County Overview

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  

Showing Subcounties

Marakwet east
Marakwet west
Keiyo north
Keiyo 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

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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  

County Financial Information

County Fees and Charges

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County Revenue Law Status

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

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