From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with Bomet County.
Bomet is located in Kenya
Location of Bomet
Coordinates: 0°47′S 35°21′E / 0.783°S 35.350°E / -0.783; 35.350Coordinates: 0°47′S 35°21′E / 0.783°S 35.350°E / -0.783; 35.350
Country  Kenya
County Bomet County
Population (2009)
 • Total 110,963 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Climate Cfb

Bomet is the capital and largest town of Bomet County. Bomet town has a total population of 110,963 (2009 census [1]). It is located along the B3 road between Nairobi and Kisii via Narok.


Bomet municipality has six wards (Cheboin, Emkwen, Itembe, Mutarakwa, Township and Tuluapmosonik). These wards are split between Bomet, Chepalungu, kanoin and Sotik constituencies.[2]

Economic Activities[edit]

The main economic activities in Bomet are farming and business. Tea is mostly grown in the eastern region of the district bordering the Mau forest. Farmers in the tea producing region sell their produce to KTDA (Kenya Tea Development Agency) factories such as those at Kapset, Mogogosiek, Rororok, Kapkoros and Tirgaga located in Bomet county. There are also other multinational tea companies such as George Williamson and Unilever which have tea factories in the county.

Medical Facilities[edit]

Tenwek Hospital is a 300-bed hospital and training centre located in Bomet. In addition to being the area's primary hospital, Tenwek serves as a referral hospital that receives patients from throughout the country. [3]