About Kajiado County
General InformationKajiado County covers an approximated area of 21,900.9 square kilometers. ?The county consists of a number of administrative districts: Kajiado Central, Isinya, Loitokitok, Magadi, Mashuru, Namanga and Ngong. Kajiado County is adjacent to the Capital City of Kenya, Nairobi. Kajiado`s County neighbours include counties of Machakos, Makueni, Narok, Taita Taveta and Kiambu counties. Here are few towns found in the county - Ngong, Kitengela, Ongata Rongai, Kiserian, Kajiado, Loitokitok, Namanga, Isinya, Sultan Hamud and Ilbisil.
The county`s main physical features include the beautiful plains, valleys ,volcanic hills, scarce vegetation in low altitude areas which increases with altitude and rain this combinations make Kajiado one of few natural selected wildlife habitat in Kenya. Kajiado County like many counties in Kenya is mainly water stressed where community members sometimes find themselves covering an average of 10km in search of water.
Demographic Features The county has a population growth rate of 5.5 percent; total population was estimated at 807,070 with 401,785 being females and 405,245 males as at the statistics of 2012. The population is projected to grow to 1 million by the year 2017.
Economic Activities Economic growths and development is majorly depending on the main strengths and future investments in this sectors of Agriculture, Horticulture, Food Crop Farming, Livestock production, Dairy, Beef production, Hides and Skins, Poultry Farming and other Commercial exploits. Tourism is a strength that Kajiado holds dear through the current progress with Amboseli National Park, but not only stopping there for there is a lot of room for good investment in this area.
?Kajiado has Forestry about 6,866.88 ha of forest cover. Conservation efforts to improve our forest cover being a serious matter in the hearts of the people of Kajiado. Tree farming as an economic activity is being encouraged.