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Wajir is the Livestock capital of Kenya, having the largest camel herd population in Kenya and a newly installed ultra-modern abattoir with a capacity to process 1,500 cattle a day.
Wajir is a stepping stone to both local and international markets through the Wajir International Airport and its proximity to the LAPPSET corridor.
The county has abundant natural resources that include but not limited to sunshine for solar power generation; great wind speeds for wind power generation; as well as an array of natural resources such as limestone, minerals, oil, precious stones and exotic wildlife as well as gum and resins. Wajir has a reservoir of both skilled and unskilled human capital crucial for business and development.
The County Government of Wajir has set up an environment that will maximize investors return on investment
Wajir intends to distinguish itself as clean energy based economy. It’s abundant supply of solar and good wind speeds offer a golden opportunity for any investor seeking to set up solar and wind plants and contribute to the budding green economy. Most areas in the County have high intensity of solar with good wind speeds in the south in Habaswein and Arbajahan.Read More
Wajir has an enormous supply of underground water as it sits on the Merti and Yamicha acquifer. Additional water supply is provided by seasonal rivers and Ewaso Ngiro Basin along its Isiolo, Garissa border. Therefore, commercial farming and horticulture through Irrigation promises an attractive return on investment.Read More
In 1912, Wajir had been earmarked as a suitable location for a cement factory as it sits on massive deposits of limestone. Local entrepreneurs are already tapping into this resource, albeit using outdated methods, by crudely burning the limestone and producing whitewash which is then mixed with sand and used for construction. This method produces a crude but effective and cheap cement variety. This cement has been used by the local communities for over a century as witnessed by old town houses and mosques still in existence.Read More