kericho tea plantation

Location: Located in the Rift Valley, it borders the following counties; Nandi to the North, Uasin Gishu and Baringo to the North East, Nakuru to the East and South East, Bomet to the South, Nyamira and Homa-Bay to the South West, and Kisumu County to the West and North West.

Area (Km 2): 2,479.0 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 16°C to a maximum of 20°C. The average rainfall ranges between 1,400 mm and 2,000mm per annum.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (184.9 Km), Gravel Surface (96.4 Km), Earth Surface (846 Km)

Kericho County


  • Ainamoi
  • Belgut
  • Kipkelion East
  • Kipkelion West
  • Sigowet
  • Bureti

Population: 758,339 (Male – 50 %, Female – 50 %)

Population Density: 306 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 1.96 %

Annual Growth Rate: 2.4%

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (43.6 %), 15-64 years (53.4 %), 65+ years (3.0 %)

Number of Households: 160,134

  • Gurudwara (Sikh place of Worship)

Some strengths of Kericho County include:

  • Natural resources as Mau Forest, Arable land, Water, Livestock
  • Tourist attractions like Monkey Sanctuary, Bird Watching, Chagic Botanic Garden, Mau Forest, Tulwap Kipsigis a cultural attraction site
  • Main Economic Activities include Tea Growing and Processing, Dairy Farming,  Horticulture and Floriculture, Wheat, Fish Farming, Commercial Businesses and Soin Sugar Company (private)

Potential Minerals: gold, silica

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (461), Secondary (106)

Primary: Enrolment (163,133)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 43 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrolment (30,375)

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

Tertiary: Over 15 (Comprised of University Satellite Campus, Youth Polytechnics, Teacher Training Colleges, Medical Training College, Technical Colleges, and Several Commercial Colleges)

Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment (Data Not available)

Health Facilities: 136 - District Hospitals (3), Sub-District Hospitals (2), Dispensaries (105), Health Centres (9), Medical Clinics (7), VCT Centres (3), Others (7)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:15,000

Infant Mortality Rates: 35/1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 100/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Skin Infections, Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Notable Hospitals: Kericho, Sigowet and Londiani (District Hospitals)


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