Governor: Ali Ibrahim Roba

General Information

Mandera County is one of the 47 counties in Kenya, located in the North Eastern part of Kenya and borders Ethiopia to the North, Somalia Republic to the East and Wajir County to the South. It is about 1,100km from the capital city of Nairobi by road. The county has an approximate population of 1,025,756 and covers an area of 25,991.5 km2. The County Administratively is subdivided into six Sub Counties namely Mandera West, Mandera South, Banissa, Mandera North, Mandera East and Lafey and further to 30 administrative wards.

\n\nNomadic pastoralism is the major economic activity in the in the county with camels,goats,sheeps&cattle being the main type of livestock reared. The region vast pasture land has allowed this activity to be viable.

\n\nThe main water sources in the region are river Daua a number of shallow wells and few major earth pans. The region has small scale agriculture production with small scale horticulture producers supplying Mangoes, pawpaw, onions, kales and Banana to the local market.


Mandera West; Banisa; Mandera North; Mandera East; Lafey; Mandera South


    Main natural resource is Quarry Mining, Malkamari national game reserve
  • \nTourist Attractions as Malka Mari Fort, National Park and Game Reserve
  • \nMain Economic Activities include pastoralism, trade across the borders, quarrying, bee keeping and agriculture-sorghum, maize, cowpeas, onions & mangoes along river Daua
  • \nMinerals
  • Gypsum, Chromite


    Health Facilities
  • District Hospitals (3), Sub-District Hospitals (2), Dispensaries (24), Health Centres (12), Medical Clinics (20), Nursing Homes (4)\n
  • \nDoctor to Population Ratio
  • 1
  • \nInfant Mortality Rates
  • 72/1000\n
  • \nUnder Five Mortality Rates
  • 128/ 1000\n
  • \nPrevalent Diseases
  • Malaria, Urinary Tract Infections, Pneumonia and HIV/AIDS\n
  • \nNotable Hospitals
  • Takaba, Elwak, and Mandera District Hospitals


    Number of Institutions (2007)
  • Primary (117), Secondary (19)\n
  • \nPrimary
  • Enrolment (40,148)\n
  • \nTeacher to Pupil Ratio
  • 1
  • \nSecondary
  • Enrolment (2,747)\n
  • \nTeacher to Pupil Ratio
  • 1
  • \nTertiary
  • Mandera Youth Polytechnic\n
  • \nAdult Literacy Classes
  • 135 Enrolment (3,465)

Ali Ibrahim Roba

    Education and ICT
  • Health and Biotechnology
  • Agriculture and Land
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Security
  • Arid and Semi Arid Lands (Convener)
  • Intergovernmental Relations

Omar Mohamed Maalim

Mandera County

Mandera County has MCAs from constituencies

Adan Kerrow Billow

Fathia Mahbub

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