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Akamba Aid Fund in Kenya

Kitui county shares its borders with seven counties. Kitui means ‘the land of where iron goods are made’. Its capital and biggest town is Kitui, with a number of smaller towns including Mwingi and Kyuso. It has a population of approx.1,136,187. Christianity is the dominant religion.

The landscape of Kitui county is generally flat with an isolated hill and meandering seasonal rivers. The area has two rainy seasons: October to November, with more reliable rainfall, and March to April.  Water is often scarce and the area is hot and arid with temperatures ranging between 27-36 degrees Celsius.

Poor housing, malnutrition, low income, lack of food and the risk of disease for both humans and animals is common.