Luanda is a market town in the Vihiga County of Kenya, located along the Kisumu-Busia highway. It was one of the administrative divisions in Emuhaya district between 2007 and 2009. Luanda is an important town that sits close to the border of Vihiga, Kisumu and by a shot Siaya Counties. It can be argued that Luanda is Vihiga County’s commercial capital. One thing is for certain though, Luanda is Vihiga’s, if not Mulembe’s, meat capital. I would argue that Luanda has the highest concentration of pork and beef butcheries per square mile.
It also must have the highest concentration of street food peddlers hawking bone soup, roast ox tongue, ox gonads, mutura and nyama ya kichwa in Western Kenya. However, as one indulges in these meat delights, be warned that it’s rumored that most meat here is ‘local’. This is to say that the meat is not certified.
Geography of Luanda, Kenya
Luanda is located a few kilometers from the Equator at Maseno, its geographical coordinates being 0° 0′ 0″ North, 34° 35′ 0″ East. As of 2019, The town has a population of 13,319 people and is a significant business point in Bunyore. Elevation is 1501 m.
Transport in Luanda, Kenya
It is also a transit point for road travellers connecting to various towns in Western Kenya. Major bus routes via Luanda include the Luanda-Maseno-Kisumu, Luanda-Siaya, Yala-Busia, Maseno-Kisumu, Ebwiranyi-Kombewa, Luanda-Emusire, Esiandumba-Akala-Bondo, Kima-Vihiga, Luanda-Kakamega, Mwichio-Emusire and Luanda-Yala through Es’saba, HaBuchichi and Ebuyangu.
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