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Kisumu, which literally means a place of barter trade "sumo" and officially known as Kisumu City, is the Kenyan inland port city on Lake Victoria and the capital city of Kisumu County, Kenya.

It is the third largest city in Kenya after the capital, Nairobi, and the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu is the principal city of western Kenya, the immediate former capital of Nyanza Province, the headquarters of Kisumu County and the proposed headquarters of the Lake Region Economic Block, which is a conglomeration of 15 counties in Western Kenya.


Kisumu East; Kisumu West; Kisumu Central; Seme; Nyando; Muhoroni; Nyakach

To learn more about Kisumu County, visit

For the approved 2018-2022  Kisumu County Integrated Development Plan, download at