KAJIADO COUNTY

Kajiado County is situated in the Rift Valley and borders Narok and Kiambu Counties to the west, Nairobi and Machakos counties to the north, Makueni and Taita/Taveta counties to the east and Tanzania to the south. It lies between latitude 2.0981S and longitude 36.7820E and has a population of 687,312 (2009 population census). The County occupies an area of 21,902 km2. The County has five sub counties namely Kajiado Central, Kajiado North, Kajiado East, Kajiado West and Kajiado South.

The county has four main livelihood zones namely, Pastoral all species, Agro-Pastoral, and Mixed Farming livelihood zones, with population proportions of 52, 12 and 5 percent respectively. Formal employment, casual waged labour and business livelihood zones comprises 31 percent of the population.

Baled hay in the county

Baled hay in the county

Kajiado County is one of the 14 counties implementing the Kenya World Bank funded Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Resilience Project. The county was targeted because of its vulnerability to recurrent droughts, trans-boundary livestock trade routes, clustering around common issues such as pasture reserve areas.     Other specific criteria include high poverty levels,   potential for pasture production and storage, land fragmentation, community interest in the project activities and complementarity with other projects on drought resilience.

 

ACTIVITY IMPLEMENTATION STATUS

NRM COMPONENT:

  1. Sub Component 1.1: Water Resource Development
  ACTIVITY TARGET REMARKS
1 Community mobilization to identify location of  the water resource facilities to be constructed / rehabilitated Community mobilization done Feasibility study to be redone,  target livestock population estimates is ; Cattle- 4000 heads, Goats- 4,000, Sheep- 6,000 and donkey-400, the investment will reduce trekking distance from 10 km one-way from a borehole and 6 km one-way from a community water pan in Oltepesi town
2 Construction of a water pan including screening and ESIA 1 water pans constructed

 

  1. Sub Component 1.2: Sustainable Land Management in Pastoral & Agro pastoral Areas
  ACTIVITY TARGET REMARKS
1 Community mobilization to identify the areas to be rehabilitated Community mobilization done The process of securing of public land is on-going
2 Bush clearing (invasive clearing) 100 Ha
3 Rangeland reseeding 60 ha reseeded
4 Support Establishment of  nurseries for production of trees (fodder) fodder/tree nurseries established
5 Construction of a hay barn 1 hay barn constructed Estimated target population of the beneficiary group is 30, surrounding community estimate is 20 households (i.e. 360 community members), target livestock population estimates is ; Cattle- 400 heads, Goats- 1500, Sheep- 1320 and donkey-75

 

 

 

  1. MAT COMPONENT:
  1. Sub Component 2.1: Market Support Infrastructure & Information Systems
  ACTIVITY TARGET REMARKS
3 Rehabilitation of 1 sale yard 1 sale yard rehabilitated BQ developed and sent to the component head, the investment will increase the volume of trade in livestock and promote livestock movement and disease control

 

  1. Sub Component 2.2: Livestock Value Chain Support & Improved Livestock Mobility & Trade
  ACTIVITY TARGET REMARKS
1 Model cooperatives Mobilization and sensitization to support development of  model cooperatives conducted 2 groups sensitized and trained on cooperatives/ contract marketing in Bissil and Emali

 

 

 

 

  1. LS COMPONENT:
  1. Sub Component 3.1: Livestock Production & Health
  ACTIVITY TARGET REMARKS
1 Surveillance of Trans-boundary Animal Diseases (TAD) 4 Surveillance missions conducted 3 surveillance missions conducted
2 Training on integrated pest management 1 Training conducted 1 training conducted
3 Synchronized Vaccinations Synchronized vaccination conducted, against FMD and CBPP in the Project Areas done
4 Renovation and Equipping of existing Lab Existing Lab at the county headquarters renovated and equipped
5 Establishing and training  Pastoral Field Schools  (PFS) 3 Pastoral Field Schools  (PFS) established and trained At 10% implementation stage

 

  1. PRM COMPONENT
  2. Sub Component 4.2: Drought Disaster Risk Management
  ACTIVITY TARGET REMARKS
1 Train communities and service providers on CMDRR Staff and communities trained on CMDRR 12 county staff trained; 100 community members trained

 

  1. PM&IS COMPONENT
  1. Sub Component 5.1: Project Management, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

Procurement of goods to set up 1 project county office

  ACTIVITY TARGET REMARKS
1 Refurbish county project office County project office refurbished Complete
Livestock Corridor Investment and Location   Investments events Status
Capacity CMDRR Feasibility Study Screening Safeguard studies Remarks
  Component One: Natural Resources Management
Shompole- Oldonyonyokie- Mile 46- Kisamis- Kiserian Construction of Iyaarat water pan in Oltepesi location, Iloodokilani ward, Kajiado West Sub County (Latitude -2.041598, Longitude 36.653900) 30,000M3 √√ √√ √x xx Feasibility study to be redone,  target livestock population estimates is ; Cattle- 4000 heads, Goats- 4,000, Sheep- 6,000 and donkey-400, the investment will reduce trekking distance from 10 km one-way from a borehole and 6 km one-way from a community water pan in Oltepesi town
Kajiado Central- Mashuru- Chyulu hills (Taita taveta) Kikurro hay barn construction in Nkiito village, Kikurro sub location, Dalalekutuk ward, Kajiado Central Sub County (Latitude -1.993654, Longitude 37.048255) >25,000 hay bales √√ √√ √√ √x Estimated target population of the beneficiary group is 30, surrounding community estimate is 20 households (i.e. 360 community members), target livestock population estimates is ; Cattle- 400 heads, Goats- 1500, Sheep- 1320 and donkey-75
  Component Two: Market Access and Trade
Namanga- Mile 46- Bissil- Isinya- Kiserian Sale yard rehabilitation in Ilbissil location xx xx xx xx BQ developed and sent to the component head, the investment will increase the volume of trade in livestock and promote livestock movement and disease control
  Component Three: Livelihood Support
Rehabilitation of county lab N/A N/A N/A N/A The investment will enhance the livestock disease diagnostic capacity of the County and will enable prompt response to livestock disease outbreaks through early detections of diseases
Kajiado Central- Mashuru- Chyulu hills (Taita taveta) Fish ponds construction and equipping in Engirgir village, Kaputei North ward, Kajiado East Sub County  and  Mbirikani in Kajiado South Sub County xx xx xx xx Community mobilization and site identification undertaken, target group identified, BQ estimates sent to component head
Livestock corridors towards Narok border Synchronized vaccination exercise (FMD and CBPP) Estimates 140,000 heads of cattle N/A N/A N/A √√ IPM plan
  Component Four: Pastoral Risk Management
Shompole- Oldonyonyokie- Mile 46- Kisamis- Kiserian and Kajiado Central- Mashuru- Chyulu hills (Taita taveta) CMDRR in the investment sites i.e. Iyaarat and Kikurro N/A N/A N/A N/A Developed DRR plans for the target community
  Component Five: PMIS
Renovation of project office (Latitude 1 50’ 59.67” S and Longitude 36 46’ 19.05” E) N/A N/A N/A N/A Complete

 

Key

√√ : Complete √x : In progress xx: Not Carried Out
CAPITAL INVESTMENT STATUS

Capital investment status

Livestock Corridor Investment and Location   Investments events Status
Capacity CMDRR Feasibility Study Screening Safeguard studies Remarks
  Component One: Natural Resources Management
Shompole- Oldonyonyokie- Mile 46- Kisamis- Kiserian Construction of Iyaarat water pan in Oltepesi location, Iloodokilani ward, Kajiado West Sub County (Latitude -2.041598, Longitude 36.653900) 30,000M3 √√ √√ √x xx Feasibility study to be redone,  target livestock population estimates is ; Cattle- 4000 heads, Goats- 4,000, Sheep- 6,000 and donkey-400, the investment will reduce trekking distance from 10 km one-way from a borehole and 6 km one-way from a community water pan in Oltepesi town
Kajiado Central- Mashuru- Chyulu hills (Taita taveta) Kikurro hay barn construction in Nkiito village, Kikurro sub location, Dalalekutuk ward, Kajiado Central Sub County (Latitude -1.993654, Longitude 37.048255) >25,000 hay bales √√ √√ √√ √x Estimated target population of the beneficiary group is 30, surrounding community estimate is 20 households (i.e. 360 community members), target livestock population estimates is ; Cattle- 400 heads, Goats- 1500, Sheep- 1320 and donkey-75
  Component Two: Market Access and Trade
Namanga- Mile 46- Bissil- Isinya- Kiserian Sale yard rehabilitation in Ilbissil location xx xx xx xx BQ developed and sent to the component head, the investment will increase the volume of trade in livestock and promote livestock movement and disease control
  Component Three: Livelihood Support
Rehabilitation of county lab N/A N/A N/A N/A The investment will enhance the livestock disease diagnostic capacity of the County and will enable prompt response to livestock disease outbreaks through early detections of diseases
Kajiado Central- Mashuru- Chyulu hills (Taita taveta) Fish ponds construction and equipping in Engirgir village, Kaputei North ward, Kajiado East Sub County  and  Mbirikani in Kajiado South Sub County xx xx xx xx Community mobilization and site identification undertaken, target group identified, BQ estimates sent to component head
Livestock corridors towards Narok border Synchronized vaccination exercise (FMD and CBPP) Estimates 140,000 heads of cattle N/A N/A N/A √√ IPM plan
  Component Four: Pastoral Risk Management
Shompole- Oldonyonyokie- Mile 46- Kisamis- Kiserian and Kajiado Central- Mashuru- Chyulu hills (Taita taveta) CMDRR in the investment sites i.e. Iyaarat and Kikurro N/A N/A N/A N/A Developed DRR plans for the target community
  Component Five: PMIS
Renovation of project office (Latitude 1 50’ 59.67” S and Longitude 36 46’ 19.05” E) N/A N/A N/A N/A Complete

Key

√√ : Complete √x : In progress xx: Not Carried Out
Kajiado County
LIVESTOCK ROUTES

Stock routes- Kajiado County

  1. Namanga- Mile 9- Bissil (P)- Isinya- Kitengela- KMC/ NBI
  2. Torosei- Bissil- Isinya- Kitengela- KMC/NBI
  3. Shompole (P)- Oldonyonyokie- Mile 46- Isinya- Kitengela- KMC/NBI
  4. Shompole- Oldonyonyokie- Mile 46- Kisamis- Kiserian
  5. Shompole- Oldonyonyokie- Kisamis- Kiserian
  6. Ewaso kedong- Kiserian
  7. Suswa- Kiserian
  8. Rombo (P)- Kimana (P)- Mbirikani- Mashuru- Kitengela- Kiserian
  9. Namanga- Mile 46- Bissil- Isinya- Kiserian
  10. Rombo- Kimana- Mbirikani- Emali- KMC/NBI
  11. Kimana- Mombasa/ Taita taveta
MIGRATORY ROUTES

Migratory routes- Kajiado County

    1. Kiajiado Central/ West- Ngurumani/ Shompole- Escarpment (Narok)
    1. Kajiado Central- Mashuru- Makueni
    1. Kajiado Central- Mashuru- Chyulu hills (Taita taveta)
    1. Kajiado Central- Mashuru- Machakos- Makueni
    1. Kajiado Central/West- Nairobi
    1. Kajiado South- Chyulu hills
    1. Kajiado West/ Central- Naivasha- Mai mahiu- Nyandarua- Laikipia
    1. Kajiado Central/ West- Naivasha- Kiambu
    1. Kajiado Central/ West- Olgulului- Tanzania
    1. Kajiado Central/ West- Torosei- Tanzania
    1. Kajiado West- Tanzania
PROJECT INVESTMENT SITES