Kakamega

at a glance

Kakamega was so named because the word “kakamega” translates roughly to “pinch” in Luhya, which was used to describe how European colonists would eat the staple food, ugali. The British developed Kakamega for defensive purposes in 1903, and by 1920 it had become the district headquarters. The discovery of gold in 1931 brought an influx of settlers and greatly increased the town’s population. Kakamega is a town in western Kenya and is the headquarters of Kakamega County that has a population of 1,867,579 according to the 2019 census. Kakamega county is Kenya’s second most populous county after Nairobi. The county has 9 constituencies in total, namely Butere, Mumias East, Matungu, Khwisero, Shinyalu, Lurambi, ikolomani, Lugari and Malava. Local Inhabitants are mostly the Luhya tribe, whose economic activity is mainly farming and fishing. It is home to Kakamega is home to Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology and other primary and secondary school.

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Properties

Kakamega

Schools

Kakamega School, Bishop Sulumeti Girls Secondary School, Musingu Boys High School, St. Patrick’s Secondary School – Ikonyero, Kakamega Hill School, Lirhanda Girls High School, Kakamega Township Secondary School, Ematetie Primary School, Fesbeth Academy Kakamega, Shikunga Secondary School, Amalemba Primary School, Bushiangala Secondary School, Shieywe high school, Ikonyero Primary School, Lwanda Secondary School, Daisy Special School, Rosterman Primary School, Matende Primary School

Food & Drink

Kuku Joint (Amazon Hotel) Tuskys, Big Bites Coffee Shop, Red Crown Restaurant, Golf CLUB Kakamega Branch

Medical

Bliss GVS Healthcare Mega Mall Kakamega Clinic, Aga Khan Kakamega Outpatient Health Centre, MERIDIAN MEDICAL CENTRE KAKAMEGA, Lupe Medical & Dental Clinic, Marie Stopes Kenya-Kakamega, Western Endoscopy And Surgicare Centre, St. Paul’s Clinic, Emusonga, St. Raphael Hospital, Optik Kenya Limited Kakamega Branch, St Elizabeth Mission Hospital Mukumu, Sekem Health Clinic, Kiwanda cha Tumaini medical center, Jumuia Hospitals, Avedi Health Clinic, Lwesero, Optica – Opticians, Shianda Health centre, Lutaso Mission Hospital, Mugomari Health Centre

Daycare

The Jansons Daycare, Jabstir

Entertainment Joints

Bliss GVS Healthcare Mega Mall Kakamega Clinic, Aga Khan Kakamega Outpatient Health Centre, MERIDIAN MEDICAL CENTRE KAKAMEGA, Lupe Medical & Dental Clinic, Marie Stopes Kenya-Kakamega, Western Endoscopy And Surgicare Centre, St. Paul’s Clinic, Emusonga, St. Raphael Hospital, Optik Kenya Limited Kakamega Branch, St Elizabeth Mission Hospital Mukumu, Sekem Health Clinic, Kiwanda cha Tumaini medical center, Jumuia Hospitals, Avedi Health Clinic, Lwesero, Optica – Opticians, Shianda Health centre, Lutaso Mission Hospital, Mugomari Health Centre

Swimming Pool

Kakamega Golf Hotel, Rondo Retreat Centre

Kid play Areas

Police Stations

Kakamega Police Station, Kondele Police Station, Matete Police Station, Mudete Police Station And Divisional Headquarters, Malava Police Station, Butere Police Station, Khumusalaba Police Patrol Base, Mumias Police Station, Shinyalu Police Station

Grooming Spots

Executive Barber Shop – KINYOZI

Transportation

Kakamega Bus Station, Easy Coach Booking Office, Nakumatt Kakamega Parking, Modern Coast Booking Office – Kakamega, The Guardian Angel Booking, Ingotse-Navakholo Bus Park, Kisumu and Nairobi Bus stations, Vitina Stage, Western Express Coach, Mbale Booking Office, Kakamega Airstrip

Religious Centres

Jesus Celebration Center Kakamega, Dominion Worship Centre, Deliverance Church Kakamega, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Kakamega KENYA, Salvation army Church, Serve Ministries International, Sabatia Miracle Center

Thrift Stores

Garages

Sembi Motors, Tyretec – Kakamega, AutoXpress – Kakamega

Art Centres

Conferencing Facilities

Banks

Equity Bank Kakamega, Cooperative Bank Kakamega, Barclays Bank, Standard Chartered Bank Kakamega, National Bank-Kakamega, Diamond Trust Bank, Family Bank, KCB Kakamega, Spire Bank-Kakamega, Bank Of Baroda, PesaPoint POS Pharmart Ltd Kakamega, PesaPoint POS Oil Libya Shreeji Service Station, platinum credit kakamega, Kenya Women Finance Trust, Post Bank

Grocery Markets

Mama Watoto Supermarket, Tuskys, Maisha Mart Supermarket, Walias Supermarket, Khetias Yako Kakamega, Lubao Market

Service Stations

Total New Kakamega Service Station, Shell Petrol Station, Shreeji Service Station, Oilibya Kakamega

Fitness

Flora Health & Fitness Ltd, Western Bulls Rugby Gym & Club House, Soul Gym, Springs Health Club

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