Ijara District

Ijara District is a district in Kenya's North Eastern Province. The capital is Ijara. By the year 2000, the district was part of the Garissa District. The people in the Ijara District live mainly on agriculture and cattle raising, the unemployment rate in 2005 was 10%.


The Ijara District is divided into four divisions and a constituency.

Education and health

In Ijara District in 2005 there were 20 primary schools and a secondary school. The enrollment rate in primary school was eleven percent. Only one percent of the children in Iljara District attended the Secondary School. In 2007 there were already 33 primary and two secondary schools. It is more than twice as many children as in 2002 were enrolled.

The Ijara District has one hospital, two health centers and five pharmacies. One doctor for nearly 70,000 people. The most common diseases are malaria, respiratory diseases and tuberculosis. The infant mortality rate is high, in 2001, 9.2% of children died before their 5th birthday.

Boni National Reserve

1976, a portion of the bonuses forest was reported in Ijara District as a reserve. The 1139 km ² large area serves as a sanctuary for elephants, giraffes, buffalo, Lyre antelope, giraffe gazelle, Zanzibar duiker and Harvey - duiker. The protected area is supervised and managed by the Kenya Wildlife Service. The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources classifies the reserve in the VI category ( Managed Resource Protected Area with management).