Garissa is a city in North Eastern Province, Kenya. It is the capital of the province and Garissa County. Garissa is located near . It has a population of 365,881 (2009 census). The Tana River flows through the city of Garissa.Most of the inhabitants of Garissa are ethnic Somalis who are pastoralists.The major clans in the region belong to the Ogaden sub-clan of the Somali Darod. There are also a small number of other minority tribes commonly referred to as corner tribes.Garissa forms a municipality that has six wards (Biashara, Bulla, Jamhuri, Market, Mashambani and Stadium). All of them belong to Dujis Constituency, which has a total of thirteen wards. The remaining seven are located within Garissa County Council, the rural council of Garissa County.