Laikipia County is one of the 17 counties located in the Rift Valley. The name Laikipia means ‘treeless plain’ in Maasai language an apt description of the county, which is a vast plain where both wildlife and domestic animals roam freely on the rangelands of Laikipia. It covers an area of 9,532.2km2 and is ranked as the 14th largest county in the country by land size.
According to the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census, the population for the county stood at 518,560.
The major economic is pastoralism, mixed farming, horticulture, ranching, agro pastoral, marginal mixed farming sand harvesting along river beds, tourism and trade.
Laikipia County has three (3) constituencies divided into 15 electoral wards.
|Senator||NDERITU JOHN KINYUA|
|Women Representative||WARUGURU CATHERINE WANJIKU|
Laikipia East Constituency
Laikipia West Constituency
Laikipia North Constituency
A sample of 600 and a margin of error of ±4% was used.
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|Ward||Adult Population per Ward||Sample per Ward|
|Constituency||No of Wards||Wards||Member of Parliament|
|Laikipia West||6||Ol-Moran, Rumuruti, Township ,Githiga, Marmanet, Igwamiti Salama||PATRICK KARIUKI MARIRU|
|Laikipia East||5||Ngobit, Tigithi, Thingithu,Nanyuki, Umande||AMIN DEDDY MOHAMED ALI|
|Laikipia North||4||Sosian,Segera, Mugogodo West , Mugogodo East||SARA PAULATA KORERE|
CountyTrak Index – Elected Leaders Approval Rating(2015)
- Governor 52.2%
- Senator 46.9%
- Women’s Representative 46.5%
- Consolidated MCA’s 58.1%
CountyTrak Index – Elected Leaders Approval Rating(2020)
- Governor 50.2%
- Senator 40.9%
- Women’s Representative 44.6%
- Consolidated MCA’s 42.8%
CountyTrak Index – MPs Approval Rating(2015)
- Laikipia East Constituency 59.4%
- Laikipia West Constituency 56.1%
- Laikipia North Constituency 46.7%
CountyTrak Index – MPs Approval Rating(2020)
- Laikipia East Constituency 48.1%
- Laikipia West Constituency 45.4%
- Laikipia North Constituency 43.6%