Governor: Ukur Yatani Kanacho

General Information

Marsabit County which borders 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 in the former Eastern Province is vast, with an area spawning 70,961.3Km2. It has a current estimated population of 310, 000, while the 2009 Census recorded a population of 291,166 (52% Male & 48% Female). The county comprises four constituencies (Saku, North Horr, Laisamis and Moyale). Administratively it has seven districts.


Moyale; North Horr; Saku; Laisamis


    Natural resources as Wildlife, Lake Turkana, Forests, Rangelands, wind and solar Energy
  • \nTourist Attractions as Marsabit National Park and Reserve, Sibilio and South Island National Park, Lake Sokote, Lake Paradise
  • \nMain Economic Activities include Livestock rearing, small-scale fishing, sand harvesting, stone mining, salt mining, mining of gems and precious stones and small scale trading
  • \nPotential Minerals
  • copper, beryl, nepheline, nickel, asbestos, graphite, tourmaline, garnet, iron ore, magnesite, rare earth, chromite, tal


    Health Facilities
  • 51 - District Hospitals (1), Sub-District Hospitals (-), Dispensaries (34), HeaIth Centres (6), Medical Clinics (8), Nursing Homes (-), Maternity Homes (-), Others (2)\n
  • \nDoctor to Population Ratio
  • 1
  • \nInfant Mortality Rates
  • 47/1000 (Marsabit District)\n
  • \nUnder Five Mortality Rates
  • 70/1000 (Marsabit), 50/1000 tMoyale Distrid)\n
  • \nPrevalent Diseases
  • Malaria, Intestinal Worms, Diseases of the Respiratory Tract, Diarrhoea\n
  • \nNotable Hospitals
  • Marsabit District Hospital


    Number of institutions (2007)
  • Primary (126), Secondary (16)\n
  • \nPrimary
  • Enrollment (40,332)\n
  • \nTeacher to Pupil Ratio
  • 1
  • \nSecondary
  • Enrollment (1,101)\n
  • \nTeacher to Pupil Ratio
  • 1
  • \nTertiary
  • 2\n
  • \nAdult Literacy Classes
  • Enrollment (5,777)

Ukur Yatani Kanacho

    Energy, Roads and Transport
  • Foreign Affairs (Convener)
  • Security
  • Arid and Semi Arid Lands
  • Intergovernmental Relations

Omar Abdi Ali

Marsabit County

Marsabit County has MCAs from constituencies

Gordana Hargura

Nasra Ibrahim Ibren

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Name Constituency Party