ASAL 2018-04-16T08:42:56+00:00

State Department for Arid and Semi Arid Lands

Mr. Micah Pkopus Powon, CBS, PS – ASAL


The State Department for Arid and Semi Arid Lands formulates policies that fast-track development of ASAL areas to reduce inequalities and vulnerabilities as envisioned in the Constitution of Kenya. It implements special programmes for the promotion of social-economic development, provides food relief, supports rehabilitation of street families and mobilises communities to participate in their development

Core Values

The State Department upholds the following core values:

  • Intergrity
  • Professionalism
  • Equity
  • Accountability and Transparency
  • Teamwork
  • Patriotism
  • Participatory Approach and inclusiveness


Executive order No. 1/2016 of May 2016, stipulates the current mandate of the  State Department for Special Programmes as to :

  1. Promote socio-economic development;
  2. Community mobilization;
  3. Food Relief Management; and
  4. Implementation of special programmes for the development of Northern Kenya and other Arid Lands

State Department for ASAL