Kajiado County, Kenya

Category: Counties in Kenya
Constituencies: Kajiado Central, Kajiado North, Kajiado South
Major Towns: Kajiado town (capital), Kiserian town, Ngong town.
Main Features: The Maasai people, Maasai Mara game
Population: 687,312

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Kajiado County is the former Rift Valley province. The neighbouring counties include Taita Taveta County to the South-east, Machakos County to the East, Nairobi County to the North-east, Kiambu County to the North and Narok County to the west. Kajiado County also borders with Tanzania State to the South-west. The climate in Kajiado is of a semi-arid nature (rainfall ranges between500-1250mm) and a lot of wildlife thrives in that area. In recent years there has been a longer period of drought where there has been little or no rain.

The main ethnic community of Kajiado County is the Maasai community who are renowned for their strong cultural heritage and exquisite jewellery. There is an increased influx of other people from various regions of the country who flock the area and boost the millions acquire from tourism sector of Kajiado. The Maasai people are pastoralists and therefore rear large herds of cattle that have contributed to the semi-arid nature of the land due to consumption of vegetation cover.

Economic Activities in Kajiado County:

•             Tourism

•             Livestock farming; mainly cattle rearing

Banks in Kajiado County:

•             Kenya commercial bank

•             Barclays bank

•             Co-operative Bank

•             Equity bank

•             Family bank

•             K-Rep Bank


Universities/ Colleges in Kajiado County:

•             Africa Nazarene University

•             Masai technical training institute


•             Kajiado District Hospital

•             Kajiado Clinic


•             Kajiado airport(small)

Attraction, Tourism and Accommodation in Kajiado County:

•             Maasai Mara game reserve.

•             Rift Valley Escarpment

•             Tropical Wildlife


Transport is mainly by a road network, railway network and by air travel to the Kajiado airport and the smaller airstrips.

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