Kajiado County

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Kajiado County
Flag of Kajiado County
Flag
Coat of arms of Kajiado County
Coat of arms
Location in Kenya
Location in Kenya
Country Kenya
FormedMarch 4th 2013
CapitalKajiado
Government
 • GovernorJoseph Ole Lenku
Area
 • Total21,292.7 km2 (8,221.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total1,117,840[1]
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Websitekajiado.go.ke

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. [1] 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. its seats on Longitudes 360 5’ and 370 5’ East and between Latitudes 10 0’ and 30 0’ South.

Demographics[edit]

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.[2]

Population Density by Sub-County
Sub-county Population
Isinya 210,473
Kajiado Central 161,862
Kajiado North 306,596
Kajiado West 82,849
Loitokitok 191,846
Mashuuru 64,214
Total 1,117,840

Source[2]

Administrative and Political Units[edit]

Administration Units[edit]

Kajiado is subdivided into five sub-counties with 25 county assembly wards across the county.[3] 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.[4]

Administrative Units by Sub-County
Sub County Division Location Sub Location
Kajiado North 4 30 72
Kajiado Central 5 35 69
Isinya 2 9 18
Mashuru 2 11 19
Loitokitok 4 16 34
Total 17 101 212

Source[5]

Constituencies[edit]

Political Leadership[edit]

Joseph Jama Ole Lenku is the governor serving his first term after being elected in 2017 on and is deputised by Martin Moshisho Martin.[6] Phillip Salau Mpaayeiwas is serving his first term as the senator and was elected in 2017.[7] Janet Marania Teyiaa is the second women representative for the county and was also elected in 2017 on a Jubilee Party ticket.[8][9]

Education[edit]

Kajiado has 811 ECD centres, 568 primary schools, 124 secondary schools, 18 tertiary institutions and 7 polythenic.[5]

Education Institutions in Kajiado County 2014
Category Public Private Total Enrolment
ECD Centres 423 388 811 24,631
Primary schools 372 186 568 158,064
Secondary schools 71 53 124 24,709
Youth Polytechnics 7 0 7
Technical Training Institutes 7 0 7
University Campuses 1 5 6
Universities 5 5

Source[10]

Health[edit]

The doctor population ratio is 1:26,094, Public Health Staff is 1: 7,619, and the nurse population ratio is 1: 1,068.[11]

Health Facilities by Ownership
Government FBO Private NGO TOTAL
Hospitals 4 1 10 16 41
Health centres 16 6 20 3 45
Dispensaries 74 13 4 2 93
Clinics 1 2 149 7 159

Source[10]

Transport and Communication[edit]

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.[12]
There are 11 Post Offices with 4,105 installed letter boxes, 3,220 rented letter boxes and 885 vacant letter boxes.[5]
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Trade and Commerce[edit]

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.[13]

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 metro.[14][15] The counties are:

Area County Area (km2) Population
Census 2019
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
Totals Nairobi Metro 30,389.7 9,354,580

Source: NairobiMetro[permanent dead link]/ Kenya Census

Stats[edit]

Population development[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1979 149,005—    
1989 258,659+73.6%
1999 406,054+57.0%
2009 687,312+69.3%
2019 1,117,840+62.6%
source:[16]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenya Census 2009 - Census - Kenya". Scribd. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b Munene, Evans (4 November 2019). "2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Results". Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  3. ^ "The Report of the Interim Independent Boundaries Review Commission (IIBRC): Delimitation of Constituencies and Recommendations on Local Authority Electoral Units and Administrative Boundaries for Districts and Other Units" (PDF). IEBC. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  4. ^ interior_admin. "Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government". interior.go.ke. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "Publications". Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Governors & Deputy Governors". cog.go.ke. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Members of the Senate | The Kenyan Parliament Website". www.parliament.go.ke. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Women Representatives | KEWOPA KENYA". Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Janet Marania Teyiaa". Mzalendo. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Education, Vocational Training, Youth and Sports – County Government of Kajiado". Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Kajiado County Integrated Development Plan CIDP 2018-2022". Kajiado County Government. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Kenya Rural Roads Authority". www.kerra.go.ke. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Agriculture, Livestock Veterinary Services & Fisheries – County Government of Kajiado". Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  14. ^ http://196.200.27.243:8080/xmlui/bitstream/handle/123456789/111/Nairobi.pdf?sequence=3[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ http://www.nairobimetro.go.ke/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=43&Itemid=90[permanent dead link].
  16. ^ Kenya: Administrative Division population statistics

External links[edit]

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