County Overview

Located in north western Kenya bordering Marsabit county to the east, Samburu county to the south east, and Baringo and West Pokot County to the south, to the South-west


Area: 68,680.3 KM2

Climate/ Weather: Warm and hot climate, unreliable rainfall pattern ranging between 300mm and 4O0mm per annum

Road Network: Bltumen Surface (319.2 KM), Gravel Surface (296.7 KM), Earth Surface (2030.5 KM)

Showing Subcounties

Turkana north
Turkana west
Turkana central
Turkana south
Turkana east



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

As of 2016

No data

Some Strengths of Turkana County include:

• Natural resources as gemstones, gold, saltlicks, wildlife, Lake Turkana and Koobi Fora,

• Tourist Attractions as Lake Turkana National Park, Loiyangalani Desert Museum, Koobi For a, Namoratung’a cradle of mankind site

Main Economic Activities include Livestock farming, trade, fishing, weaving and tourism

Potential Minerals: graphite corundum, chromite, asbestos, nickel, sillimanite, vermiculite, garnet, tourmaline, copper, beryl, talc, magnesite, gypsum, bentonite, trona, rare earths, gold

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (202), Secondary (19)


Enrollment: (122,883)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 51


Enrollment: (48,004)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 27.7 (Public Schools)


Tertiary: At least 2 Institutions

Adult Literacy Classes

Enrollment: (562)

Health Facilities: District Hospitals (3), Sub-District Hospitals (2), Dispensaries (91), Health Centres (6), Medical Clinics (19), Health Programs (3), Others (3)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1: 52,434

Infant Mortality Rate: 60/1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 12/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malnutrition

Notable Hospitals: Lodwar, Katilu, and Lokitaung District Hospitals

County Financial Information

County Fees and Charges

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County Revenue Law Status

Legislation Status
Trade Licensing Bill no update
Public Participation Bill no update
Revenue Administration Bill no update
Rating Bill no update
Finance Bill no update
Revenue Bill Status for Counties as at 15th May, 2017. Source: Commission for Revenue Allocation.