|Formed||March 4th 2013|
|• Governor||Moses Kasaine Lenolkulal|
|• Total||20,182.5 km2 (7,792.5 sq mi)|
|• Density||15/km2 (40/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
Samburu County is a county in the former Rift Valley Province, Kenya. It covers an area of roughly 21,000 km2 (8,000 mi2) in northern Kenya where the Samburu, Turkana and many other tribes live. It stretches north from the Wuaso Ng'iro River to the south of Lake Turkana. According to the 2019 census, the county has a population of 310,327.
It also includes the Samburu National Reserve, Bisanadi National Reserve, and Buffalo Springs National Reserve, Mount Ng'iro, Ndoro Mountains, Mathews Range (Ol Doinyo Lenkiyo), Kirisia Hills, and Loroki Forest.
The county has three constituencies: Samburu East, Samburu West, and Samburu North. The headquarters of Samburu Central is Maralal, Samburu North is Baragoi and headquarters for Samburu East is Wamba. There has been controversy about the headquarters of Samburu East. Some schools of thought proposed Archers Post, a rapidly growing town, while others proposed Wamba town a less rapidly growing town
|* 1999 census. Source:|
|Lorroki||25,571||Suguta mar mar|
|* 1999 census. Sources:|
The Samburu County Government is headed by Governor Moses Kasaine Lenolkulal, referred to within Samburu County as 'M.K.'. A member of the national Jubilee political party, Lenolkulal was the first governor following Kenya's devolution to county administrations.
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