Kilifi County is located on the coastal region. It covers an area of 12,639 sq km with temperatures ranging between 21 – 35 degrees C. and two seasons of rain. The county has 5 local authorities (Town Councils of Kilifi and Mariakani, County Councils of Kilifi and Malindi and Municipal Council of Malindi) Kilifi Town is the administrative capital.
Economy of Kilifi County
Tourism and fishing are major economic activities due to its proximity to the indian Ocean. The county boasts of some of the best beaches and popular resorts and hotels. Other attractions include historical sites such as the Mnarani ruins that dates back to between the fourteenth and seventeenth century.
The county has a strong industrial sector with the Mabati Rolling Mill and the Athi River Cement Factory contributing heavily to the region’s economy both in employment provision and income generation.
Opportunities exist in agriculture particularly dairy and crop farming thanks to fertile soils and a good weather pattern. The county had a successful cashew nut milling industry and opportunities eixist in its revival.