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(In Photos): Kenya’s Top 10 poorest (most impoverished) counties 2020-2022, Gross Domestic Product in 2020, predisposing factors and opportunities for growth

Mandera, Bomet and Elgeyo Marakwet lead in the list of top 10 poorest (impoverished) counties 2020/2021

(In Photos): Kenya’s Top 10 poorest (most impoverished) counties 2020-2022, Gross Domestic Product in 2020, predisposing factors and opportunities for growth
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(In Photos): Kenya’s Top 10 poorest (most impoverished) counties 2020-2022, Gross Domestic Product in 2020, predisposing factors and opportunities for growth

Mandera, Bomet and Elgeyo Marakwet lead in the list of top 10 poorest (impoverished) counties 2020/2021

External links with related content

https://eafeed.com/poorest-counties-in-kenya/

https://victormatara.com/list-of-top-10-poorest-counties-in-kenya-2018/

https://www.worldbank.org/en/country/kenya/overview

Kenya has got a total of 47 counties. Based on their different geographical locations, each county has got different resources hence leading regional imbalance in terms of wealth distribution.

Besides, some counties in Kenya are battling greater challenges such as corruption and impunity when it comes to misappropriation of public funds and resources making them lag in their Gross Domestic Product.

In this article, we shall explore the list of top 10 poorest (most impoverished) counties 2020-2022

 

  1. Mandera County: GDP per capita Kshs 26, 700

At the moment, Mandera County tops the list of poorest Kenyan counties. With a GDP per capita of only Kshs 26, 700, Mandera County is a desert of favorable predisposing factors for wealth generation.

Mandera County is majorly dry, thus rendering it sterile for Agricultural activities. Besides, Mandera County is a terror-stricken region a key bottleneck in economic development and acquisition of formal education.

  1. Bomet County: GDP per capita in 2020 stands at Kshs 28, 200.

In the second position comes Bomet County whose GDP per capita in 2020 stands at Kshs 28, 200.

Despite being surrounded by major towns such as Sotik and Bomet and a safe location-within the Rift Valley Region of Kenya, Bomet County remains one of the poorest counties in Kenya 2020.

  1. Elgeyo Marakwet: GDP per capita of only Kshs 29, 600

Elgeyo Marakwet is located in the Rift Valley Region of Kenya. With a GDP per capita of only Kshs 29, 600, Elgeyo Marakwet is the third poorest county in Kenya in 2020.

Its major town is Iten and it borders West Pokot County to the North, Baringo County to the East and Uasin Gishu to the Southwest and west.

  1. Samburu County: GDP per capita of only Kshs 29, 880

With a GDP per capita of only Kshs 29, 880, Samburu County is the 4th poorest county in Kenya 2020/2021.

Some of the major towns which can be utilized for economic growth include Maralal, Baragoi, South Horr, Wamba, Lodosoit, kama and Archers Post.

  1. West Pokot: GDP Per Capita Kshs 30, 800.

The Gross Domestic Product for West Pokot County in 2020/2021 is only Kshs 30, 800.

This qualifies West Pokot County as the 5th poorest county in Kenya 2020/2021.

  1. Migori County: GDP per capita in 2020 stands at Kshs 31, 500

Migori County’s GDP per capita in 2020 stands at Kshs 31, 500. This makes it be ranked as the 6th poorest County in Kenya 2020-2022.

Opportunities for growth in Migori County include the Isebania border post to the East African economy, sizeable meat industry and Sony Sugar Company.

  1. Turkana County: GDP per Capita is Kshs 31, 700

Laden with dry areas, Turkana County has featured in the list of top 10 poorest counties in Kenya 2020.

Most of its occupants are illiterate and malnourished. Turkana County’s Gross Domestic Product per Capita stands at Kshs 31, 700 making it the 7th poorest county in Kenya 2020/2021.

Opportunities for growth in Turkana include gold panning and oil extraction.

  1. Busia County: GDP per capita is Kshs 32, 000.

Even though Busia County can ably support Agriculture, it still features in the list of top 10 poorest counties in Kenya 2020.

The GDP per capita for Busia County in 2020-2021 is Kshs 32, 000.

Some of Busia County’s opportunities for growth include Agribusiness and the busy Busia Border which provides a conducive environment for business opportunities.

  1. Baringo County: Baringo County’s GDP per capita is Kshs 32, 200.

Baringo County is ranked as the 9th poorest county in Kenya 2020/2021.

Baringo County’s GDP per capita is Kshs 32, 200.

Opportunities for growth in Baringo County include agribusiness, tourism and wildlife.

  1. Homabay County: Homabay County’s GDP per capita in 2020 is estimated to be Kshs 32, 500.

Also listed among the top 10 counties in Kenya with the highest new HIV infections, Homabay County is one of the poorest counties in Kenya 2020.

Homabay County’s GDP per capita in 2020 is estimated to be Kshs 32, 500.

Homabay County’s poverty rate is 44.1%.

Opportunities for growth in Homabay County include literacy and business.

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