ABOUT ISIOLO COUNTY
THE EPICENTER OF MODERN CIVILIZATION ONTHE AFRICAN CONTINENT.
Expectations are high about the Isiolo County. It is difficult to paint a picture of how Isiolo County will be in five, ten or fifteen years. Across the beautiful hills, valleys,acacia trees and the savannah grasslands of Isiolo, winds of change are blowing. Isiolo is a virgin space, a wonderful piece of creation. The Isiolians and Kenyans alike are up-beat on how they are going to fit into the Isiolo County and the Isiolo ecosystem.Isiolo sits at the center of the world that is watching keenly at the unfolding developments taking place there. Isiolo's strategic position is irresistible and attractive to local and international investors.
The realization and implementation of the Isiolo resort city was initiated three years ago by the former president of Kenya Hon. Mwai Kibaki when he officially launched the construction of the Isiolo international Airport and later the LAPSSET(Lamu Port Southern Sudan Ethiopia Transport) Corridor project. In addition, an abattoir is nearing completion and disease free zones have been identified to feed it with three hundred animals per day. Among the highlights of the Isiolo County is the Isiolo resort city, the Lamu-Isiolo-Juba and Nairobi-Isiolo-Ethiopia superhighways, the Isiolo International Airport, the Isiolo refinery, the Isiolo artificial lake, the Isiolo film industry and Isiolo tourist villages. The Isiolo resort city by design sits between two hills on the Kipsing Gap and is modeled to have a wonderful coexistence with nature with a golf course and tourist villages at its midst. The city will border an artificial lake, Lewa conservancy, the Samburu game reserve and Isiolo old town.The massive artificial lake will be a wonderful sight to behold with fishing and boat racing as the main tourist attractions. The lake waters will irrigate the semi-arid land into green orchards and forests.
The Isiolo County Government which is six month old is fully functional with a county assembly, County Public Service Board and a cabinet comprising of The Governor, Deputy Governor, and seven County Executives. The Isiolo resort city is part of the vision 2030,a Kenyan Government Masterplan that envisages transforming the Nation into a middle-level economy. The Governor of Isiolo county Government H.E. Godana Doyo and His Deputy H.E. Mohamed Gulled are keen on implementation details to ensure that everything goes as planned and the people of Isiolo (Isiolians) are not left out in the development of Isiolo County.
Isiolians derive their livelihood from entertaining tourists who come seasonally to watch and interact with the wildlife, the Isiolo Big five (Grevy Zebra, Oryx, Somali Ostrich, Lion, reticulated giraffe).The Isiolo Big Five are found in the Buffalo springs game reserve bordering Samburu game reserve, Shaba game reserve and Bisnadi game reserve near Meru game reserve.
Isiolo game reserves that house The Sarova Lodge, Simba Lodge and Bisinadi Lodge are part of tourist circuit that spans Masai Mara, Samburu-Isiolo, Lewa and Mt Kenya. According to the Governor, the wildlife and the culture of Isiolo people, the Samburu, Turkana, Borona, Gabra, Somali, Ameru are intertwined and must be conserved at all costs. An array of technologies such as surveillance aircrafts have been proposed to eradicate poaching and enhance security in the game parks. The Government of Isiolo will ensure that the rapid infrastructural development does not disrupt nature.
Fast forward.Isiolo is poised to become an economic elephant, an industrial hub and international trade center. Among the key projects the Isiolo Governmentplans to initiate are the solar and wind Energy farms, Broadband connectivity to every primary school and massive irrigation projects.
Isiolo County is a convergence of ideas. We welcome all to be part of this County.