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10. Marsabit

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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

70, 961.3km2

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

The county has no bitumen surface  roads, has 397km gravel surface and  2,034km earth surface

Key national monument(s)  Marsabit National Park, Mount Marsabit Tropical rain forest

Population

291,166 people

Population density: four people per  km

National percentage: 0.8 per cent

Annual growth rate: 2.8per cent

Government

County capital: Marsabit (proposed)

Constituencies: Moyale, North Horr, Saku, Laisamis

Economy

Poverty level: 92 per cent

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

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

Number of Institutions: Primary 126, secondary 16

Enrolment: Primary 40,332, secondary 1,101

Tertiary: Two

Health

Health facilities: 51 – One district hospitals, 34 dispensaries, six health centres, eight medical clinics and two  others. Marsabit District Hospital is  the most notable health facility.

 

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