Laikipia County

 

Laikipia County

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.

 

Representatives
Governor MURIITHI NDIRITU
Senator NDERITU JOHN KINYUA
Women Representative WARUGURU CATHERINE WANJIKU
Constituencies

Laikipia East Constituency

Laikipia West Constituency

Laikipia North Constituency

A sample of 600 and a margin of error of ±4% was used.
View Sample frame
Ward Adult Population per Ward Sample per Ward
Ol-Moran 12,146 27
Rumuruti Township 14,817 33
Githiga 19,251 42
Marmanet 29,202 64
Igwamiti 47,604 104
Salama 16,356 36
Ngobit 16,426 36
Tigithi 18,538 41
Thingithu 14,273 31
Nanyuki 19,513 43
Umande 11,098 24
Sosian 17,864 39
Segera 10,962 24
Mugogodo West 9,395 21
Mugogodo East 16,038 35
273,483 600
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%
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