12.docx - 1.0 County Overview Laikipia County is one of the 47 counties in the Republic of Kenya in the Central Rift Valley region It is listed as

12.docx - 1.0 County Overview Laikipia County is one of the...

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1.0 County Overview Laikipia County is one of the 47 counties in the Republic of Kenya in the Central Rift Valley region. It is listed as county number 31. The County Headquarter is Rumuruti Town but it is temporarily hosted in Nanyuki since inception of devolution in 2013. Laikipia is a cosmopolitan County and largely rural in settlement. There are over 23 main communities settled in the county including Maasai, Samburu, Rendille, Somali, Pokots, Tugens, Asians, European, Meru, Kikuyu, and Turkana among others. “Laikipia” is a Maasai word equivalent to trees plain reflecting the large highland plateau. The main economic activities are crop farming, livestock rearing, tourism, retail and wholesale trade. The County is a member of two proposed regional economic
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Unformatted text preview: blocs namely Mt. Kenya and Aberdares. Laikipia has strong relationships with Amaya Triangle and Frontier Counties Development Council. 1.1 Position and Size Laikipia borders Samburu County to the North, Isiolo County to the North East, Meru County to the East, Nyeri County to the South East, Nyandarua County to the South, Nakuru County to the South West and Baringo County to the West. The County lies between latitudes 0 o 18” South and 0 o 51” North and between longitude 36 o 11” and 37 o 24’ East. It covers an area of 9,462 km 2 and ranks as the15 th largest county in the country by land size. Map 1 shows the geographical position of Laikipia County in Kenya. Map 1: Geographical Position of Laikipia County in Kenya Source: Economic...
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