Kendu Bay Municipality

Kendu Bay municipality is part of Rachuonyo North Sub County in Homa Bay County.  It is located on the shore of Lake Victoria along Katito-Homa Bay road.  Kendu Bay is also linked by a road to Homa Bay, located 30 kilometers southwest. It formed a town council with a population of 29,638 (1999 census).  The municipality consist of 5 County wards: West karachuonyo, Kanyaluo, Central karachuonyo, Wangchieng’ and Kendu-Bay town ward.  

The area is the birthplace of Barack Obama, Sr., the father of U.S. President Barack Obama. Over the years Kendu Bay has always been known as the entertainment capital of Nyanza, with its famed 'Kendu Show', which has usually attracted musicians and bands from all over Kenya. 

The area residents proud themselves of the historical "Lake Simbi" situated few kilometers from Kendu Bay Town off Homa Bay-Katito road. It is an alkaline lake and the villagers believe that the waters are curative to any skin diseases among other interesting stories revolving around its formation.  "Lake Simbi is a tiny Crater Lake measuring about 1km in radius. Both Lake Simbi and adjacent Odango sites support a substantial bird population that includes flamingos, little grebes, little egrets and Egyptian geese, making it a haven for bird watchers.