Camel in Wajir 2

Location: Located in North Eastern Kenya, it borders the following counties; Mandera to the North and North East, The Republic of Somalia to the East, Garissa to the South and South West, Isiolo and Marsabit to the West, and the Republic of Ethiopia to the North West.

Area (Km 2): 56,685.8 Km 2

Climate/Weather: It has a mean annual temperature of 28 °C with rainfall amounts ranging between 250mm and 700mm per annum in different parts of the county.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (Not Available), Gravel Surface (63 Km), Earth Surface (1,818.2 Km)

Wajir County

  • Wajir North
  • Wajir East
  • Tarbai
  • Wajir West
  • Eldas
  • Wajir South

Population: 661,941 (Male – 55 %, Female –45 %)

Population Density: 12 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 1.71 %

Annual Growth Rate: 3.7 %

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (51.8 %), 15-64 years (45.9 %), 65+ years (2.2 %)

Number of Households: 88,574

Key National Monument(s): Wajir Museum, Wagalla Massacre Site

Some major economic activities  of Wajir County include:

  • Natural resources as wildlife, livestock, water, pasture, minerals (limestone, sand & stones), wind and solar energy
  • Tourist Attractions as Wajir Museum, Wagalla Massacre Site, Orpahey Wells, British and Italian War Bunkers, Old Court House, Yahut Dam, Old Court House
  • Main Economic Activities include Livestock Keeping such as camels, goats, cows & sheep and Trading, general Businesses

Potential Minerals: Gypsum, Limestone, Sillimanite, Wolastonite, Kyanite, Garnet

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (125), Secondary (17)

Primary: Enrolment (28,481)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:58 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrolment (2,908)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:21 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: Information Not Available

Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment (Data Not Available)

Health Facilities: 88 - District Hospitals (4), Sub-District Hospitals (2), Dispensaries (42), Health Centres (17), Medical Clinics (21), Nursing Homes (2)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:356,340

Infant Mortality Rates: 98/1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 90/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Urinary Tract Infections, Diarrhoea, and Malnutrition

Notable Hospitals: Bute, Griftu, Habaswein, and Wajir Districts Hospitals


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