Kajiado County

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Kajiado County
County
Location of Kajiado County (Green)
Location of Kajiado County (Green)
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4th 2013
Capital Kajiado
Government
 • Governor David Nkendienye
Area
 • Total 21,292.7 km2 (8,221.2 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 687,312 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Kajiado County is an county in the former Rift Valley Province of Kenya. It has a population of 687,312 and an area of 21,292.7 km².[1] The county borders Nairobi and extends to the Tanzania border further south. The county capital is Kajiado but the largest town is Ngong.

Administration[edit]

Local authorities (councils)
Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Kajiado Town 12,204 9,128
Olkejuado County 393,850 71,223
Total - 406,054 80,351
* 1999 census. Source: [2]

The county is divided into seven administrative divisions. The newly created Isinya division is not included in the following table based on 1999 census:

Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Central 69,402 16,444 Kajiado
Loitokitok 95,430 7,495
Magadi 20,112 0 Magadi
Mashuru 35,666 2,248 Mashuru
Namanga 35,673 5,503 Namanga
Ngong 149,771 20,657 Ngong
Total 406,054 38,299 -
* 1999 census. Sources: [3], [4],

Constituencies[edit]

Services[edit]

Stats for Kajiado County
County
Stats for the County (Percent)
Literacy
55.4
Attending School (15-18 Yrs)
44.9
Paved Roads
5.9
Good Roads
38.4
Electricity Access
39.8

Stats for the County

Source: USAid Kenya

Nairobi Metro[edit]

Kajiado County (blue) within Nairobi Metro (green)

Kajiado County is within Greater Nairobi which consists of 4 out of 47 counties in Kenya but the area generates about 60% of the nations wealth.[2][3] The counties are:

Area County Area (km2) Population
Census 2009
Cities/Towns/Municipalities in the Counties
Core Nairobi Nairobi County 694.9 3,138,369 Nairobi
Northern Metro Kiambu County 2,449.2 1,623,282 Kiambu, Thika, Limuru, Ruiru, Karuri, Kikuyu
Southern Metro Kajiado County 21,292.7 687,312 Kajiado, Olkejuado, Bissil, Ngong, Kitengela, Kiserian, Ongata Rongai
Eastern Metro Machakos County 5,952.9 1,098,584 Kangundo-Tala, Machakos, Athi River
Totals Nairobi Metro 30,389.7 6,547,547

Source: NairobiMetro/ Kenya Census

Stats[edit]

Urbanisation[edit]

Urbanisation in Nairobi Metro
County
Urbanisation in Nairobi Metro (Percent)
Nairobi County
100
Kiambu County
60.8
Machakos County
52
Kajiado County
41.4
 Kenya Average
32.3

Urbanisation by County within Nairobi Metro

Source: OpenDataKenya

Wealth/Poverty Level[edit]

Wealth/Poverty Level in Nairobi Metro
County
Poverty Level in Nairobi Metro (Percent)
Kajiado County
11.6
Kiambu County
21.8
Nairobi County
22
Machakos County
59.6
 Kenya Average
45.9

Poverty level by County

Source: OpenDataKenya Worldbank

See also[edit]

See also[edit]

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Coordinates: 2°00′00″S 36°52′00″E / 2°S 36.8667°E / -2; 36.8667