“Wajir” is a Boran word meaning coming together. It s one of the largest and oldest towns in Kenya covering an area of 55,841 km square.
When you think of Wajir, you imagine desert, hunger scorching sun or even emaciation right? Well this is far from fact. The Eastern part of the county is covered with naturally growing thickets and forests that yield the largest quantities of gums and resins produced in Kenya, more than half of the world’s supply.
There is an abundace of livestock with over 15.3 million animals, not to forget the myriad of giraffes and leopards that roam about.
The abundant sunshine that shines here throughout the year provides for solar power generation. Select areas like the lands of Herbaswean and the bare terrain bordering the Chalbi desert are reputed to have the greatest winds speeds in the world ideal for renewable energy generation.
Here, it is the people who bring the destination to life. Everyone here is very culture-informed; most of them being the Somali community. There is a national museum that gives a glimpse of the rich cultural, historical, and natural heritage of Northern Kenya and its interaction with the world.
Another undiscovered gem in Wajir is the availability of an international airport. The airport is open daily and is open to all types of aircrafts so no worries about getting yourself to the county.
Take a chance and visit to Wajir to discover these and lots more undiscovered attractions.