Narok West Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of the constituencies in Narok County.
Narok West Constituency County Assembly Wards
Infrastructure & Access
Physical infrastructure plays a major role in development as they open up the area for other activities and links the county with other counties. The major players in the development of this sector are Narok County Government, KeRRA and CDF. There are only two tarmacked roads that cover 189 kilometers.
Access roads to Maasai Mara Game Reserve are not tarmacked. Within the reserve, animal viewing tracks can only be accessed by use of four wheel drives during the rainy season. Three airstrips serve the Mara: – Keekorok, Olkiombo, and Musiara and all of them are murramed.
Maasai Mara (Maasai Mara) is famously known as the seventh wonder of the world for the annual wildebeest migration. It is the largest contributor to the county’s economy. It hosts a number of luxurious hotels, lodges, and clubs and camp sites. Maasai Mara park fee is expected to main source of the local revenue collection, contributing approximately 67%. Maasai Mara National Reserve stretches 1,510 sq. km (580 sq. miles) and raises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level. It hosts over 95 species of mammals and 570 recorded species of birds. It’s about 270 km from the capital Nairobi City and takes about 5-6 hours by road or 40-45 minutes by flight. The road is great for the most part. There is a section from Narok town to Sekenani Gate that is dirt.
Narok west dominates large parcels of wheat farming in parts of Nkorkori, Oloongerin, Oltikirau as well as maize.
Water & Sanitation
The county has permanent and seasonal rivers which originate from major highlands. Rivers and streams are the major sources of water for domestic use. Dams and water pans are on the other hand used for livestock drinking. Major River is Mara which passes through Maasai Mara Game Reserve drains into Lake Victoria. There are also some shallow wells, protected springs, dams, water pans, boreholes, and un-protected springs which serves as water sources for the communities. The average distance people travel in search of water is approximately 3Km in wet seasons. The distance increases to 10 Km during the dry seasons.