Richest counties in Kenya

This is a list of richest counties in Kenya by GDP

Kenya has 47 counties. So which is the richest county among all the 47 counties of Kenya ?. In this counties resources and wealth like many parts of sub-Sahara Africa are not shared equitably.

A quick draft on the top ten richest counties in Kenya include:

  • Nairobi
  • Nakuru
  • Kiambu
  • Mombasa
  • Nyandarua
  • Machakos
  • Meru
  • Kisumu
  • Bungoma
  • Kakamega

We have compiled a comprehensive list of the top ten richest counties in Kenya.We have also made comparison to other countries with similar GDP according to Wikipedia

1. Nairobi

Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya and one of the biggesy metrapolis system in the world is also the richest county in Kenya.The GDP of Nairobi County is equivalent to that of Armenia and 3 times larger in economic terms than Nakuru

2. Nakuru County

Nakuru County , although bigger in geograhical size than Nairobi comes second. Major towns in Nakuru County include Nakuru Town, Naivasha, Molo, Njoro and Giggil. It is home to one of the best Universities in Kenya, the Egerton University. In terms of economic comparison, Nakuru county can be compared to a Caribbean country called Timor-Leste. Major activities boosting Nakuru county economy includes Agriculture, Tourism, Real Estate, Industrilisation and Trading.

3. Kiambu County

Kiambu county can attribute It’s economic success to It’s proximity to the capital Nairobi. Infact Kiambu environs are considered as part of the sururbs of Nairobi City. Many workers of Nairobi live in Kiambu. The key economic drive helping Kiambu includes Agriculture, Real Estate , service sector and manufacturing

4. Mombasa County

Mombasa county is home to the second largest city in Kenya, Mombasa City.Mombasa Port is a major port in Africa serving not only Kenya but other landlocked East Africa Nations like Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. Mombasa is a historical city that took part in human civilisation with major evidence like the Old Town and Fort Jesus still intact up to today. It is said the Swahili Language originated from Mombasa spreading to the interior of Africa

West African country of Lesotho has equal GDP with Mombasa. Major economic activities driving Mombasa County

5. Nyandarua County

Nyandarua county, located in central parts of Kenya is the 5th richest county in Kenya. Agriculture is the main economic activity in this county

6. Machakos County

Machakos county is one of the fastest growing regions in Kenya Today.

7. Meru County

The county is known for producing khat. Meru exports khat worth billions of shillings to the neighbouring Somalia and Ethiopia thus making it to the top ten richest counties in Kenya is not a surprise.

8. Kisumu County

Kisumu county boosts of a major inland port sitting on Lake Victoria making it to trade with the neighbouring countries that share

9. Bungoma County

10. Kakamega County

Over the next coming years this list of richest counties in Kenya is going to change rapidly. Kenya as a developing nation is experiecing a lot of changes. There are many counties which have great potential to grow that did not make it in this list.

It is important to note that among the 47 counties of Kenya, the least developed include Lamu county, Turkana county which is also the biggest county in Kenya and the county of Marsabit.

In conclusion, this is a list of all Kenya Counties descending order in terms of Wealth according to Wikipedia and National Bureau of Standards

1. Nairobi County

2. Nakuru County

3. Kiambu County

4. Mombasa County

5. Nyandarua County

6. Machakos County

7. Meru County

8. Kisumu County

9. Bungoma County

10. Kakamega County

11. Narok County

12. Nyeri County

13. Muranga County

14. Kisii County

15. Uasin Gishu County

16. Bomet County

17. Elgeyo-Marakwet County

18. Kericho County

19. Nandi County

20. Kilifi County

21. Trans-Nzoia County

22. Homabay County

23. Kajiado County

24. Embu County

25. Nyamira County

26. Kitui County

27. Makueni County

28. Kirinyaga County

29. Migori County

30. Siaya County

31. Baringo County

32. Busia County

33. Kwale County

34. Laikipia County

35. Turkana County

36. Tharaka Nithi County

37. Vihiga County

38. Taita Taveta County

39. West Pokot County

40. Garissa County

41. Wajir County

42. Mandera Count

43. Marsabit County

44. Tana River County

45. Lamu County

46. Samburu County

47. Isiolo County

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