The Maarifa kona lab is situated in Marsabit town, inside the Catholic Mission Compound. It operates from Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5.00 pm. It is open to all members of the public.
Marsabit County, located in Northern Kenya, is one of the richest in natural minerals, with a unique topography and rare wildlife niche. The largest of Kenya’s 47 semi-autonomous regions, the County boasts of a huge landmass covering 70,961.3 square kilometers with a population of more than 310,000 people. It has an international boundary with Ethiopia to the north, borders Turkana County to the west, Samburu County to the south and Wajir and Isiolo counties to the east.
The most notable topographical features of the county are Ol Donyo Ranges and Mt. Marsabit . The main physical feature is the Chalbi Desert which forms a large depression covering an area of 948 sq km. The depression is within the Great Rift Valley and is separated by Lake Turkana.
The county has four constituencies; Moyale Constituency, North Horr Constituency, Saku Constituency and Laisamis Constituency.