Counties

Samburu

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Location: Located in the Rift Valley, it borders Lake Turkana to the North West, and the following counties; Marsabit to the North and North East, Isiolo to the East and South East, Laikipia and Baringo to the South West, and Turkana to the West and North West

Area (Km 2): 21,022.2 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a mean annual minimum of 24°C to a mean maximum of 33°C, with rainfall amounts of between 250mm and 1,250mm per annum

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (Not Available), Gravel Surface (1,962.3 Km), Earth Surface (1,162.9 Km)

Samburu County

  • Samburu West
  • Samburu North
  • Samburu East

Population: 223,947 (Male - 50 %, Female - 50 %)

Population Density: 11 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 0.58 %

Annual Growth Rate: 2.1 %

Age Distribution: 0-l4 years (50.6 %), 15-64 years (46.4 %), 65+ years (3%)

Number of Households: 47,354

  • Samburu National Reserve,
  • Shaba National Reserve,
  • Buffalo Springs Reserve

Some Strengths of Samburu County include:

  • Natural resources as wildlife, livestock, land , pasture, water, forests, wind and solar energy, minerals
  • Tourist Attractions Samburu National Reserve, Buffalo Springs National Reserve, Shaba National Reserve
  • Main Economic Activities Tourism, Nomadic Pastoralism, general Businesses

Potential Minerals: corundum, graphite, actinolite, silica, garnet, muscovite, vermiculite, magnesite, uranium, sillimanite, asbestos, copper, rare earth, clay, graphite, beryl, pyrite, chromite, nepheline, kyanite, manganese, epidote, nickel, kaoline

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (140), Secondary (15)

Primary: Enrollment (32,783)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:41 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrollment (2,871)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:27 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: 1 Satellite Campus, Medical Training College, Several Commercial Colleges

Adult Literacy Classes: Enrollment (Over 1,400)

Health Facilities: 61 - District Hospitals (1), Sub-District Hospitals (1), Dispensaries (43), Health Centres (5), Medical Clinics (10), Nursing Homes (-), Maternity Homes (-), Others (1)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:76,600

Infant Mortality Rates: 60/1000 (Rift Valley Province)

 

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