Garissa town is the headquarters of garissa county and the gateway to north eastern kenya. It is located about 215 miles 350 km east of nairobi and is linked by road with nairobi mombasa.
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Garissa town. Suuq mugdi market also dubbed as the dark market provides a better experience and it is to garissa town what lamu market is for lamu island a stripped down version of the community. Gabolka gaarisa is an administrative county in the former north eastern province of kenya its capital and largest urban area is garissa the county had a population of 841 353 at the 2019 census and a land area of about 44 753 km 2 17 279 sq mi. Eastern kenya its geographical coordinates are 0 27 25 south 39 39 30 east and its original name with diacritics is garissa.
Garissa town climate and geography. Going to garissa by road will initially send you through thika road. Manufactures include plastic containers.
In december 2019 the garissa solar power station was inaugurated providing grid power to garissa town. Garissa town east central kenya. Last month two people were killed over land ownership in the town.
Garissa is a predominantly muslim somali town. Korane said land grabbing in garissa town and its environs had resulted in bloody conflicts deaths and destruction of property. Garissa town has two main markets the suuq mugdi and the municipal stage market although micro enterprises are generally spread in all streets of the town.
The town is a market centre situated on the tana river and its industries process food beverages and tobacco products. Welcome to the garissa google satellite map. It is a hub in the ongoing humanitarian food aid program into the northeast of kenya.
The town has a university garissa university college and a number of colleges including medical college. As of 31 august 2016 garissa county had more than 260 000 somali refugees in refugee camps at dadaab which is located in. Garissa is a market center and the commercial hub of the garissa county.
The town rainfall varies from 1 000 to 1 500mm in the highlands to 600mm per annum in the lowlands with temperatures ranging from a minimum of 10 c in the highlands to a maximum of 35 c in the low lying plains. This prestige project of president mwai kibaki and his coalition partner prime minister raila odinga will doubtlessly be. Garissa lies on the tana river and is the geographic gateway to the interior of the northeastern province.
This place is situated in n. Perpetually jammed over the past decade this road is currently being upgraded into a 12 lane superhighway.