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Busia county

Busia Border Post
Busia County: Source, Google Maps


Busia is a County in the Western region of Kenya with its headquarters in Busia town. It borders Uganda and acts as a border point for the Country. Busia town has a portion of it extending into Uganda.

Busia county consists of mainly two tribes, the Samia and The Teso Community.

Economic Practises

Agriculture and trade are the main economic activities in the county. Sugarcane is grown as a cash crop in the county. Busia Sugar factory was established to process sugarcane grown in the County. With Busia acting as a border point for the country, trade is conducted in the County between Kenyans and Ugandans.

Tourists and travelers also engage in buying goods and services in the town. Foreign exchange, exchange of currency is also a business in the county (Conversion of Kenyan Currency to Ugandan Currency and Vice Versa).

Population and Administration

Busia is divided into seven Sub county’s namely: Munyala, Busia, Butula, Nambale, Samia, Teso North and Teso South. The County has a population of around 886,856 people according to the 2019 Kenyan Census.

Education Institutions

The county has several educational institutions’ including Alupe University College and  Busia College of Science and technology.