Marsabit County

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Not to be confused with Marsabit.
Marsabit County
Marsabit Landscape
Marsabit Landscape
Flag of Marsabit County
Coat of arms of Marsabit County
Coat of arms
Location of Marsabit County in Kenya
Location of Marsabit County in Kenya
Coordinates: 2°19′N 37°58′E / 2.317°N 37.967°E / 2.317; 37.967Coordinates: 2°19′N 37°58′E / 2.317°N 37.967°E / 2.317; 37.967
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4, 2013
Capital Marsabit
Largest town Moyale
Other towns Sololo
 • Governor Ukur Yatani
 • Total 66,923.1 km2 (25,839.2 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 291,166
 • Density 4.4/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Marsabit County is a county of Kenya. Its capital is Marsabit and its largest town Moyale. The county has a population of 291,166.[2]


The county is located in northern Kenya. It borders the eastern shore of Lake Turkana.


Marsabit County has only one local authority, Marsabit county council. The county is divided into six administrative divisions:

Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Central 25,100 10,619 Marsabit
Gadamoji 12,345 0
Laisamis 24,011 2,817 Laisamis
Loiyangalani 16,965 1,054
Maikona 19,518 0 Maikona
North Horr 23,539 2,343 North Horr
Total 121,478 16,833 -
* 1999 census. Sources:,,[3][4]

Electoral constituencies[edit]

The county has four constituencies:


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