|Elgeyo Marakwet County|
|Homa Bay County|
|Taita Taveta County|
|Tana River County|
|Tharaka Nithi County|
|Uasin Gishu County|
|West Pokot County|
|Summary and Quick Quiz|
It is a county in the former Rift Valley Province. It is the second largest after Marsabit County and the north-western most county in Kenya. It is in the borders the countries of Uganda to the west, South Sudan and Ethiopia to the north and northeast, Lake Turkana to the east.
To the south and east, neighboring counties in Kenya are West Pokot, Baringo and Samburu Counties, while Marsabit County is located on the opposite (i.e. eastern) shore of Lake Turkana.
Turkana county constitutes six constituencies as follows
The main physical features
Areas of high population density
Areas of low population density
Traditional way of life of the people
Songs and dances
Naming was done mainly considering seasons. Children born during different seasons had different names. Naming was also considered the family name or the father’s name.
Like the Luo tribe and the Teso, the Turkana tribe does not practice male circumcision. They also do not hold any special initiation rituals to mark the transition to manhood.
In the Turkana community the men were responsible for harvest. But also the Turkana woman came to help the men and bringing them wild fruits gathered from the forest. After the harvest they organized a ceremony which could go on with or without the presence of the Turkana women.
It was an important tool among the Turkana people .It was used to mark major events like harvest, marriage, birth, and war. They had special
The main cash crops and food crops grown. The following picture shows the Turkana women in the farm.
Major agricultural products are tea, coffee, horticulture, maize, wheat, sugarcane, cotton, sisal, pyre thrum and cashew nuts
The areas where the cash crops are grown
Types of livestock kept
Areas where fishing is practiced
The major forests
The type’s of wildlife
The game parks and reserves
Major tourist attractions
Traditional industries and products
Major trading centers