County Overview

Located in the former Rift Valley Province, it borders the Republic of Uganda to the North West, and the following counties; West Pokot to North, Elgeyo Marakwet to the East, Uasin Gishu and Kakamega to the South, and Bungoma to the West and South West.


Area: 2,495.5 KM2

Climate/ Weather: Temperatures range from a mean annual minimum of 10°C to a mean maximum of 37°C, with average rainfall amounts of 11,200mm per annum.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (59.2 Km), Gravel Surface (135 Km), Earth Surface (306.5 Km)

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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

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Some Strengths of Trans Nzoia County include:

• Natural resources as water, arable land, livestock, pasture, wildlife, Cherangany Hills

• Tourist Attractions as Kitale Museum, Mt. Elgon National Park, Kitale Nature Conservancy, Saiwa Swamp National Park

Main Economic Activities include Horticulture, large scale maize & wheat farming, tea, coffee, commercial Businesses

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (471), Secondary (120) 


• Enrollment: (229,408)

• Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:52 (Public Schools)


•  Enrollment: (24,361)

• Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:18 (Public Schools)


Tertiary: Over 20 (Includes a University Campus, Nursing College, Farmers Training College, Youth Polytechnic, Teacher Training College, and Several Commercial Colleges)

Adult Literacy Classes

• Enrollment: Data Not Available

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County Financial Information

County Fees and Charges

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County Revenue Law Status

Legislation Status
Trade Licensing Bill no update
Public Participation Bill no update
Revenue Administration Bill no update
Rating Bill no update
Finance Bill no update
Revenue Bill Status for Counties as at 15th May, 2017. Source: Commission for Revenue Allocation.