Below are the top 5 richest counties in Kenya based on GDP per capita according to a recent report by the World Bank.
1. Kiambu; $1,785
This is the home to Thika Town which houses many industries such as Broadways Bakery, Bidco Oil Refineries, CMC motor vehicle assembly line and Thika Coffee Mills.
2 : Nyeri: $1,503
Tourism and agriculture are the backbones of county’s economy as it neighbours rich agricultural fields and popular tourist attractions such as the Aberdare National Park and Mount Kenya.
3 : Kajiado: $1,466
Amboseli National Park which is one of country’s top tourist attractions generates income to this county.
4 : Nakuru: $ 1,413
Nakuru County is the fourth largest county in Kenya after Nairobi, Kakamega and Kiambu. Agriculture and tourist attractions are the major economy backbones of the Rift valley based county.
5 : Kwale: $1,406
Kwale is mainly an inland county, but it has coastline south of Mombasa. Tourism generates much to its economy.