Narok East is an electoral constituency in Kenya that lies in the Great Rift Valley. It Borders Nakuru and Kajiado Counties. It is one of the constituencies in Narok County. Narok East is constituency number 180 and has a total population of about 82956 according to Kenya population and housing census of 2009 with (approx.) 2059.50 KM2
Narok East Constituency County Assembly Wards
The constituency is home to a number of major rivers, arid and rugged landscapes, volcanic lands with prominent geothermal activities and highland areas of Melili rising to an altitude of 3100m above sea level. The highlands provide fertile ground for farming making the constituency acquire the tag “bread basket of the county.”
Improved sources of water comprise protected spring, protected well, borehole, piped into dwelling, piped and rain water collection while unimproved sources include pond, dam, lake, stream/river, unprotected spring, unprotected well, jabia, water vendor and others.
Ewaso Nyiro, Siyabei and Enkare ngusur are some of the major rivers that flow into the Mara River. Mt. Suswa and the entire plains of Suswa feature breathtaking views of the escarpment and wild animals like giraffes, gazelles, antelopes, zebras and baboons.
A number of dams, water pans and boreholes have come up to boost water distribution in the constituency. Some of them are Ongata naado borehole sponsored by Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka, Kordai dam sponsored by Ewaso Nyiro South Development Authority(ENSDA), Ntulele dam sponsored by county government and ENSDA and Olepunyua natural water catchment area.
Social Economic Aspects
Majority of the population are pastoralists and farmers. Pastoralists have enabled interaction with other counties as they move with their cattle seeking greener pastures when it is dry season in the constituency.
Farmers plant both cash and domestic crops. Most of the crops planted are actually for sale but the major cash crops are French beans, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, wheat and barley. Tomatoes and onions are planted under irrigation. Maize, beans, peas, cabbages, carrots, spinach and kales could be categorized as the domestic crops but they are also sold by the farmers across the country.
The constituency still has market days to accommodate the pastoralists who are mainly the target. They are divided according to the major towns; Ntulele market is on Tuesday and Saturday, Suswa market is on Wednesday and Saturday, Enairagie Enkare is on Monday and Thursday, Duka moja market is on Friday and the rest hold theirs on Sunday as the farmers go to church thus they converge at the centers attracting the sale of merchandise