western-kenya


6 years ago

Small Scale Maize Farmers In Western Kenya

Western Kenya is famously recognized for its production of Kenya\'s staple food crop, maize. Areas in the Western region that practice small scale maize farming mainly come fromkakamega, Bungoma, Busia and Trans Nzoia counties, and some other parts of Nyanza and Rift Valley. However, all is not rosy for these hard working men and women because of the numerous troubles they have to go through.

Firstly, the lack of awareness of modern, improved technical knowhow and agrcultural practices. This can be attributed largely to a lack of sufficient interaction between farmers and extension   Continue reading ...


6 years ago

Key Tourist Attractions In Western Kenya

Though Western Kenya previously remained dull as a destination for tourists, the area is slowly coming to life. The rich agricultural lands may not have spectacles like beaches of the coast, lions and elephants of major parks in other regions but still a rich tourist site in Kenya. Some great attractions in Western Kenya include:

Lake Victoria

This is the second largest fresh water lake in the world. It currently has about 8 different species of fish, although historical records show that it harboured over 300 species of fish in the past. The lake is the h  Continue reading ...


6 years ago

Why Western Kenya Farmers Have Abandon SugarCane Farming

People from the Western Kenya are popularly recognized for their commitment to farming. They are excellent poultry (especially chicken, locally referred to as ingokho), maize and cane farmers. Whereas ingokho and maize combine to provide a rich, healthy diet, cane farming only serves to impoverish these hardworking men and women.

To begin with, a farmer who toils for over 12 months in his 1 acre piece of land only stands a chance of producing about 35 tons of raw cane. A ton of cane attracts a price of between kshs. 2000 and Kshs. 5000. Even if we take the highest possible price per  Continue reading ...


6 years ago

Factors Promoting Sugarcane Farming In Western Kenya

Western county is the largest producer of sugarcane in the country and many farmers are investing in the cash crop and eventually making alot of profit from it.The various sugarcane companies found at the place have encouraged  the development of infrastructure in the regions making it good for farmers to invest in the crop.Among many other reasons,the following are some of the factors promoting the farming of sugarcane in western kenya

Plenty Supply of Rainfall

Sugarcane needs plenty supply of rainfall and the western part of the country has good rainfall patterns an  Continue reading ...


7 years ago

Location Of Rift Valley Shuttle Services In Nairobi City Centre, Kenya

Transportation in Kenya is one of those contentious issues that continue to cause public debates now and again. As the private and public sectors in Kenya continue to disagree on travel issues, thousands of Kenyans are forced to endure less than stellar public transport. Comfort is often a hard to come by commodity while using public transportation in Kenya. And the lack of comfort is very inconveniencing especially to Kenyans who only desire peace and quiet while traveling. Rift Valley Shuttle Services in Nairobi is playing an important role in ensuring that Kenyans not only travel in styl  Continue reading ...


7 years ago

Location Of Machakos Country Bus Stage In Nairobi, Kenya

Most individuals in Kenya appreciate the value of a good rest. Indeed, holidays in Kenya are usually spent in the company of family and friends. Unfortunately, most Kenyan families need to travel up-country in order to fully embrace their socializing needs. Machakos Country Bus Stage in Nairobi is the place where many Kenyans go to when they want to travel long distance especially to the Western part of Kenya. Machakos Country Bus Stage in Kenya is a bus station in Nairobi that has buses to Nakuru, Bungoma, Eldoret, Kakamega, Kisumu, Homa Bay among many other parts of Kenya.

Locati  Continue reading ...


7 years ago

Bullfighting Event In Malinya Stadium Is A Tourist Attraction In Western Kenya

Bullfighting is a cultural practice that has become famous in western Kenya. Bullfighting in Kenya is majorly practiced by the residents of Kakamega County specifically in Shinyalu and Ikolomani constituencies. Bullfighting events in Kenya led to the establishment of a stadium in Ikolomani constituency for bullfighting known as Malinya Stadium in Kenya. Bullfighting event is usually a type of sport that the people in Western Kenya always conduct on some Saturdays and public holidays in Kenya. Bullfighting in Kenya has thousands of fans from Isukha, Idakho and Batsotso who are sub-tribes of   Continue reading ...


7 years ago

Kakamega Forest As A Tourist Attraction Site In Kakamega Town, Kenya

Kakamega Forest is one of the famous forests not only in the western region but also in Kenya. Kakamega Forest was gazetted as one of the important forests in Kenya in 1933 so as to protect the forest that acted as a source of rainfall attraction and an important water catchment area in Kenya.

The Kakamega forest in Western Kenya is surrounded by Nandi escarpment to the west. The Kakamega Forest makes Kakamega an evergreen town because of its rainfall that is distributed throughout the year. The forest in Kakamega covers an approximately 4,000 hectares of land. Kakamega Forest in Ke  Continue reading ...