County Overview

Located in the North Eastern part of Kenya, it borders Ethiopia to the North, Somalia Republic to the East, and Wajlr County to the South and South West


Area: 25,991.5 KM2

Climate/Weather: Rainfall is scanty and unpredictable averaging 255mm. It is very hot with temperatures at a mean annual average of 28.3°C but can reach a high of 37°C.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (Not Available), Gravel Surface (470 Km), Earth Surface (2,083Km)

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Mandera west
Mandera north
Mandera south
Mandera 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 Mandera County include: 

• Main natural resource is Quarry Mining, Malkamari national game reserve

• Tourist Attractions as Malka Mari Fort, National Park and Game Reserve

Main Economic Activities include pastoralism, trade across the borders, quarrying, bee keeping and agriculture-sorghum, maize, cowpeas, onions & mangoes along river Daua


Minerals: Gypsum, Chromite


Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (117), Secondary (19)


• Enrolment: (40,148)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:68 (Public Schools)


Enrolment: (2,747)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:24 (Public Schools)


• Mandera Youth Polytechnic


Adult Literacy Classes: 135 Enrolment (3,465)

Health Facilities: District Hospitals (3), Sub-District Hospitals (2), Dispensaries (24), Health Centres (12), Medical Clinics (20), Nursing Homes (4) 

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:508,878

Infant Mortality Rates: 72/1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 128/ 1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Urinary Tract Infections, Pneumonia and HIV/AIDS

Notable Hospitals: Takaba, Elwak, and Mandera District Hospitals

County Financial Information

County Fees and Charges

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County Revenue Law Status

Legislation Status
County Trade Licensing Act At the executive .
County Property Rating Bill At the executive .
County Revenue Administration Bill At the executive .
County Public Participation Bill At the executive .
Finance Bill At the executive .
Revenue Bill Status for Counties as at 15th May, 2017. Source: Commission for Revenue Allocation.