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Isiolo North Constituency

Isiolo North Constituency.
Isiolo North Constituency.

About Isiolo North Constituency

 Isiolo North Constituency is one of the two constituencies that constitute Isiolo County, which is located in lower eastern region of Kenya. The constituency is the largest in Isiolo County and covers an area of 15,881 sq.km (61.8% of the county’s landmass), and comprises the two sub-counties of Isiolo and Merti. There are seven wards within the constituency, namely Wabera, Bulapesa, Chari, Cherab, Ngaremara, Burat and Oldonyiro. According to 2009 census, which is disputed by the leaders as underestimation, Isiolo North had a population of 100,178 people. This population is projected to be 133,966 people by 2017 (County Planning Office of Isiolo). With a population density of 6 persons per sq.km, characterized by uneven distribution, the constituency is generally considered sparsely populated. The Isiolo Sub-County (which includes Oldonyiro) is home to 80% of the constituency population. Population distribution in terms of wards is as follows:

 Isiolo North Constituency – County Assembly Wards

Name Population (2009 National Census)             Area (Sq. Km)             Current Sub locations

Wabera           17,431            13.00 Kiwanjani and Wabera Sub–Locations of Isiolo County

Bulapesa         22,722            7.70    Waso and Bulapesa Sub–Locations of Isiolo County

Chari   4,781 3,761.20         Bisan biliqo, Kom, Bulesa and Goda Sub–Locations

Cherab            15,560            8,862.20         Merti North, Merti South, Mataarba, Korbesa, Bulto Bonsa, Duma, Yamicha, Malkagalla and Urura Sub–Locations of Isiolo County

Ngaremara     5,520 963.90            Ngaremara and Gotu Sub–Locations of Isiolo County

Burat   18,774            748.00            Burat, Odha, Isiolo West Sub–Locations of Isiolo County

Oldo/Nyiro     15,388            1,161.20         Kipsing, Lenguruma, Oldonyiro and Longopito Sub–Locations of Isiolo County

The constituency is cosmopolitan in terms of the ethnic composition with those of sizable population being the Oromo-speaking Boran and Sakuye, the Turkana, Samburu, Meru, Somali, and smaller populations of other communities from different parts of Kenya. The main urban centres in the Constituency include Isiolo Town, Oldonyiro and Merti. Isiolo Town is the County headquarters and is the epicenter of all administrative and economic services in the county. The main livelihoods of the people is pastoralism (43% from the rapid survey conducted during the planning), with a vast majority of them being nomadic herders, keeping camels, goats, sheep, cattle and donkeys. Crop cultivation is mostly practiced along the riverine areas of Ewasonyiro and Isiolo rivers, as well as most parts of central division using rain water. 

According to 2009 Census, 71% of the county population lives below poverty level and Isiolo North Constituency leads in pockets of high poverty levels. The constituency is characterized by poor service provision, poor infrastructure, food shortages, low education levels and standards, high unemployment, and poor health services. In the entire county Merti has the highest poverty incidence level at 71% followed by Garbatulla at 69%. The main factors causing poverty (Isiolo District PRSP) include poor livestock marketing; inappropriate land tenure and pasture management leading to conflicts, lack of access to job opportunities and attractive credit services, frequent droughts, underdeveloped infrastructure, and illiteracy.

 Source: Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), 2009.

Constituency contacts

physical office; Next to ACC's office central Isiolo

P.O.Box 259-60300

Isiolo

cdfisiolonorth@ngcdf.go.ke

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CDFC Members

Nicholas Emmanuel Lolchuragi-- Male Youth Representative.
Nicholas Emmanuel Lolchuragi-- Male Youth Representative.
Member
Ibrahim Boru Halake -Male Adult Representative.
Ibrahim Boru Halake -Male Adult Representative.
Member
Asna Wario-- Female Youth Representative.
Asna Wario-- Female Youth Representative.
Member
Josephine Muli Ekiru- Female Adult Representative
Josephine Muli Ekiru- Female Adult Representative
Member
Mohammed Gollo Wako-- Representative of Persons Living with Disability.
Mohammed Gollo Wako-- Representative of Persons Living with Disability.
Member
Mahat Ibrahim Gedi --Nominee of the Constituency Office (Male).
Mahat Ibrahim Gedi --Nominee of the Constituency Office (Male).
Member
Zainabu Roba Koto --Nominee of the Constituency Office (Female)
Zainabu Roba Koto --Nominee of the Constituency Office (Female)
Member
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