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Nyanza TSC Merit List; July 2022 Shortlisted

Nyanza TSC Merit List; July 2022 Shortlisted.

The Nyanza region is made up of the former provincial administration unit’s six counties. 

Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisii, and Nyamira are among the counties that straddle Lake Victoria and form part of the Lake Region Economic Block (LREB). 

The region is located in southwest Kenya, around Lake Victoria, and includes part of the eastern edge of Lake Victoria. 

It is primarily inhabited by the Luo, Kisiis, Kurias, and Luhyas. 

The region’s name is derived from Nyanza, a Bantu word that means a large body of water, and it covers an area of 12,477.1 KM2. 

The climate in the area is tropical and humid.

According to the 2019 census, the region’s population is 6,269,579, with Siaya having a population of 993,183, Kisumu having a population of 1,155,574, Homa Bay having a population of 1,131,950, Migori having a population of 1,116,436, Kisii (1,266,860), and Nyamira having a population of 605,576.

The region has seen the collapse of the formal sector and industrial activities over the last two decades.

Massive unemployment, deteriorating education standards, and poverty condemn many residents, particularly youth, to a life of deprivation and hopelessness.

High levels of dependency stifle savings and investment, and the vicious circle condemns the majority of the population to perpetual poverty, impeding the region’s economic growth. 


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Due to a lack of investment by successive governments and exploitation by industry cartels, the fishing industry has not transformed the lives of the inhabitants despite its contribution to the gross domestic product.

The region continues to be one of Kenya’s regions with the greatest potential for growth based on resources.

Thus, devolution, if well implemented, would greatly enable the region to capitalize on these opportunities.

Economic empowerment, which includes poverty eradication, job creation, adoption of better agricultural practices, and enabling communities to have sustainable financial bases, leads the community’s pressing needs at 34%, followed by educational needs, which include bursaries and scholarships, free education for all, and the availability of vocational training institutions at 16%, and security, peace, and stability at 5%.

Nyanza TSC Merit List; July 2022 Shortlisted

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