Machakos County is county number 016 in the Kenya county numbering codes. The county is located in the Eastern region and borders Nairobi and Kiambu counties to the west, Embu to the north, Kitui to the east, Makueni to the south, Kajiado to the south west, and Muranga and Kirinyaga to the north west. It has a population of 1,421,932 as of 2019 and covers 6,208km². Machakos has eight (8) constituencies including
The county has been under the leadership of Governor Alfred Mutua who has led it for the last two electioneering period. Under his leadership the county has achieved the following through departments.