Embu County Profile, Government, Economy, Hotels, Location




Embu County Governor, Deputy Governor, Senator, Women Representative, Constituencies, Wards, MCAs, County Assembly

Listed below is the full list of Embu County Governors, Deputy Governors, Senators, County Women Representatives in the National Assembly, MCAs in the Embu County Assembly from the year 2013 when devolution came into place in Kenya.

The table below gives the fine details of this County.

Embu County (County Code 014)

Embu County Governors since 2013

Embu County Governor

2017 – 2022

Governor: Martin Wambora

(Party: Jubilee )
Deputy Governor: David Kariuki

Embu Town Town,
Embu County,
Kenya.

Embu County Kenya

2013 – 2017

Governor: Martin Wambora

(Party: TNA in Jubilee Coalition)
Deputy Governor: Dorothy Nditi

Embu County Senators since 2013

Embu County Senator

2017 – 2022

Senator: Peter Njeru Ndwiga

(Party: Jubilee)

2013 – 2017

Senator: Lenny Kivuti

Party: APK in Jubilee Coalition

Embu County Women Representatives since 2013

Embu County Women Representative

2017 – 2022

Women Representative: Jane Wanjuki Njiru

(Party: Jubilee)

2013 – 2017

Women Representative: Rose Rwamba Mitaru

Party: TNA in Jubilee Coalition

Counties bordering Embu County

These are the counties that boarder Embu County
Tharaka-Nithi County, Kitui County, Machakos County, Kirinyaga County

Constituencies in Embu County

These are the constituencies that are located within Embu County
Manyatta Constituency (Code 63), Runyenjes Constituency (Code 64), Mbeere South Constituency (Code 65), Mbeere North Constituency (Code 66)

Wards in Embu County

These are the wards that are in Embu County
Manyatta Constituency

1. Gaturi South
2. Kirimari
3. Kithimu
4. Mbeti North
5. Nginda
6. Ruguru/Ngandori

Mbeere North Constituency

1. Evurore
2. Muminji
3. Nthawa

Mbeere South Constituency

1. Kiambere
2. Makima
3. Mavuria
4. Mbeti South
5. Mwea

Runyenjes Constituency

1. Central Ward
2. Gaturi North
3. Kagaari North
4. Kagaari South
5. Kyeni North
6. Kyeni South

Economic Activities in Embu County

These are the major economic activities in Embu County
Agriculture

Agriculture is the backbone and livelihood of the people of Embu County. The upper part of Embu County relies mainly on cash crops such as coffee and tea while the lower part mainly produces food crops such as maize, beans, cow peas, bananas, sorghum, tomatoes, pawpaw, avocado and citrus fruits.

The County heavily relies on Agriculture as the source of livelihood for its people and also as the main economic activity.

Dairy farming is concentrated in the upper parts of the County while in the lower parts indigenous breeds are reared. The main types of animals reared include cattle,goats, sheep and chicken. Rabbit rearing has also become an attractive venture to the farmers.

Tourism
Mount Kenya
Tourism is a key sub-sector that has a high potential in the County for both local and international tourists. Some of the available sites include caves, waterfalls and rocky hills for rock climbers. The County is also a gateway to Mt. Kenya which, if aggressively marketed can bring huge incomes to the County.

The County is also a host to a number of hydro-electric power dams which are a source of tourist attraction for both local and international tourists.The major dams that generate hydroelectric power for the Country are partly in Embu County. These dams include Kiambere, Gitaru, Kindaruma and Masinga all of which are situated along the Tana River.

Two National reserves namely; Mwea and Mt. Kenya that are managed by KWS have great potential for the tourism industry in the County.

Other potential tourist attractions include the Nthenge Njeru water falls near Kirimiri.

Prominent Personalities in Embu County

These are the major economic activities in Embu County
1. Rev. Mutava Musyimi (Mbeere South)
2. Charles Muriuki Njagagua (Mbeere North)
3. John Muchiri Nyaga (Manyatta)
4. Cecily Mutitu Mbarire (Runyenjes)
5. Martin Nyaga Wambora (Governor, Embu)
6. Nahashon Nyaga (Former CBK Governor)
7. Lenny Kivuti (Embu Senator)

Accommodation Facilities in Embu County

These are the notable hotels, motels and accommodation facilities in Embu County
1. Palmdew Highlands Hotel
2. The Kryptonite Hotel
3. Whispering Hills Embu
4. Eden Park Safari Lodge
5. Highway Court Hotel
6. Chrisam Hotel
7. Oriental Palace
8. Grand Venus Hotel
9. Catch 22 Lounge & Lodge
10. Riverside Guest House
11. Royal Minni Inn
12. Yoeligen Guest House
13. Kwetu Lodge
14. Embu Slopes Restaurant
15. Slopes Villa Hotel
16. Maina Highway Hotel
17. Izaak Walton Inn
18. Gemco Lodge

Author: Laban Thua Gachie

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