Lamu County is located in the Northern Coast of Kenya and is one of the Six Coastal Counties in Kenya. 2022 Election: List of Registered Voters in Lamu County by Ward. It borders Tana River County in the southwest, Garissa County to the north, Republic of Somalia to the northeast and the Indian Ocean to the South. It lies 1° 40’ and 2° 30’ south and longitude 40° 15’ and 40° 38’ east. The county has a land surface of 6,273.1 km that include the mainland and over 65 islands that form the Lamu Archipelago. The total length of the coastline is 130 km while land water mass area stands at 308 km.
The county has 2 constituencies namely Lamu West and Lamu East. These two also consist of the two districts referred to as the sub-counties in Lamu County. Lamu West has Amu Mkomani, Shela, Hindi, Mkunumbi, Hongwe, Bahari and Witu Divisions while Lamu East has Faza, Basuba and Kiunga divisions. There are 10 wards, 23 locations, and 38 sub-locations in the county.
The main economic activities in the county include crop production, livestock production, fisheries, tourism and mining, most notably quarrying. Among the challenges facing Lamu is population growth owing to migration into Lamu from other parts of the country, fuelled partly by the anticipated opportunities accruing from the Lamu Port South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor. Other challenges include landlessness and poor land management, insufficient social services such as healthcare and education, inadequate supply of piped and fresh water, under-developed infrastructure, and food insecurity.
There are extensive mangrove forests in the area. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) registered 81,453 voters in Lamu county for the August 9th 2022 general election.
Here is a List of Registered Voters by Constituency and County Assembly Ward
Lamu East constituency – 22,047
101. Faza – 16,515
102. Kiunga – 4,583
103. Basuba – 949
Lamu West constituency – 59,406
104. Shella – 3,632
105. Mkomani – 12,571
106. Hindi – 8,533
107. Mkunumbi – 8,866
108. Hongwe – 5,071
109. Witu – 9,697
110. Bahari – 11,036
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