Marsabit County


Moyale MP:Mohamud Ali                           Saku MP:Hussein Sasura

Marsabit County is located in Eastern Kenya bordering Ethiopia to the North and North East, Wajir County to the East, Isiolo County to the South East, Samburu County to the South and South West, and Lake Turkana to the West and North West.

 Area (Km 2): 70, 961.3 Km 2

 Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 10.1°C to a maximum of 30.2°C, with an annual average of 20.1°C. Rainfall ranges between 200mm and 1,000mm per annum.

 Road Network: Bitumen Surface (0 Km), Gravel Surface (397 Km), Earth Surface (2,034 Km)

 Key National Monument(s): Marsabit National Park, Mount Marsabit Tropical rain forest

 Population of Marsabit County

 Population: 291,166 (Male –52%, Female – 48 %)

Population Density: 4 people per Km2

 National Percentage: 0.8 %

 Annual Growth Rate: 2.8%

 Age Distribution: 0-14 years (47 %), 15-64 years (49 %), 65+ years (4 %)

 Number of Households: 56,941

 Government of Marsabit County

County Capital: Marsabit (proposed)

 Number of Constituencies (2010): 4 (Moyale, North Horr, Saku, Laisamis)

 Registered Voters: 87,102

 National percentage: 0.69 %

 Number of Districts (2010): 4 (Marsabit, Chalbi, Laisamis and Moyale)

 Number of Local Authorities (2010): 2 (County councils of Marsabit and Moyale)

 Economy of Marsabit County

Poverty Level: 92%

 Age Dependency Ratio: 100:104

Resources: Wildlife, Lake Turkana, Forests, rangelands, Wind and Solar

 Tourist Attractions: Marsabit National Park & Reserve, Sibiloi and South Island National Park, Lake Sokote, Lake Paradise

 Financial Services: 2 commercial banks, 1 micro-finance institution

 Main Economic Activities/industries: Livestock rearing, Small-scale fishing, Sand harvesting, Stone mining, Salt mining, Mining of gems and precious stones and small scale trading

Agricultural products: Beef, maize, beans, wheat, pulses and fruit, Miraa.

Education in Marsabit County

 Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (126), Secondary (16)

 Primary: Enrolment (40,332)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 54 (Public Schools)

 Secondary: Enrolment (1,101)

 Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:30 (Public Schools)

 Tertiary: 2

 Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment (5,227)

 Health in Marsabit County

 Health Facilities: 51 – District Hospitals (1), Sub-District Hospitals (-), Dispensaries (34), Health Centres (6), Medical Clinics (8), Nursing Homes (-), Maternity Homes (-), Others (2)

 Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:10,000 (Moyale), 1:63,825 (Other)

Infant Mortality Rates: 47/1000 (Marsabit District)

 Under Five Mortality Rates: 70/1000 (Marsabit) 50/1000 (Moyale District)

 Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Intestinal Worms, Diseases of the Respiratory Tract, Diarrhoea

 Notable Hospitals: Marsabit District Hospital


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