County Overview

Located in Eastern Kenya bordering Ethiopia to the North and North East, Wajir County to the East, Isiolo County to the South East, Samburu County to the South and South West and Lake Turkana to the West and North West.


Area: 70,961.3 KM2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 10.1°C to a maximum of 30.2°C, with an annual average of 20.1°C. Rainfall ranges between 200mm and 1,000mm per annum.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (0 Km), Gravel Surface (397 Km), Earth Surface (2,034 Km)

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As of 2009 Census


Surface Area

As of 2016


Share of Urban Population

As of 2009 Census


Population Density

As of 2009 Census


Poverty Rate

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Some Strengths of Marsabit County include: 

• Natural resources as Wildlife, Lake Turkana, Forests, Rangelands, wind and solar Energy

• Tourist Attractions as Marsabit National Park and Reserve, Sibilio and South Island National Park, Lake Sokote, Lake Paradise

Main Economic Activities include Livestock rearing, small-scale fishing, sand harvesting, stone mining, salt mining, mining of gems and precious stones and small scale trading


Potential Minerals: copper, beryl, nepheline, nickel, asbestos, graphite, tourmaline, garnet, iron ore, magnesite, rare earth, chromite, talc, salt

Number of institutions (2007): Primary (126), Secondary (16)


• Enrollment: (40,332)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 54 (Public Schools)


Enrollment: (1,101)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:50 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: 2

Adult Literacy Classes

Enrollment: (5,777)


Health Facilities: 51 - District Hospitals (1), Sub-District Hospitals (-), Dispensaries (34), HeaIth Centres (6), Medical Clinics (8), Nursing Homes (-), Maternity Homes (-), Others (2) 

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:10,000 (Moyale), 1:63,825 (Other)

Infant Mortality Rates: 47/1000 (Marsabit District)

Under Five Mortality Rates: 70/1000 (Marsabit), 50/1000 tMoyale Distrid)

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Intestinal Worms, Diseases of the Respiratory Tract, Diarrhoea

Notable Hospitals: Marsabit District Hospital

County Financial Information

County Fees and Charges

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County Revenue Law Status

Legislation Status
County Trade Licensing Act Not passed.
County Property Rating Bill Not passed.
County Revenue Administration Bill Not passed.
County Public Participation Bill Not passed.
Finance Bill Not passed.
Revenue Bill Status for Counties as at 15th May, 2017. Source: Commission for Revenue Allocation.