Welcome to Garissa County

Garissa County is an administrative county in the former North Eastern Province of Kenya. The County is most known for Garissa town which has been bestowed the title of the safest town in Eastern and Central Africa.Garissa County has a total population of 623,060. A male population of 334,939 and a female population of 288,121 (census 2009). Garissa has six constituencies namely: Garissa Township, Ijara, Dadaab, Lagdera, Fafi and Balambala.The county is low lying, with altitudes ranging between 70m and 400m above sea level.

Economy
Livestock production is a significant part of the county’s economy. Between 2005 and 2007, Garissa cattle producers earned over 1.8 billion shillings in sales in domestic and overseas markets. In terms of livestock imports, most of Garissa's cattle come from cross-border trade between Somali livestock merchants.
Livestock Farming

Livestock Farming

Garissa is the Livestock capital of Kenya. The county is one of the major sources of beef, and small stock sold in Nairobi and Mombasa.

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Agribusiness in Garissa

Agribusiness in Garissa

Farming is turning Garissa into a bread basket.Already, waters from River Tana are transforming the region into a valley of opportunities...

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Bour-Algy Giraffe Sanctuary

Bour-Algy Giraffe Sanctuary

Arawale National Reserve

Arawale National Reserve

Boni National Reserve

Boni National Reserve

Garissa Animal Market

Garissa Animal Market