|Formed||4 March 2013|
|• Governor||Joseph Ole Lenku|
|• Total||21,292.7 km2 (8,221.2 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
Kajiado County is a county in the former Rift Valley Province of Kenya. As of 2019, Kajiado county spanned an area of 21,292.7 km2, with a recorded population of 1,117,840. The county borders Nairobi and extends to the Tanzania border further south. The county capital is Kajiado town, but the largest town is Ongata Rongai. Its main tourist attraction is its wildlife.
Kajiado county has a total population of 1,117,840 people, of which 557,098 being male, 560,704 are females and 38 intersex people. There are 316,179 households with an average size of 3.5 person per household and a population density of 51 people per square kilometre.
Administrative and political units
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Kajiado County is divided into 5 sub-counties and 25 Wards with Kajiado West being the largest and Kajiado North Sub-county being the smallest in terms of area in Km2
Kajiado is subdivided into five sub-counties with 25 county assembly wards across the county. All the five constituencies have 5 county assembly wards each. There are 17 divisions which is further subdivided into 101 locations and 212 sub-locations.
|Sub County||Division||Location||Sub Location|
- Kajiado Central Constituency
- Kajiado North Constituency
- Kajiado South Constituency
- Kajiado East Constituency
- Kajiado West Constituency
Joseph Jama Ole Lenku is the governor serving his first term after being elected in 2017 on and is deputised by Martin Moshisho Martin. Phillip Salau Mpaayeiwas is serving his first term as the senator and was elected in 2017. Janet Marania Teyiaa is the second women representative for the county and was also elected in 2017 on a Jubilee Party ticket.
Kajiado has 811 ECD centres, 568 primary schools, 124 secondary schools, 18 tertiary institutions and 7 polytechnic.
|Technical Training Institutes||7||0||7|
The doctor population ratio is 1:26,094, Public Health Staff is 1: 7,619, and the nurse population ratio is 1: 1,068.
Transport and communication
A total of 2,419.2 km of road network cover the county. of this 1,111.9 km ic covered by earth surface, 932.3 km is murram surface and 375 km is covered by bitumen.
There are 11 Post Offices with 4,105 installed letter boxes, 3,220 rented letter boxes and 885 vacant letter boxes.
Trade and commerce
There are one hundred trading centres in the county.
Tomato, Cabbage, Kales and Banana are mainly grown for horticulture production. Crops grown for cereal production include maize, sorghum millet, beans, cowpeas and greengrams. Some of the tubers grown are sweet potatoes, cassava, Irish potatoes.
The three main livestock kept are cattle, sheep, goats and they are kept for meat, offal, raw fats, fresh hides and skins.
Stats for the County (Percent)
|Attending School (15-18 Yrs)|
Stats for the County
Source: USAid Kenya
|Cities/towns/municipalities in the county|
|Core Nairobi||Nairobi County||694.9||4,397,073||Nairobi|
|Northern Metro||Kiambu County||2,449.2||2,417,735||Kiambu, Thika, Limuru, Ruiru, Karuri, Kikuyu|
|Southern Metro||Kajiado County||21,292.7||1,117,840||Kajiado, Olkejuado, Bissil, Ngong, Kitengela, Kiserian, Ongata Rongai|
|Eastern Metro||Machakos County||5,952.9||1,421,932||Kangundo-Tala, Machakos, Athi River|
Urbanisation in Nairobi Metro (Percent)
Urbanisation by County within Nairobi Metro
Poverty Level in Nairobi Metro (Percent)
Poverty level by County
- Amboseli Reserve is in the Kajiado County
- Nyiri Desert, a high proportion of the county lies in the desert
- Kitengela, a plain and a town of the same name in Kajiado County
- Taita Taveta County
- Machakos County
- Makueni County
- Kiambu County
- Nakuru County
- Narok County
- Nairobi County
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