Located in the North Eastern part of Kenya, Wajir is one of the oldest towns in Kenya. The town was established in 1912 due to its centrality to all major towns in the region.
Wajir gets the name from a Borana word that means ‘Coming together’ characteristic of the different clans and pastoral communities that used to congregate in areas around Wajir town to water their animals from the abundant and dependable shallow wells.
The scarcely populated town is strewn with vast plains and has high prospects of precious stones, minerals and oil.
Wajir from 14 Feb 2018