Isiolo County borders Marsabit County to the North, Samburu and Laikipia Counties to the West, Garissa County to the South East, and Wajir County to the North East, Tana River and Kitui Counties to the South and Meru and Tharaka Nithi Counties to the South West. It covers an area of approximately 25,700 Km2. The County is administratively divided into three sub-counties of Merti, Garbatulla and Isiolo which further comprise of ten electoral wards. According to the 2019 Population census, Isiolo county has a population of 267,997. 

County Planning and Budgeting Documents

The County Governments Act, 2012 dictates that no budgeting should be done without a planning framework in place. The very first plans most counties must produce are the County Integrated Development Plans (CIDPs). This document provides the development strategy a county adopts for the next five years. Although no specific date is provided for publishing these plans, each county must develop one at the start of each cycle every five years.

County Integrated Development
Plan 20180-2022

The Public Finance Management (PFM) Act sets the Annual Development Plan (ADP) as the main plan to anchor county annual budgets. In a sense, the ADP is the single year extract from the CIDP allowing for updates responding to current emerging issues in the economy.

Annual Development Plan 2018-2019

Annual Development Plan 2019-2020

The County Fiscal Strategy Paper (CFSP) sets out the total size of the budget, the sector ceilings (e.g., how much for education versus health), and identifies key priorities to be funded in a particular year. It should be published and publicized within one week of tabling in the county assembly (within one week of 28 February)

County Fiscal Strategy Paper 2019

The budget proposal from the county executive is the culmination of all the other documents and is the place where program and item level decisions in each county department are made and that must be reviewed by the public and assembly before approval. The Budget Estimates should be published and publicized within one week of 30



You can access the Isiolo county government through the website links below;

Isiolo County Government

How can i access documents that i need from the ISIOLO County?

Most documents are usually listed on the download section of the county website, however in the case that its not, then one can do an oral or written submission to the respective department at the county government


Yes, the youth sector is represented under the Department of Education, Youth and social services

Does ISIOLO county have tenders reserved for the youths

By Law, each county should reserve 30% of all procurement opportunities for the special group which include women, youth and people living with disabilities.

Isiolo county advertises its tender opportunities on their website.

What programmes does the county implement for the youths?

Most projects to be undertaken by the county are usually listed in the annual development plan. The plan is very detailed on the projects to be implemented by each department

How can i inquire anything about Isiolo County?

You can make inquiries to Isiolo county directly through their general inquiry platform or alternative if you need help, you can make inquiry to Youth agenda for support.