Kericho County

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Not to be confused with Kericho.
Kericho County
County
A tea plantation near Kericho in the Kenyan highlands.
A tea plantation near Kericho in the Kenyan highlands.
Official logo of Kericho County
Logo
Location of Kericho County (Green)
Location of Kericho County (Green)
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4th 2013
Capital Kericho
Government
 • Governor Paul Kiprono "Timbilwet"
Area
 • Total 2,454.5 km2 (947.7 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 752,396 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website kericho.go.ke

Kericho County is a county of Kenya. It has a population of 752,396 (2009 census) and an area of 2,111 km² [1]. Its capital and largest town is Kericho. The Current governor is Professor Paul Kiprono Chepkwony also known as "Timbilwet".

Kericho County is home to the best of Kenyan Tea which is renowned worldwide for its taste with its town square even known as Chai Square. Some of the largest tea companies including Unilever Kenya, James Finlay and Williamson tea are based here. It is also home to the popular Ketepa brand.

Local authorities (councils)
Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Kericho Municipality 85,126 30,023
Londiani Town 37,538 3,996
Kipkelion Town 36,324 2,479
Kipsigis County 309,505 2,186
Total - 468,493 38,684
* 1999 census. Source: [2]
Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Ainamoi 119,696 26,133 Kericho
Belgut 100,325 0 Kabianga
Chilchila 36,983 0
Kipkelion 64,477 2,369 Kipkelion
Londiani 59,441 4,328 Londiani
Sigowet 61,778 2513
Soin 25,793 0
Total 468,493 34,343
* 1999 census. Sources: [3], [4],

The county has four constituencies:

Services and Urbanisation[edit]

Stats for Kericho County
County
Stats for the County (Percent)
Urbanisation
28.3
Literacy
79
Attending School (15-18 Yrs)
79.7
Paved Roads
13.8
Good Roads
58.5
Electricity Access
11.8
Poverty Rate
44.2

Stats for the County

Source: USAid Kenya

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Coordinates: 0°22′00″S 35°18′00″E / 0.366667°S 35.3°E / -0.366667; 35.3