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Homabay County

Pilot town: Mbita

Mbita was selected to be Pilot town by the Homa Bay County Government because of its high potential in tourism, agriculture and fishing.

The town is located in Mbita sub-county, 35 km west of Homa Bay town, bordering Siaya and Lake Victoria. Mbita stretches into two wards within the sub-county, covering Mbita-Sindo ward from Kombe primary, and stretching over the causeway to Rusinga Island.

The main economic activity is fishing but with the improved water and road transport, tourism is slowing picking up as a valuable trade. Mbita’s international recognition also stems from the major research institute ICIPE that has its field station in the town.


Mbita resident washing clothes next to the market.