County Overview

Located in the Rift Valley, it borders the following counties; Turkana to the North, Baringo to the East, Elgeyo Marakwet and Trans Nzoia to the South, and The Republic of Uganda to the West.

Area: 9,169.4 KM2

Climate/ Weather: Rainfall varies from 400mm (lowlands) to 1,500mm (highlands) per annum. Temperature ranges from a minimum of 10 °C to a maximum of 30 °C in different parts of the county.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (151 KM), Gravel Surface (349 KM), Earth Surface (697 KM)

Showing Subcounties

Pokot south



As of 2009 Census


Surface Area

As of 2016


Share of Urban Population

As of 2009 Census


Population Density

As of 2009 Census


Poverty Rate

As of 2016

No data

Some Strengths of West Pokot County include:

• Natural resources as land, water, wildlife, livestock, pasture, forests, minerals, medicinal plants, solar, wind energy

• Tourist Attrations as wildlife, scenic sites, eco-tourism, escarpments, Kapenguria Museum, Turkwel Hydo-Power Plant

• Main Economic Activities include nomadic pastoralism, agriculture mining, general businesses

Potential Minerals: gold, copper limestone, kyanite, talc, muscovite, iron ore, graphite, garnet

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (318), Secondary (34)


•Enrollment: (105,452)

•Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:50 (Public Schools)


Enrolment: (9,897)

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


Tertiary: Data Not Available

Adult Literacy Classes

Enrollment: Over 1,400

Health Facilities: 31 - District Hospitals (1), Dispensaries (27), Health Centres (3)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1: 84,528

Infant Mortality Rates: 108 /1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 206 /1000

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

Notable Hospitals: Kapenguria District Hospital

County Financial Information

County Fees and Charges

No Matching Results

County Revenue Law Status

Revenue Bill Status for Counties as at 15th May, 2017. Source: Commission for Revenue Allocation.