Unemployment here is at a crisis level and many young men leave home in search of jobs outside of Bungoma distorting the male-female balance in ages between 20 and 30 (see population structure in Open Data).
Kenya Railway was weakened through asset stripping that eventually brought down the mammoth enterprise to its knees. The infrastructure and the rolling stock were then privatised.
Bungoma has an advantage over other counties in its ability to develop a large service sector around links to neighbouring countries. The market in Central Africa is big and will remain so for the next two decades