Counties

Bomet

Bomet, Cultivating

Location: Located in the former Rift Valley Province, it borders the following counties; Kericho to the North and North East, Narok to the South East, South, and South West, and Nyamira to the North West

Area (Km 2): 1,592.4 Km 2

Climate/Weather: The County has a mean monthly temperature of 18°C with an annual rainfall ranging between 1,100mm and 1,500mm

Road Network: Total (521.6 Km); Bitumen Surface (169.9 Km), Gravel Surface (73 Km)

Bomet County

 

  • Sotik
  • Chepalungu
  • Bomet East
  • Bomet Central
  • Konoin

585,072 (Male - 49%, Female - 51 %)

Population Density: 367 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 1.52 %

Annual Growth Rate: 2.7 % Age

Distribution: 0-14 years (47.0 %), 15-64 years (49.7 %), 65+ years (3.3 %)

Number of Households: 111,258

Some Strengths of Bomet County include:

  • Natural resources as forest, pasture, river, wildlife, arable land, diatomite, stone quarry
  • Tourist Attractions as Key Route to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Traditional Ornaments
  • Main Economic Activities include tea & coffee farming, horticulture, livestock farming, food crop farming

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (479), Secondary (96)

Primary: Enrolment (116.868)

Teacher to Pupil ratio: 1: 49 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrolment (18,876)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 33 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: 2 Satellite Campuses, 1 Medical Training College, 1 National Polytechnic, 2 Teacher Training Colleges, and Several Commercial Colleges.

Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment (33,409 - Rift Valley)

Health Facilities: Total - 78; District Hospitals (2), Sub-District Hospitals (1), Dispensarles (61), Health Centres (10), Medical Clinics (1), Medical Centres (1), VCT Centres (1), Others (1)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:102,048

Infant Mortality Rates: 54/1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 82/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory Tract Infections, Skin Diseases

Notable Hospitals: Longisa and Ndanai District Hospitals

 

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