Narok County News
Narok County is situated in Kenya along the Great Rift Valley. The county is named after, Enkare Narok, the river flowing through Narok town. Narok County covers an area of 17,944 sq km and has a population of 850,920. The temperature range is 12 to 28 0C and the average rainfall range of 500 to 1,800 mm per annum.
The Maasai Mara National Park , an important tourist destination, is located in Narok County. It is home to the Great Wildebeest Migration which is one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World”. It constitutes 6 sub-counties namely:Kilgoris, Narok North, Narok South, Narok East, Narok West and Emurua Dikirr. Narok town is the district capital of Narok County and stands as the major centre of commerce in the county.
As per the UN study/research for the Kenya Vision 2030, Narok County is marked as one of the fundamental counties for the achieving economic pillar. Key contributions are in the tourism sector through the Maasai Mara and the agricultural sector through livestock farming.
The main economic activities in Narok County include:
Mining activities include gold mining in Lolgorianie and Kilimapesa, quarry and sand harvesting.
Goldplat, one of the world’s biggest gold companies — which is also listed at the London Stock Exchange — was awarded the lease to exploit the large gold deposits in the Lolgorien area of the County in november last year.
The firm also discovered richer gold reserves at it Kilimapesa mines in Trans Mara to support commercial exploitation of the precious metal expected to be a key source of wealth for Narok County.The firm has also found gold deposits in an abandoned site, Red Ray, around Kilimapesa mines, which are expected to raise the mineral output to over 285kg per year, worth about Sh1.5 billion
Crop farming in both commercial and subsistence
The main crops grown in the county are wheat, barley, maize, beans, Irish potatoes and horticultural crops. These crops are grown under rain fed, micro irrigation, and sprinkle and drip irrigation. Maize, wheat, barley and sugarcane are grown as cash crops. Maize and wheat are the highest income earning cash crops in the county.
This is practiced For both local and adaptive exotic breeds. Livestock farming in narok contribute 10 % of the country’s GDP
This is the largest contributor to the county’s economy as it hosts the Maasai Mara National Reserve famously known as the seventh wonder of the world for the annual wildebeest migration. It hosts a number of luxurious hotels, lodges, clubs and camp sites.
Notable Personalities in Narok County
Some of the influential personalities from the county include:-
David Rudisha who is the Olympics 2012 world champion and current record holder over 800m
Billy Komintai Konchellah the two time (1987 and 1991) 800m Olympics champion
Leonard Kirwa Kosencha, gold medal winner 800m at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics.
Patrick konchella winner at 1994 Commonwealth Games
Narok County Jobs
Narok County Jobs opportunities for all qualified personnel and those who would wish to work with Narok County government. Jobs in Narok County are posted on the county website.
Jobs in Narok County are awarded in a free, fair and transparency manner in the need to fight corruption in the country.
To access these Narok county jobs advertisement click the link: http://www.narok.go.ke/ for the latest job opportunities in the county.
Narok County Tenders
Narok county tenders are awarded in a free, fair and transparency manner in the need to fight corruption in the country.
To access tenders in Narok county click the link: http://www.narok.go.ke/tenders for the latest job opportunities in the county.
Narok County Governor and Deputy Governor
The current governor of Narok County is Hon. Samuel Kuntai Ole Tunai and the deputy governor is Hon. Aruasa Evalyn Chepkirui.
Constituencies in Narok County
- Kilgoris Constituency
- Emurua Dikiri Constituency
- Narok North Constituency
- Narok East Constituency
- Narok South Constituency
- Narok West Constituency
Narok County Wards
Details about Narok County Wards will be updated soon…
Facts About Narok County
Narok County is located on the South Rift Valley on the north of Tanzania, it borders six counties with Nakuru county to the North, Bomet county, Nyamira county and Kisii county to the North West, Kajiado county to the East and Migori county to the West.
Area (Km 2): 17,944
Climate: temperatures range from minimum of 8 to maximum of 28 degrees centigrade. It has two rainy seasons with average rainfall ranging from 500 to 1,800 mm per annum.
Bitumen Surface 172 Km
Gravel Surface 162Km
Earth Surface 205.5 Km
Narok County Population
Density: 47 people per Km2
National Percentage: 2.2%
Population Growth Rate: 3.3%
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Narok County Government
County capital: Narok Town
Number of Constituencies (2010): 3 (Narok North, Narok South and Kilgoris)
Registered Voters: 221,286
National percentage of Registered Voters: 2%
Number of Districts (2009): 4 (Narok North, Narok South, Transmara East, Transmara West/Dikirr)
Number of Local Authorities (2010): 3 (Town Council of Narok, County Council of Narok, County Council of Transmara)
Economy of Narok County
Resources: Natural (Maasai Mara Reserve, Mara River, Arable Land), Financial (CDF, LATF, Collections from Maasai Mara Reserve)
Financial services: 6 Commercial banks, 8 Micro-Finance Institutions
Poverty Level: 12% of population live below the poverty line
Age dependency Ratio: 122.6
Main Economic Activities/industries: Tourism in Maasai Mara, Commercial Farming, Livestock Farming
Main Agricultural products: Wheat, Barley, Maize, Livestock
Social and Cultural activities: Maasai Traditional Practice
Education of Narok County
Pupil to teacher ratio for public schools:33:1
Primary schools 571
Total enrollment 175,409
Total enrollment 13,852
Youth Polytechnics 8
University College 1
Health in Narok County
Health facilities: Dispensary (84), Health Centres (16), Sub District (1), District (3)
Doctors to Population Ratio: 1:100,953
Infant Mortality Rates: 60 per 1,000 (Rift Valley Province)
Under-Five Mortality Rates: 12 per 1,000 (Rift Valley Province)
Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, foot and mouth, tryponosomiasis, HIV/Aids
Notable Hospitals: Narok District Hospital (155 beds) and Transmara District Hospital (32 Beds Capacity)
Narok County Contacts
Name: Narok County Headquarters
Address: PO BOX 898-20500 Narok,Kenya
Physical address: Off Mau Narok – Nakuru Road, Narok Town
Narok County Website