lake marsabit( crater lake)

Location: 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)

 Marsabit County

  • Moyale
  • North Horr
  • Saku
  • Laisamis

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

Population Density: 4 people per Km 2

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

  • Marsabit National Park,
  • Mount Marsabit Tropical rain forest

Some Strengths of Marsabit County include:

  • Natural resources like Wildlife, Lake Turkana, Forests, Rangelands, wind and Solar Energy
  • Tourist Attractions as Marsabit National Park and Reserve, Sibilio and South Island National Park, Lake Sokote, Lake Paradise
  • Main Economic Activities include Livestock rearing, small-scale fishing, and harvesting, stone mining, salt mining, mining of gems and precious stones and small-scale trading

Potential Minerals: copper, beryl, nepheline, nickel, asbestos, graphite, tourmaline, garnet, iron ore, magnesite, rare earth, chromite, talc, salt

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

Primary: Enrollment (40,332)

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

Secondary: Enrollment (1,101)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:50 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: 2

Adult Literacy Classes: Enrollment (5,777)

Health Facilities: 51 - District Hospitals (1), Sub-District Hospitals (-), Dispensaries (34), HeaIth 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 tMoyale Distrid)

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

Tract, Diarrhoea

Notable Hospitals: Marsabit District Hospital


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