Tharaka Nithi county borders Embu, Meru and Kitui Counties. It covers an area of 2,662.1 Km2 including 360 Kmof Mt Kenya forest. Administratively the County is sub-divided into five sub-counties of Tharaka North, Tharaka South, Chuka, Igambango’mbe and Maara. The County has 15 electoral wards. According to the 2019, Population census, it is estimated that Tharaka Nithi County has a population of 391,303.

County Planning and Budgeting Documents

The County Governments Act, 2012 dictates that no budgeting should be done without a planning framework in place. The very first plans most counties must produce are the County Integrated Development Plans (CIDPs). This document provides the development strategy a county adopts for the next five years. Although no specific date is provided for publishing these plans, each county must develop one at the start of each cycle every five years.

County Integrated Development
Plan 20180-2022

The Public Finance Management (PFM) Act sets the Annual Development Plan (ADP) as the main plan to anchor county annual budgets. In a sense, the ADP is the single year extract from the CIDP allowing for updates responding to current emerging issues in the economy.

Annual Development Plan 2018-2019

Annual Development Plan 2019-2020

The County Fiscal Strategy Paper (CFSP) sets out the total size of the budget, the sector ceilings (e.g., how much for education versus health), and identifies key priorities to be funded in a particular year. It should be published and publicized within one week of tabling in the county assembly (within one week of 28 February)

County Fiscal Strategy Paper 2019

The budget proposal from the county executive is the culmination of all the other documents and is the place where program and item level decisions in each county department are made and that must be reviewed by the public and assembly before approval. The Budget Estimates should be published and publicized within one week of 30.

Budget Estimate



You can access the Tharaka Nithi county government through the executive website and assembly website through the links below;

Tharaka Nithi County Government


How can i access documents that i need from the Tharaka Nithi County?

Most documents are usually listed on the download section of the county website, however in the case that its not, then one can do an oral or written submission to the respective department at the county government


Yes, the youth sector is represented under the Department of Education, Youth and social services

Does Tharaka Nithi county have tenders reserved for the youths

By Law, each county should reserve 30% of all procurement opportunities for the special group which include women, youth and people living with disabilities.

Tharaka Nithi county advertises its tender opportunities on their website.

What programmes does the county implement for the youths?

Most projects to be undertaken by the county are usually listed in the annual development plan. The plan is very detailed on the projects to be implemented by each department

How can i inquire anything about Tharaka Nithi County?

You can make inquiries to Tharaka Nithi county directly through their general inquiry platform or alternative if you need help, you can make inquiry to Youth agenda for support.