MANDERA COUNTY

Mandera County is one of the 47 counties in Kenya, located in the North Eastern part of Kenya and borders Ethiopia to the North, Somalia Republic to the East and Wajir County to the South. It is about 1,100km from the capital city of Nairobi by road. The county has an approximate population of 1,025,756 and covers an area of 25,991.5 km2. The County Administratively is subdivided into six Sub Counties namely: Mandera West, Mandera South, Banisa, Mandera North, Mandera East and Lafey and further to 30 administrative wards.

Mandera

Sub-County Zone Suitable Enterprises
Mandera East LM (IV- VI) Livestock keeping, irrigated agriculture along River Daua and drought tolerant crops
Mandera North LM (IV- VI) Livestock keeping, irrigated agriculture along River Daua and drought tolerant crops
Mandera West LM (IV- VI) Livestock keeping and drought tolerant crops
Mandera south LM (IV-VI) Livestock keeping and drought tolerant crops
Banisa LM (IV- VI) Livestock keeping, irrigated agriculture along River Daua and drought tolerant crops
Lafey LM (V- VI) Livestock keeping, irrigated agriculture along River Daua and drought tolerant crops

Justification for project

Due to the 2011 drought Mandera and other ASAL counties experienced severe contraction of its economy and loss of its livelihoods which is majorly dependent on livestock.IGAD nations then came up with an initiative to stem effects of drought in future. Mandera county was chosen as a beneficiary county because of its:

    1. Vulnerability to Recurrent droughts;
    1. Cross border/Trans-boundary Resource based Conflict prone area;
    1. Trans-boundary livestock trade routes

Regional disease investigation and diagnostic center

Livestock is the main livelihood for 90% of the county populace. This resource is mostly hampered by disease outbreaks. The best strategy for disease management is prevention. To realize this the project and county prioritized a regional veterinary laboratory to serve the county and neighboring regions in Southern Ethiopia and neighboring Somalia regions. The regionality was informed by the fluid situation of disease spread in the triangle. The aim is to reduce the turnaround time for processing of samples as the nearest laboratory is 800km in Garissa thus enabling speedy prevention thus securing the pastoral livelihood.

The laboratory will be located in Garbakole area near Mandera town.

COUNTY MAP
PROJECT INVESTMENT SITES
LIVESTOCK ROUTES

Migratory route

MIGRATORY ROUTES

Livestock route

Livestock routes map Mandera County (Red Major stock route, Black Minor stock route)

CAPITAL INVESTMENT STATUS
Component Sub-project name Location/ name & site physical address Status (stages) Remarks
NRM Sake water pan construction Sake sub location, Gither location,dandu division, Mandera west sub county

Gither ward,mandera west constituency

Latitude -3®38’24.00”N, Longitude 39®47’.200.00”E

1.2km2

860M asl

Community mobilization and site identification done

CMDRR process undertaken
Feasibility study and report done by County water engineers

Screening exercise undertaken

Awaiting EIA

Estimated target population is 1460 Households (7300peopleTarget 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 water pan to 6 km and water duration from4 months to 6 months
NRM Tree planting at Bulla Haji primary school  Neboi ward,khalalio division,mandera east

3®58’42.94”N and 41®43’49.23’’E

10.8KM2

Screening done

200 seedlings done

Water tank installed

Piping done

Fencing done

Project complete and handed over to SMC
NRM Bush clearing Neboi ward,khalalio division,mandera

Bulla Haji county farm

3®59’5.38’’N and 41®43’38.80”E

2,854 House holds

Population(11,110Males,9470 females)

Screening done

Bush management done

Awaiting seeds

For seed bulking and demonstration for farmer groups
NRM Gully control Sake sublocation,Gither location,dandu division, Mandera west sub county

Gither ward,mandera west constituency

Latitude -3®38’24.00”N, Longitude 39®47’.200.00”E

1.2km2

860M asl

Screening done

BQ done

Gabions yet to be constructed
LS Regional livestock disease investigation and diagnostic centre-Garbakole,Mandera Garbakole,Mandera

3®56’25.73”N and

41®50’39.26”E

Screening done

Feasibility report

Designs done

BQ done

Awaiting EIA

The investment will enhance the livestock disease diagnostic capacity of the County and neighboring country(southern Ethiopia, Somalia)

The investment will enable prompt response to livestock disease outbreaks through early detections of diseases(Reduce turn around time)

The investment will build laboratory diagnostic capacity of the technical staff

PRM CMDRR Takaba

Gagab

Tarama

3 community action plan
ACTIVITY IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
Livestock Corridor Investment and Location   Investments events Status
Capacity CMDRR Feasibility Study Screening Safeguard studies Remarks
  Component One: Natural Resources Management
Ethiopia-Banisa-Ta Sake water pan

·         Latitude -3®38’24.00”N, Longitude 39®47’.200.00”E

25,000M3 √√ √√ √√   Awaiting EIA
Sake- Gully control

·         Latitude -3®38’24.00”N, Longitude 39®47’.200.00”E

  √√ √√ Awaiting commencement
Bulla haji- Bush Clearing

        • 3®59’5.38’’N and 41®43’38.80”E
10 ha √√ √√ Done
  Component Two: Market Access and Trade
Border post        
  Component Three: Livelihood Support
Regional disease investigation and diagnostic center-Garbakole

·         3®56’25.73”N and

41®50’39.26”E

          Awaiting EIA
  Component Four: Pastoral Risk Management
CMDRR(Gagab,Tarama,Takaba) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
           
  Component Five: PMIS
Renovation of project office            

Capital Investment Status

Key

√√ : Complete √x : In progress xx: Not Carried Out