Siaya County is one of the counties in the former Nyanza Province in the southwest part of Kenya. It is bordered by Busia County to the north, Kakamega County and Vihiga County‘s to the northeast and Kisumu County to the southeast. It shares a water border with Homa Bay County which is located south of Siaya County. The total area of the county is approximately 2,496.1 km2. The county lies between latitude 0° 26’ to 0° 18’ north and longitude 33° 58’ east and 34° 33’ west. Siaya has been split up into six new districts. Under the Constitution 2010, the role of districts are still unclear as much of administrative authority is being transferred to the county. The capital is Siaya, even though the largest town is Bondo. Siaya is one of the 47 counties in Kenya which is located in the Nyanza Region within The Lake Victoria Basin. It covers an area of 2,530.5Km2and it has a population of 842,304 people. It’s headed by Governor Cornel Rasanga who was re-elected in the 2017 general elections using the ODM Party Ticket. The county headquarters are located in Siaya Town.
Simerro – A village in Rangala Sub Location, Sidindi Ward, Ugunja Sub Sounty in Siaya County
Nyamila- A village in Nyamila Sub Location, North Alego Location, the birth place of the late criminal lawyer Silvanus Melea Otieno and the late Reverend Elisha Otieno Wauna
Usenge, a village in Kagilo Sub-Location, Central Gem ward in Siaya County. Kagilo is the birth place of Dr Joseph Aluoch husband to Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch, a judge at the ICC.
Got Regea, was the first black Kenyan cabinet minister in the Colonial Period was born in 1913- Mr. Appolo Ohanga
Ukalama, a village in ugunja sub-county, sigomere division, north uholo location, tingare east sub-location. This village is where the first uholo-north location chief inspector, Mr. Onyango Sylvester Wandayi, grandfather of Mr. opondo Alvin Omondi, was born.
Nyabenge, a village in Abom sublocation, North sakwa location, Maranda Division of Bondo District where the Arch Bishop of New Jerusalem Roho Israel Church Jashon Odhiambo Were was born.
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