lakipia county,thompson falls

Location: The county borders Samburu County to the North, Isiolo County to the Northeast, Meru County to the South, Nyeri to the South, Nyandarua County to the Southwest, and Baringo County to the west.

Area (Km 2): 9,462.0 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Has an annual relief rainfall varying between 400mm and 750mm with a mean annual temperature ranging between 160C and 260C

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (139.3 Km), Gravel Surface (353.7 Km), Earth Surface (573.4 Km)

Laikipia County

Population: 399,227 (Male - 49.8 %, Female - 50.2 %)

Population Density: 42 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 1.03 %

Annual Growth Rate: 3.9 %

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (42.1 %), 15-64 years (53.8 %), 65+ years (4.0 %)

Number of Households: 103,114

Some Strengths of Laikipia County include:

  • Natural resources as Indigenous Forests, Wildlife, Rivers
  • Tourist Attractions as Ole Pejeta Conservancy, Laikipia Plateau Reserve, Thompson Falls, Caves
  • Main Economic Activities include Horticulture, Mixed Farming, Livestock Farming and sand harvesting along river beds

Number of institutions (2007): Primary (347), Secondary (91)


Primary: Enrolment (85,424)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:37 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrolment (22,091)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:29 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: More than 14 Institutions

Adult Literacy Classes: Not available

Health Facilities: District Hospitals (2), Sub-District Hospitals (None), Dispensaries (56), Health Centres (8), Medical Clinics (9), Nursing Homes (2), Other (3)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:50,000

Infant Mortality Rates: 50/1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 60/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Diarrheal diseases, Bronchopneumonia

Notable Hospitals: Rumuruti and Nanyuki District Hospitals


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