Narok County is among the fourteen counties implementing the Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Resilience project. It borders among other Counties, Kajiado which is also implementing the project. The county is inhabited by the Maasai who are among the marginalized communities in the country. Narok County boasts of high livestock populations, with pastoralism being the main production system. Two-thirds of the County is classified as semi-arid (Narok DEAP 2009-2013). Communities in Narok face frequent drought occurring every four years, increasing the vulnerability of the inhabitants. Narok County is regarded as a haven of livestock diseases. This is because of its strategic location linking the Western and Rift valley areas to the Nairobi market. Free movement of animals in the area predisposes livestock to diseases with important ones being Foot and mouth, Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia for cattle and Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia and Peste des petits ruminants in shoats. Resilience project envisages to benefit 290,333 (146,869 males and 143,464 females) direct beneficiaries by building their resilience to drought related livestock emergencies.
Initial stages of sub-project implementation exercise involves public consultations to identify appropriate project/ enterprise by use of a community managed disaster risk reduction (CMDRR) tool. The technical and county steering committees scrutinizes proposals to ensure they are in line with the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) and subsequently approves project budgets. This is followed by community consultation, feasibility and technical studies, and safeguard activities (screening and EIA). Once cleared by the bank, procurement process follows to project completion.
Narok County is currently implementing three (3) infrastructural sub-projects as follows: a) one (1) borehole- currently at procurement process; b) one (1) water pan- safeguard process; and, c) livestock market- safeguard process. The project has also been able to train community members and county staff on different thematic areas among them CMDRR, Integrated pest management and Environmental and social safeguards.
Capital Investment Status
|LIVESTOCK CORRIDOR||TYPE OF THE INVESTMENT||LOCATION||STATUS||ESTIMATED CAPACITY||DISTANCE REDUCED (KMS)|
|CMDRR||Identification &Mobilization||Feasibility, Survey & Design||Screening||Safeguard instrument|
|Kajiado- Ongata Nado- Ntulele- Olchorro- Mau||Nginye water pan project||Nturumeti, Narok East||X||X||X||X||20,000M3||10|
|Transmara- Aitong- Ngosuani- Ewaso Ngiro||Nalepo borehole project||Endonyo Erinka, Narok West||X||X||X||X||X||60M3||8|
|Kilgoris- Emurua Dikirr- Bomet||Construction of Livestock market||Kapsinendet, Transmara East||X||X||X||X||X||3000 animals/ market day||35|
|Loita- Naroosura- Mosiro||Reseeding of degraded areas||Narok East, South, West||X||X||250Ha|
|Loita- Naroosura- Mosiro||Livestock vaccinations||Narok East, South, West||X||X||140,000 Cattle|
- Tanzania- Lolgorian- Emurua Dikkir- Bomet- Mulot- Ewaso Ngiro- Suswa- Nairobi
- Tanzania- Lolgorian- Aitongâ€™- Ewaso Ngiro- Suswa- Nairobi
- Tanzania- Ololaimutia- Ngosuani- Ewasongiro- Suswa- Nairobi
- Tanzania â€“ Olmesutye- Naroosura- Ongata Nado- Ntulele- Suswa
- Tanzania â€“ Olmesutye- Naroosura- Kajiado- Nairobi
Livestock migration corridors in search of water and pasture
- Kajiado- Naroosura- Mara and Tanzania
- Naroosura- Ewaso ngiro- Mau
- Olkinyei- Ololulungâ€™a- Mau
- Kajiado- Ongata Nado- Ntulele- Olchorro- Mau