Kenya , officially known as the Republic of Kenya, is a country in East Africa that lies on the equator, with the Indian Ocean to its south-east...
. It is the commercial and financial centre of Rachuonyo District
Rachuonyo District is an administrative district in the Nyanza Province of Kenya. Its capital town is Kosele, formerly it was located in Oyugis. The district has a population of 307,126 and an area of 945 km² . The district has two constituencies: Kasipul Kabondo and Karachuonyo.- External links :*...
in Nyanza Province
Nyanza Province of Kenya, is one of Kenya's eight administrative provinces. It is located in the southwest part of Kenya around Lake Victoria. Nyanza includes part of the eastern edge of Lake Victoria and is inhabited predominantly by the Luo. There are also Bantu-speaking tribes such as the...
, whose administrative headquarters are located some twenty kilometres away at Kosele. Oyugis is located 20 kilometres north of Kisii
Kisii town, located south-western Kenya, is the main urban and commercial centre in Gusii Highlands. A vibrant town, the Kisii municipality has a population of about 83,000, according to 2008 estimates. However, it has a large dependent metropolitan population of over 100,000 residents, as per the...
town along the major A1 highway. There is a smaller road (C26) connecting Oyugis to Kendu Bay
Kendu Bay is a bay and town in Kenya. The area is the part of Rachuonyo District in Homa Bay County. It is located on the shore of Lake Victoria along Katito-Homa-Bay road. Kosele, the district capital is 25 kilometres southeast of Kendu Bay...
while C18 road links Oyugis with western and southwestern Nyanza Province. Oyugis forms a town council with a population of 52,433, of whom 9,084 are classified urban (1999 census ).
Oyugis town has five wards: Ayoro/Nyandong'e, Mawira/Rabuor, Obisa, Sikri, Wire Hill/Migwa.