Uasin Gishu


Location: Lies in the midwest of the Rift Valley and borders six counties namely Elgeyo Marakwet County to the East, Trans Nzoia to the North, Kericho to the South, Baringo to the South East, Nandi to the South West and Bungoma to the West.

Area (Km 2): 3,345.2 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 8.4°C to a maximum of 27°C. It has two rainy seasons with average rainfall from 900mm to 1,200mm per annum.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (309.6Km), Gravel Surface (549Km), Earth Surface (377.2Km)

Uasin Ngichu

  • Soy
  • Ainabkoi
  • Kesses
  • Kapseret
  • Moiben

Population: 894,179 (Male - 50%, Female - 50 %)

Population Density: 267 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 2.3%

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (41.5%), 15-64 years (55.7%), 65+ (2 9%)

Number of Households: 202,291

Some Strengths of Uasin Gishu County include:

  • Natural resources as Forests
  • Tourist Attractions as Scenic Beauty, Sports Tourism, Cultural Tourism, Eco-Tourism
  • Main Economic Activities large-scale maize, wheat farming, dairy farming, sports  (Athletics), manufacturing and agro-processing

Potential Minerals: silica, gold, tin, garnet, iron ore

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (771), Secondary (158), Tertiary (14)

Primary: Total Enrollment (184,954)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 42.1 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Total Enrollment (14,712)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:30.9 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: Moi University.

Health Facilities: Dispensaries (88), Health Centres (23), Sub District (2), District (1), Others (10)

Doctor to Patient Ratio: 1:10,034

Infant Mortality Rates: 54/1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 81/100|)

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory infections, waterborne diseases

Notable Hospitals: Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.


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