Mandera County is located North Eastern part of Kenya and borders Ethiopia to the North, Somalia Republic to the East and Wajir County to the South and South West. It is 1,100km from Nairobi by road. Most of the inhabitants are ethnic Somalis.
Mandera County is prone to draughts with low rainfall most of the year. Daytime temperature is above 30 degrees Celsius and at night they can fall to 20 degrees.
Mandera County being at border with Ethiopia and the unstable Somalia presents the residents with security challenges as hostile attacks often get them in the way of harm.
Access to Mandera from Nairobi is challenge due to security and the road condition s. A bus ticket goes for Ksh 2,500 and may take days to reach Mandera. Within the county, donkey carts serve as the main mode of transport.
Attractions in Mandera
- Malka Mari Fort
- Malka Mari National Park and Game Reserve
- Hills and valleys.
Economic Activities in Mandera
- Pastoralism and Livestock trade
- Handicraft products trade
- Irrigated farming sustains farmers along the seasonal rivers especially river Daua.
Universities / Colleges in Mandera
- Mandera Youth Polytechnic
Banks in Mandera
- Kenya Commercial Bank
Hotels in Mandera
- Jabane Hotel
Hospitals in Mandera
- Tabaka Hospital
- Mandera District Hospital
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