Kitui is a town in Kenya, 180 kilometres east of Nairobi and 105 kilometres east of Machakos. Due to
political reforms, Kitui is now the headquarters of Kitui County, which covers a larger area than the
former Kitui District did.
Kitui County is a county in the former Eastern Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Kitui,
although Mwingi is also another major urban centre. The county has a population of 1,012,709 (2009
census)  and an area of 24,385.1 km2.
The reigning Miss Tourism Kitui smiled and waved at the crowd as she arrived at the KICC grounds
hoisted on the shoulders of several men