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.
Garissa county Health summit

Garissa county Health summit

Health sector

Health sector

Zebras in Ishaqbini

Zebras in Ishaqbini

Rocks in Balambala

Rocks in Balambala

Benane springs

Benane springs

Waso plains in Lagdera

Waso plains in Lagdera