County Overview

Located in the Rift Valley, it borders Lake Turkana to the North West, and the following counties; Marsabit to the North and North East, Isiolo to the East and South East, Laikipia and Baringo to the South West, and Turkana to the West and North West


Area: 21,022.2 KM2

Climate/ Weather: Temperatures range from a mean annual minimum of 24°C to a mean maximum of 33°C, with rainfall amounts of between 250mm and 1,250mm per annum

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (Not Available), Gravel Surface (1,962.3 KM), Earth Surface (1,162.9 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

As of 2016

No data

Some Strengths of Samburu County include:

• Natural resources as wildlife, livestock, land , pasture, water, forests, wind and solar energy, minerals

• Tourist Attractions Samburu National Reserve, Buffalo Springs National Reserve, Shaba National Reserve

Main Economic Activities Tourism, Nomadic Pastoralism, general Businesses

Potential Minerals: corundum, graphite, actinolite, silica, garnet, muscovite, vermiculite, magnesite, uranium, sillimanite, asbestos, copper, rare earth, clay, graphite, beryl, pyrite, chromite, nepheline, kyanite, manganese, epidote, nickel, kaoline

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (140), Secondary (15)


• Enrollment: (32,783)

• Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:41 (Public Schools)


• Enrollment: (2,871)

• Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:27 (Public Schools)


Tertiary: 1 Satellite Campus, Medical Training College, Several Commercial Colleges

Adult Literacy Classes

Enrollment: (Over 1,400)

Health Facilities: 61 - District Hospitals (1), Sub-District Hospitals (1), Dispensaries (43), Health Centres (5), Medical Clinics (10), Nursing Homes (-), Maternity Homes (-), Others (1)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:76,600

Infant Mortality Rates: 60/1000 (Rift Valley Province)

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.