County Overview

 Location: Located in the south eastern part of the Rift Valley Province and borders 7 counties with Baringo to the north, Laikipia to the north east, Nyandarua to the east, Kajiado to the south, Narok to the south west with Bomet and Kericho to the west.

Area (Km 2): 7496.5 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from minimum of between 12°C to a maximum of 26°C. Rainfall ranges from 1800mm to 2000mm per annum with the wettest season during April and May.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (Km), Gravel surface (Km), Earth Surface (Km) Not Available

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Kuresoi south
Kuresoi north
Nakuru town west
Nakuru town east



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 Nakuru County include:

     • Natural resources as Forests, water (Lakes and rivers), geothermal energy resources, wildlife, minerals, pasture and land

     • Tourist Attractions as Lake Nakuru National Park, Menengai Crater, Hell's Gate Park, Lake                                                                                                                                        Naivasha, Lake Elementaita, Hyrax Hill Anthropological Site and Longonot  Crater

    • Main Economic Activities include  Subsistence  and  commercial agriculture,Energy generation in Menengai and Olkaria, small-scale trade, dairy farming, Flower                 farming, Eco-tourism, Commercial Businesses

Potential Minerals: trona, kyanite, garnet, graphite, wollastonite, vermiculite, vesuvionite, kaolinite, bentonite, sepiolite, limestone muscovite, feldspar, diatomite, gypsum, sulfur, pumice

 Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (898), Secondary (334)

Primary: Total Enrollment (358,556)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 49.2 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Total Enrollment (25,475)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:36.3 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: Polytechnics and Colleges (38)

Adult Literacy Classes: Total Enrollment (Not available)

 Health Facilities: Total (278) District Hospitals (3), Sub-District Hospitals (3), Dispensaries (115), Health Centers (43), Medical Clinics (82), Maternity Homes (6), Nursing Homes (8), Others (18)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:31,251

Infant Mortality Rates: 50.3/1000

Live births Under Five Mortality Rates: 67.8/1000

Prevalent Disease: Skin Disease, Respiratory Infections, Dental Fluorosis, HIV/Aids

County Financial Information

County Fees and Charges

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County Revenue Law Status

Legislation Status
County Trade Licensing Act Forwarded to the Governor’s office.
County Property Rating Bill Passed into Law.
County Revenue Administration Bill Executive.
County Public Participation Bill Executive.
Agricultural Produce Cess Bill Executive.
Revenue Bill Status for Counties as at 15th May, 2017. Source: Commission for Revenue Allocation.