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County Quick Facts

Climate/Weather: The County has a mean monthly temperature of 18ºC with an annual rainfall ranging between 1,100mm and 1,500mm.

Road Network: The county has a total of 521.6 Kms of road with bitumen surface accounting for 169.9 Kms while gravel surface is 73 Kms. The county government is currently repairing all gravel roads.

Population Density: 367 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 1.52 %

Annual Growth Rate: 2.7 %

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (47.0 %), 15-64 years (49.7 %), 65+ years (3.3 %)

Number of Households: 111,258

Poverty Level: 58.7 %

Age Dependency Ratio: 100:101

Resources: Forest, Pasture, Rivers, Wildlife, Arable Land, Stone Quarry

Tourist Attractions: Key route to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Traditional Ornaments, Local culture

Financial Services: 8 Commercial Banks, 5 Micro-Finance Institutions

Main Economic Activities/Industries: Tea & Coffee farming, Horticulture, Cattle rearing

Agricultural products: Dairy Products, Maize, Beans, Irish Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (479), Secondary (96)

Primary: Enrolment (116,868)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 49 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrolment (18,876)

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

Tertiary: 2 satellite campuses, 1 national polytechnic,  1 teacher training college and several commercial colleges.

Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment (33,409 – Rift Valley)

Health Facilities: Total – 78; District Hospitals (2), Sub-District Hospitals (1), Dispensaries (61), Health Centres (10), Medical Clinics (1), Medical Centres (1)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:102,048

Infant Mortality Rates: 54/1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 82/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory Tract Infections

Notable Hospitals: Pivate- Kaplong Mission Hospital and School of Registered Community Nursing, Tenwek Hospital. Public- Longisa and Ndanai District Hospitals


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