BACKGROUND

Marsabit County is the largest of Kenya’s 47 counties with an area of 70,961 sq. km and a population of approximately 300,000. It is part of the approximately 80% of the country’s landmass classified as arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) where the primary livelihood is either pastoralism or agro-pastoralism. It is located in upper eastern region of the Republic of Kenya and borders Ethiopia to the north, Wajir to the east, Isiolo to the south, Samburu to the south west and Turkana County to the west.

The county generally comprises of low plains between 530-760m above sea level and occasionally interrupted by mountain ranges- Ndoto mountains, Mt. Nyiru, Mt. Marsabit and Mt. Kulal.The Chalbi desert- a saline lake bed lying 435-500m above sea level is a true desert and the lowest land surface in the county. Lying between latitudes 020 45’ and 040 27’N and longitudes 370 57’ and 390 21’E, it is a county of varied soil characteristics with poor texture, shallow, low fertility and low organic content. The temporal and spatial variation of rainfall is bimodal in distribution with the lowest part receiving less than 200mm of rainfall per annum while Mt. Marsabit at much higher elevation (1707m) receives a mean annual rainfall of 800 mm.

No. Zone %
1. All –pastoral livelihood zones 81
2. Agro-pastoral livelihood zone 16
3. Others (formal employment, casual waged labor, petty trade) 3

Source: Marsabit Agriculture Sector Plan 2013-2017

In terms of agricultural productivity, 5060 ha is covered under food and cash crop; livestock has 424,603 head of cattle, 1,143,480 goats, 960,004 sheep, 203,320 camels, 63,861 donkeys and 50,690 poultry. (Republic of Kenya (2009)-Human Population and Housing Census).

 

ACTIVITY IMPLEMENTATION STATUS

ACTIVITY IMPLEMENTATION STATUS

COMPONENT NAME SUB- PROJECT NAME LOCATION STATUS REMARKS
1.   NATURAL RESOURCE Borehole in Segel

 

North-Horr Sub-County

(N 2.592222 E.37.936111)

Drilled and yielding water

Awaiting commissioning

Reduced trekking distances from 20km to 10km,

Improved quality livestock, Mortality rate expected to be reduced by 3%

Borehole in Koloba Koloba- Moyale Sub-County

37M509628, UTM

364114,

Elevation 645M

Stakeholders consultation done

CMDRR done

Screening done

Hydro-geological survey done

EIA done

Advertised for drilling and awaiting award tender

Expected reduced trekking distances from 20km to 10km,

Improved quality livestock, Mortality rate expected to be reduced by 3%.

The proposed site has been set aside by the community. To support 200HH, 2200 Camels, 11500 small stocks

Borehole in Forollle Elledintu -Forolle in North Horr Sub county 37M 391491 UTM 394671 Stakeholders consultation done

CMDRR done

Screening done

Hydro-geological survey done

EIA done
Advertised for drilling and awaiting award tender

Expected reduced trekking distances from 20km to 10km,

Improved quality livestock, Mortality rate reduced by 3%.To support 300HH, 5000 Cattle, 4300 Camels, 15400 Small stocks.

Training of Water Users Association Forolle in N. Horr and Koloba in Moyale sub-county  Two WRUAs committees formed. A total of 32M and 13F trained in Koloba and Forolle.

Committees expected to register and start operating.

Grassroots Cross-border Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution

(CPMR)

Platforms Meeting for RPLRP

Cluster 2 and 3

 (Kenya and Ethiopia) Organized by IGAD

Moyale, Ethiopia Annual operating budget need of different level of platforms estimated and produced.

Two cross border platform reports produced.

Terms of Reference (TOR) for the

cross-border grassroots

CPMR platform was developed and prepared for endorsement.

Implementation frameworks among the RPLRP and CEWARN identified, and future joint activities identified.

Peace Exhibition at Lake

Turkana Cultural

Festival

Loiyangalani –Laisamis Sub-county RPLRP stand created forum for peace awareness 14 ethnic tribes of Marsabit and

more  visited the RPLRP stand at

the exhibition

Needs Assessment On Community Project Sites Kalacha
Hurri- Hills
Forolle
Gollole ( Uran Ward )
Koloba
Proposed  site for fish pond

Proposed  Site for Earth Dam (Wolena aramo site)   Proposed Site for Earth Dam

Proposed Borehole Site

Proposed site for Bush clearing

Proposed site for Borehole

2.   MARKET ACCESS AND TRADE Market Sale-Yard in Segel North –Horr

(N 2.592222 E.37.936111)

Stakeholders consultation done

Screening done

EIA done

Constructed

Awaiting commissioning

Increased traded products and number of livestock by 6% envisaged
Mapping of Marketing structures Marsabit County Mapping done 14 Market structures mapped.

Report with PIU.

 Stakeholders mobilized for Survey

and Registration of Segel

Livestock

Export Zone

Holding Ground.

North –Horr Sub county Community consultations done Track on cadastral and topo-survey is on course with support from County Government
3.      LIVELIHOOD SUPPORT Disease Surveillance Moyale and North-Horr Sub counties  On FMD, Heart water,CCPP,CBPP, PPR
17 samples taken and confirmed at central laboratory for analysis

2 Surveillance report produced.

Vet staffs were able

To link diseases with the risk factors such as migration, livestock movements due to trade, mixing of flocks, and seasonal challenges such as drought.

Integrated

Pest Management Training

 

Al-Yusra Hotel in Moyale sub-county 33 Veterinary staff fully
equiped with bio-safety skills  while handling vaccines-safe handling and disposal
Staffs awaiting to begin synchronized vaccination campaign
4.   PASTORAL RISK MANAGEMENT Early Warning Sentinel Sites Assessment done ·      Shurr

·      Illeret

·      Merrile

·      Forolle

Expanding

sentinel sites in 4 markets by identifying vast areas

where additional

data monitors can be recruited to assist

the other ones in EWS data collection

Refresher Training done for Data Monitors 4 sites for new Data monitors

And 18

sites for old

data monitors.

Field Monitors inducted on

the new data

collection instruments

Training of Community Members on Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR)

 

·   Logologo

·   Koloba

·   Hurri hills

·   Dukana

·   Forolle

·   Golole

CMDRR committee in place.

Prioritization of projects done by the communities

146 community members trained(56F,90M)

Trained Community representatives with full technical capacity to represent their community in championing CMDRR projects.
Training of Technical Implementing staffs on CMDRR Take  a  lead  role   in   facilitating  the   establishment   or   strengthening  community organizations to manage development programs 13M and 2F trained
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
Maikona-Segel- Shuur – Yamich (Isiolo) – Merti (Isiolo) Segel Borehole

(N 2.592222 E.37.936111)

40m3 per day. √√ √√ √√ √√ Drilled and yielding water, Awaiting commissioning, Reduced trekking distances from 20km to 10km,Improved quality of livestock, Mortality rate expected to be reduced by 3%
Odda –Koloba – Hosmole – Amballo – Shuur Koloba Borehole Drilling

(37M,509628, UTM 364114,

Elevation 645M)

40m3 per day. √√ √√ √√ √√ Stakeholders consultation done, CMDRR done, Screening done, Hydro-geological survey done, EIA done ,Advertised for drilling and awaiting award of tender, To support 200HH, 2200 Camels, 11500 small stocks
 Forolle – Elle Dimtu – Turbi – Burgabo Forolle Borehole Drilling

(37M 391491 UTM 394671)

40m3 per day. √√ √√ √√ √√ Stakeholder’s consultation done, CMDRR done, Screening done, Hydro-geological survey done, EIA done, Advertised for drilling and awaiting award tender, To support 300HH, 5000 Cattle, 4300 Camels, 15400 Small stocks.
Sololo- Wolda – Badhan Arero – Demo- Turbi- Golole- Bush Clearing and Reseeding(N 03˚ 33.098΄ E 038˚ 33.538΄ Elevation 694m) 100 Acres √√ √√ √√ √√ To be tendered
Illaut –Ngurumit-Merille- Nairobi Kurungu – seed bulking plot targeting PFS 10ha xx xx xx xx To be fast tracked
Hurri Hills – Burgabo- Turbi – Demo Construction of 1 Earth dam at Hurri Hills   √√ xx xx xx The community has requested for this project to be converted into a sub-surface masonry tank, awaiting approval of the request).
Logologo –Sori Adi – Gudas Construction of 1 Earth dam-Logologo   √√ xx xx xx Site yet to be identified
Turbi-Bubisa Planting of fodder trees in Tigo primary school   xx xx xx xx Tigo primary school identified
  Component Two: Market Access and Trade
Maikona-Segel Market Sale-Yard in Segel

(N2.592222 .37.936111)

  √√ √√ √√ √√ Complete,Awaiting Commissioning, Increased traded products and number of livestock by 6% envisaged
Forolle-Maikona- Merille-Nairobi Construction of office blocks at Forolle border inspection point   √√ xx xx xx To be fast tracked
  Component Three: Livelihood Support
Cold Chain support (equipment)   xx xx xx xx To be fast tracked
Excavation of 3 Fish ponds   xx xx xx xx To be fast tracked
  Component Four: Pastoral Risk Management
           
  Component Five: PMIS
Assorted Office equipment           √√
Office direction board           √√ -At 3 strategic sites

Key

√√ : Complete √x : In progress xx: Not Carried Out
COUNTY MAP
LIVESTOCK ROUTES

LIVESTOCK MARKETING ROUTES

  1. Illeret – North Horr- Kalacha- Marsabit(Jirime) – Nairobi
  2. Illeret –Loiyangalani- South Horr- Baragoi – Maralal- Rumuruti- Nairobi
  3. Forolle – Marsabit (Jirime) –– Merille- Nairobi
  4. Forolle – Magado (Ethiopia)- Yaballo (Ethiopia)- Addis Ababa
  5. Illaut – Ngurumit – Merille- Nairobi
  6. Korr – Merille- Nairobi
  7. Dabel – Moyale – Marsabit (Jirime) – Isiolo – Nairobi
  8. Jirime – Merille – Isiolo – Nairobi
  9. Sololo – Turbi – Marsabit (Jirime) – Merille – Nairobi
  10. Dukana – North Horr – Kalacha – Maikona – Marsabit (Jirime) – Nairobi
  11. Dukana – Dhilo (Ethiopia)– Dhubuluk (Ethiopia)– Yaballo (Ethiopia) – Addis Ababa
  12. Maikona- Forolle – Magado (Ethiopia) – Dhubuluk (Ethiopia)– Yaballo (Ethiopia) – Addis Ababa
  13. Kalacha –Forolle – Magado – Dubluk – Yabelo – Harrow bake –Ethiopia
  14. Dukana – Saru – (Obok) Ethiopia
  15. North Horr – Balesa –Elhadi – Dhilo (Ethiopia)– Dhubuluk (Ethiopia)– Yaballo (Ethiopia) – Addis Ababa
  16. Odda – Dabel – Bute – Wajir – Garisa – Nairobi
MIGRATORY ROUTES
  1. Maikona-Segel- Shuur – Yamich (Isiolo) – Merti (Isiolo)
  2. Odda –Koloba – Hosmole – Amballo – Shuur
  3. Forolle – Elle Dimtu – Turbi – Burgabo
  4. Sololo- Wolda – Badhan Arero – Demo- Turbi
  5. Illaut –Ngurumit-Merille- Nairobi
  6. Hurri Hills – Burgabo- Turbi – Demo
  7. Logologo –Sori Adi – Gudas
  8. Turbi-Bubisa
  9. Maikona-Segel
  10. Forolle-Maikona- Merille-Nairobi
PROJECT INVESTMENT SITES