About Laikipia County
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About Laikipia County
Laikipia County, located on the Equator, is among the 47 counties in Kenya.
Its name is derived from the Maasai name Laikipia, which means treeless plain, where different kinds of wildlife, including the Big 5, roam freely on the rangelands of Laikipia.
The county is cosmopolitan with about 23 communities comprising of Maasai, Samburu, Rendile, Somali, Pokots, Kalenjins, Meru, Kikuyu and Turkana among others. The county is largely rural in settlement with the main economic activities being crop farming, livestock rearing, tourism, retail and wholesale trade.
The county is a member of the Mt. Kenya, and Aberdares Counties Economic Bloc, and Amaya Triangle Initiative.
It covers an area of 9,462KM2 and ranks as the 15th largest county in terms of the land size.
The county has 5 administrative sub-counties, 3 constituencies namely Laikipia East, Laikipia West and Laikipia North with a total of 15 electoral wards.
Administrative Units and Political Units
Laikipia County comprises five administrative sub-counties (formerly districts) namely Laikipia East, Laikipia North, Laikipia West, Laikipia Central and Nyahururu.
The sub-county headquarters are at Nanyuki, Doldol, Rumuruti, Lamuria, and Nyahururu respectively.
The county has three constituencies namely; Laikipia East, Laikipia West and Laikipia North.
There are 15 electoral wards; 5 in Laikipia East (Ngobit, Tigithi, Thingithu, Nanyuki, Umande), 6 in Laikipia West (Olmoran, Rumuruti Township, Githiga, Marmanet, Igwamiti, Salama) and 4 in Laikipia North (Mukogodo East, Mukogodo West, Segera, Sosian) constituencies.
Here is a map of Laikipia:
It borders the following Counties:
- 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.
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