About Us


Mombasa County lies on the shores of the Indian Ocean along Kenya’s coastline. It is located on the South Eastern part of the Kenya Coast. It borders the Indian Ocean to the East and South East, Kilifi County to the North and Kwale to the West and South West.

Mombasa Island is connected to the Mainland in the South by Likoni Ferry, to the North by Nyali Bridge and to the West by MakupaCourseway. It is one of the smallest counties, with an area of 218.9KM2 and a population of 938,370. It serves as the capital city of the county with the largest sea port, the Kilindini harbor. It has an international airport and serves as a major tourist attraction for both local and international tourists.


Located in Coastal Kenya, it borders Kilifi County to the North, Kwale County to the South and the Indian Ocean to the East.

Area (Km2)
Population Density- people per Km2

Industries: Mombasa is an industrial hub with companies such as Bamburicement ,Pwani oil, Kapa oil refineries ltd, wood carving, textile, Food processing, packaging and export.

Fishing: these includes Deep Sea Fishing: for Marlin or fly-fishing for Sailfish, shark, swordfish, wahoo and tuda.

Entertainment: Mombasa’s northern shore is re-known for its vibrant 24 hour entertainment that include both family entertainment (water parks, cinemas, bowling, sports (watersports, mountain biking and go-karting), restaurant and night life.

Agriculture: sisal, sugarcane, cashewnuts, livestock keeping

Mining: of chrome ore, cement, salt, sand

Fiber- optic: There are major intercontinental under sea telecom cables reach the shore in Mombasa, connecting East Africa to the rest of the world and supporting a fast growing call centre in the area.


Strategic Themes

  • To Supporting the improvement of business and investment climate
  • To promote competitive and innovative industrial sector
  • To promote development of co-operatives
  • To promote confidence in measurements for trade
  • To promote utilization of renewable energy

Strategic Objectives

  • To promote private sector development through enterprise and entrepreneurship development.
  • Create an enabling and attractive environment for investments and industrial growth.
  • To develop a county policy on energy provision and promote utilization of renewable energy
  • To promote confidence in measurements for trade , ensure fair trading practices and consumer protection.
  • To promote development of co-operatives to enhance savings for investment

Functions of the Department.

  • Trade promotion
  • Industrial development and manufacturing
  • Renewable energy generation
  • Energy regulatory and reticulation
  • Cooperative societies
  • County market development and management
  • Electricity and gas reticulation
  • Administration of trade licensing and levies
  • Single Business Permits
  • Weights and measures, standard


Mombasa County Government offices
P.O. Box is 81599-80100.

Phone Number: 0785444001

Email: esupport@mombasa.go.ke