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Living in Kisii, Kenya:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Kisii, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 12 people living in Kisii what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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You need to learn a bit of Swahili or Kisii for you to communicate easily with the locals because English is not widely spoken.

The city is located, approximately, 300 kilometres west of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. It forms part of Nyanza province and its county 45 of Kenya’s 47 counties with a population of about 800,000. The city is one of the few 24 hour economies in the country and has major fast exchange in money and thus promoting the Kenyan economy.

Sharon, says: 2020

It’s on a highland area where the climate is suitable for agriculture. The climate is cold and wet. Farmers plant bananas, tea and coffee. The staple food for Kisii is bananas. People in Kisii are mostly the bantus who speak their native language. It is a nice beautiful town.

Kisii is a highland thus it’s cold at most times of the year. It experiences adequate rainfall throughout the year. It is a major urban center in south-western Kenya. It is the capital of the Kisii County which has a population of 1,266,860 according to the Kenya National Census of 2019. It is a bustling town and a home to several businesses, organizations, educational institutions and government agencies. Kisii municipality sits right at the center 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.

Conrad, says: 2020

It is a cold city in a hilly surrounding. It rains most of the time year-round. It is therefore very and always green. Its people have been listed as the most hospitable in the country. According to the nation’s recent census statistics, it has more women than men.

Annette, says: 2020

Kisii is a densely populated city. A lot of people who reside in this city are immigrants from the neighboring cities. a lot of people prefer residing in Kisii due to a favorable climate. There is plenty of food also and life is cheap compared to other cities in the country.

Sydney, says: 2020

Kisii city is the best agricultural town in Kenya as many of its residents are great Farmers. Food is available in plenty and everybody would love it at a cheap prize. There are so many cheap renting apartments and large pieces of land the can be bought at a very low price. It’s a low profile place where everyone will like to stay.

Teresia, says: 2020

Should know how to relate well with people and be generous. This city is quite densely populated and consists of various communities. This city is very peaceful. The weather is favourable and we do not experience seasons such as winter, summer, spring and autumn. We depend on farm produce.

Kisii is the best agricultural town in Kenya whereby the cost of living is low and encouraging. There are prominent jobs in the area making addition income to anybody available easily. Availability of cheap renting apartments and customer friendly land sellers is also a perfect reason for you to live in Kisii land.

Nimrod, says: 2020

It is very cheap to rent a house or buy a plot of land to build your house. There is plenty of agricultural work making it easier for you to access food at a lower cost. Kisii has competent personnel hence your stay is a lot easier.

Kisii is one of the best cities having a good climate and fertile soil for farming. Good transport system for transportation of goods. The city has different tourist attraction sites. Water availability for irrigation purposes. My city offers a good environment for businesses to growth and has attracted many investors.

Kisii is a city in Kenya known for green plantain as the staple food. It is a cosmopolitan city with people from all over the country. It’s mountainous terrain makes it a good site seeing city for low land areas which attracts visitors of all kind for leisure and entertainment.

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