Counties

Elgeyo Marakwet

Elgeyo Marakwet pyrethrum

Location: Located in Rift Valley it borders the following Counties: West Pokot to the North, Baringo to the East, South East and South, Uasin Gishu to the South West and West, and Trans Nzoia to the North West.

Area (Km 2): 3,029.8 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 14°C to a maximum of 24°C. The rainfall ranges between 400mm and 1,400mm per annum

Road Network: Not available

 

Elgeyo Marakwet County

Location: Located in Rift Valley it borders the following Counties: West Pokot to the North, Baringo to the East, South East and South, Uasin Gishu to the South West and West, and Trans Nzoia to the North West.

  • Marakwet East
  • Marakwet West
  • Keiyo East
  • Keiyo South

Population: 369,998 (Male – 50 %, Female – 50 %)

Population Density: 122 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 0.96%

Annual Growth Rate: 2.8%

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (46.4 %), 15-64 years (49.6 %), 65+ years (4.0 %)

Number of Households: 77,555

Key National Monument(s): Kerio Valley National Reserve

Some Strengths of Elgeyo Marakwet County include:

  • Natural resources as Kerio vallley National Reserve, arable land, Cherang'any Hills, River Kerio, Fluorspar at Kimwarer, Torok waterfalls
  • Tourist Attractions as Kerio vallley National Reserve, Sports Tourism, Cherang'any Hills, River Kerio, Rimoi national reserve, Torok waterfalls
  • Main Economic Activities livestock, subsistence farming, fluorspar mining, small business

Potential Minerals: Iron ore, Copper

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (373), Secondary (75)

Primary: Enrolment (110,399)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 36 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrolment (20,887)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:30 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: 1 Teacher Training College, 3 Youth Polytechnics

Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment (Data Not available)

Health Facilities: 113 - District Hospitals (2), Sub-District Hospitals (5), Dispensaries (89), Health Centres (15), Medical Clinics (1), Others (1)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:50,000 (Marakwet), 1:156,471 (Keiyo)

Infant Mortality Rates: 57/1000 (Keiyo)

Under Five Mortality Rates: 9.7/1000 (Keiyo)

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Diarrhoea, Bronchopneumonia and respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections

Notable Hospitals: Chebiemit and Iten District Hospitals

 

Comments are closed.