Governor: Ahmed Abdullahi Mohamed

General Information

Wajir is a Borana word that means coming together, bequeathed to this part of the country because of the different clans and pastoral communities that used to congregate in areas around Wajir town to water their animals from the abundant and dependable shallow wells that characterize the general land geomorphology.

\n\nDue to its centrality to all major town in the region, With its abundant water resources and shallow wells and high human traffic, the British officially established Wajir Town in 1912, to serve as their colonial headquarters. The town Wajir town is now one of the oldest in Kenya after Malindi and Mji wa Kale in Mombasa. Its Centennial Anniversary was marked in 2012 with week longweek-long celebrations amid much pomp and colour.

Constituencies

Wajir North; Wajir East; Tarbai; Wajir West; Eldas; Wajir South

Economy

    Natural resources
  • Wildlife
  • Livestock
  • Water
  • Pasture
  • Minerals (limestone, sand & stones)
  • Wind
  • Solar energy
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Wajir Museum
  • Wagalla Massacre Site
  • British and Italian War Bunkers
  • Orpahey Wells
  • Old Court House
  • Yahut Dam
  • Economic Activities
  • Livestock Keeping(camels, goats, cows & sheep)
  • Trading, general Businesses
  • Potential Minerals
  • Gypsum
  • Limestone
  • Silimanite
  • Wolastonite
  • Kyanite
  • Garnet

Health

    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
  • 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
  • Wajir Districts Hospitals

Education

    Number of Institutions (2007)
  • Primary (125)
  • Secondary (17)
  • Primary
  • Enrolment (28,481)
  • Teacher to Pupil Ratio
  • 1
  • Secondary
  • Enrolment (2,908)
  • Teacher to Pupil Ratio
  • 1

Ahmed Abdullahi Mohamed


Committees:
    Finance, Commerce and Economic Affairs (Convener)
  • Security
  • Arid and Semi Arid Lands
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Resource Mobilization

Abdulhafid Abdullahi Yarow


Wajir County


Wajir County has MCAs from constituencies

Abdulrahman Hassan Ali


Fatuma Ibrahim Ali


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