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Kisii is a city in southwestern Kenya. It is the main urban and commercial center in the Gusii Highlands and the South Nyanza region. A vibrant town, the Kisii town has a population of about 200,000, according to 2012 estimates.

Plus, it has a large dependent metropolitan population of over 100,000 residents, as per the latest national population and housing census of 2009. Kisii town is the capital of the Kisii County gorvernment. It was the headquarters of the original and larger Kisii District before it was split to create Nyamira District (in the north) and Gucha District (in the south).

With the new Kenya Constitution in August 27, 2010, Gucha District was re-absorbed back into Kisii County, whereas Nyamira District has been renamed Nyamira County.

Today, it is a bustling town and a home to several businesses, organizations, educational institutions and government agencies. Kisii municipality sits right at the centre of the western Kenya tourist circuit that includes the Tabaka Soapstone Carvings, Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Lambwe Valley Game Reserve and the entire Lake Victoria basin. The town continues to serve these former districts, the larger South Nyanza County and the Trans Mara area of western Narok County in commerce.


Kisii Level 5 Hospital was built in 1916 by the then colonial government to treat injured Soldiers. It has expanded over time and operated as a District hospital until 2007 when it was upgraded to a level 5 status.

The Kisii Level 5 Hospital is a regional referral hospital covering South Nyanza, South Rift and entire Gusii Region. It has a catchment of 3 million people and a staff establishment of about 500 workers and 13 specialists.

This facility offers all the four classes of services:

  • Curative

  • Preventive

  • promotive

  • Rehabilitative

Kisii level 5, has establish critical care services with the initiation of High Dependency Unit (HDU)Services from 20th July 2011,then and Palliative services and accident and emergency services.


We in GEP have partnered with several medical facilities to offer the following electives:

•Medical Technology
•Physical Therapy
•Rural Experience