Abstract or Introduction
This text provides an overview of Wajir South Administrative Post (AP), situated in Wajir County within Kenya's North Eastern Region. It delves into the geographical coordinates, climatic conditions, and sociodemographic aspects of the county. Wajir County, characterized as a semi-arid region in ecological zones V-VI, experiences two distinct rainy seasons annually. However, frequent droughts and flash floods have been increasingly impacting the livelihoods of its inhabitants.
The text further explores the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census data, projecting population figures for 2020 and 2022, with a focus on gender distribution and age demographics. Wajir County comprises six sub-counties and 30 wards, predominantly relying on pastoralism as a way of life. The establishment of permanent water points has led to the growth of small settlements, contributing to population growth and resource-related conflicts among clans.
Additionally, the text highlights vulnerable groups within the Wajir South AP, including orphans, children living with elderly parents, and those with special needs, emphasizing the collaborative efforts of World Vision's Wajir South AP program with various governmental and non-governmental partners to address these challenges and implement projects in the region.
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- Prof Augustine Otieno Afullo (Author), Exploring Wajir South Administrative Post. Geographical and Demographic Insights in Kenya's North Eastern Region, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1391056