mixed farming and Commercial businesses. Agricultural products include Maize, Beans, Millet, Sugarcane, Tea, Dairy Products Sunflower, Soya beans.The County lies in the sugar belt and is home to Mumias Sugar Company, the largest sugar producing factory in Kenya. The county is synonymous with the ‘Boda- Boda’ (bicycle and motorcycle taxis) transport business which is also picking up in other parts of the country as the preferred transportation mode for short distance travel. Gold mining is also practiced using antiquated techniques, therefore, does not make enough income for the miners and is also a very risky venture.