Regional competitiveness and comparative advantage
  1. Blue Economy
  2. Extractives
  3. Manufacturing & SEZs
  4. Tourism Resort City
  5. Agribusiness
  6. Pwani University

Kilifi

The Leisure County

The County capital is Kilifi and its largest town is Malindi. The county has a population of 1,109,735. It covers an area of 12,245.90 km2 (4,728.17 sq mi).  The county is located north and northeast of Mombasa. 

Tourism and fishing in Kilifi are major economic activities due to its proximity to the Indian Ocean. The county has some of the best beaches and popular resorts and hotels. Other attractions include historical sites such as the Mnarani ruins that date 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 exist in its revival