The Kenyan constitution of 2010 allowed for the creation of Makueni county through devolution in 2013. Its major town and capital are both called Wote, and it is part of Kenya's Eastern Province. The county has 987,653 residents as of 2019, according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. It shares boundaries with Machakos to the north, Kitui to the east, Taita Taveta to the south, and Kajado to the west. It has a 5.6 percent household level and a land area of 8,008.9km2. With an average temperature range of 15°C–26°C, the county has arid climate conditions. Kamba people make up the majority of the county. The county is divided into six subcounties: Makueni, Kaiti, Kilome, Kibwezi East, Kibwezi West, and Mbooni.
The county's governor, Professor Kivutha Kibwana, works effectively with the county assembly to coordinate problems involving development planning, technology, agriculture, industrialization, and infrastructure improvement. Makindu, Emali, and Sultan Hamud are the major towns that serve as the area's commercial center. Minerals like limestone abound in the county. The main cash crops farmed in the county, mangoes and avocados, are sold in Makindu Town, which serves as its commercial center.
Through the Kenya Urban Support Programme, the World Bank has made investments in the county, including the installation of high mast floodlights to improve security, the building of boreholes for the neighborhood, and the beautifying of the town of Wote.
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