County Overview

Location: Located in the Rift Valley, it borders the following counties; Nandi to the North, Uasin Gishu and Baringo to the North East, Nakuru to the East and South East, Bomet to the South, Nyamira and Homa-Bay to the South West, and Kisumu County to the West and North West.

Area (Km 2): 2,479.0 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 16°C to a maximum of 20°C. The average rainfall ranges between 1,400 mm and 2,000mm per annum.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (184.9 Km), Gravel Surface (96.4 Km), Earth Surface (846 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 Kericho County include:

      • Natural resources as Mau Forest, Arable land, Water, Livestock

      • Tourist attractions as Monkey Sanctuary, Bird Watching, Chagic Botanic Garden, Mau Forest, Tulwap Kipsigis a cultural attraction site

      • Main Economic Activities include Tea Growing and Processing, Dairy Farming, Horticulture and Floriculture,                                                                                                         Wheat, Fish Farming, Commercial Businesses and Soin Sugar  Company (private)

Potential Minerals: gold, silica  

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (461), Secondary (106)

Primary: Enrolment (163,133)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 43 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrolment (30,375)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:33 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: Over 15 (Comprised of University Satellite Campus, Youth Polytechnics, Teacher Training Colleges, Medical Training College, Technical Colleges, and Several Commercial Colleges)

Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment (Data Not available)  

Health Facilities: 136 - District Hospitals (3), Sub-District Hospitals (2), Dispensaries (105), Health Centres (9), Medical Clinics (7), VCT Centres (3), Others (7)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:15,000

Infant Mortality Rates: 35/1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 100/1000

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

Notable Hospitals: Kericho, Sigowet and Londiani (District Hospitals)  

County Financial Information

County Fees and Charges

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County Revenue Law Status

Legislation Status
County Trade Licensing Act Forwarded to Kenya Law Reform
County Property Rating Bill Forwarded to Kenya Law Reform
County Revenue Administration Bill Tabled for 3rd reading
County Public Participation Bill Tabled for 3rd reading.
Agricultural Produce Cess Bill Forwarded to Kenya .
Revenue Bill Status for Counties as at 15th May, 2017. Source: Commission for Revenue Allocation.