About Laikipia

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Vision

A peaceful and prosperous model county.

Mission

To facilitate equitable and sustainable development through efficient and effective service delivery.

Located on the equator, Laikipia County is found in the Great Rift Valley and is among the smallest in Kenya with an area of 9,462 square kilometers.

Laikipia which means treeless plain in Maasai language is a vast plain where different kinds of wildlife, including the big five roam freely on the rangelands of Laikipia.

Geography

The county borders six counties: Meru and Nyeri to the south, Nyandarua to the southwest, Samburu to the north, Isiolo to the northeast and Baringo to the west.

Constituencies

Laikipia County constitutes three constituencies; Laikipia West, Laikipia East and Laikipia North.

People and Communities

The county’s population according to the 2009 National Census is 399,227 with males forming 49.8% while female form 50.2% of the population. With multiple ethnic communities, the Kikuyus and Maasai communities form the largest portion of its residents. Other tribes mainly Borana, Samburu, Kalenjin, Meru, Somali, Turkana, European and Asian settlers are the resident minorities.

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