Nandi County

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Nandi County
County
Location of Nandi County (Green)
Location of Nandi County (Green)
Coordinates: 0°10′00″N 35°09′00″E / 0.166667°N 35.15°E / 0.166667; 35.15Coordinates: 0°10′00″N 35°09′00″E / 0.166667°N 35.15°E / 0.166667; 35.15
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4th 2013
Capital and largest town Kapsabet
Government
 • Governor Dr. Cleophas Lagat
Area
 • Total 2,884.5 km2 (1,113.7 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 752,965[1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website nandi.go.ke

Nandi County, earlier a part of Rift Valley Province, is a county based in Kenya. Its capital, Kapsabet, is the largest town in the county. According to a 2009 census, the county has a population of 752,965[2]

The county's major area is covered by the Nandi Hills. Although there are number of tribal communities in Nandi, the majority of the people belong to the native tribe called Nandi.

Nandi County Profile[edit]

Map of Nandi County.

The county (2,884.5 km2 or 1,113.7 sq mi) is further sub-divided into 30 wards namely:

Ward Area 2009 pop.
km2 sq. mi.
Songhor/Soba 193 75 39,934
Tindiret 159 61 27,896
Chemelil/Chemase 128 49 14,479
Kapsimotwo 73 28 18,362
Kabwareng 47 18 22,807
Terik 48 19 20,456
Kemeloi 115 44 35,085
Kobujoi 81 31 26,539
Kaptumo/Kaboi 98 38 24,464
Koyo/Ndurio 69 27 19,905
Nandi Hills 74 29 33,545
Chepkunyuk 129 50 36,775
Ol'lessos 68 26 19,396
Kapchorua 161 62 17,818
Chemundu/Kapng'etuny 52 20 25,403
Kosirai 93 36 25,741
Lelmokwo/Ngechek 106 41 23,354
Kaptel/Kamoiywo 150 58 31,375
Kiptuiya 71 27 24,879
Chepkumia 87 34 21,283
Kapkangani 43 17 23,994
Kapsabet 75 29 35,962
Kilibwoni 164 63 48,845
Chepterwai 73 28 18,944
Kipkaren 94 36 19,147
Kurgung/Surungai 82 32 18,225
Kabiyet 77 30 19,262
Ndalat 75 29 18,651
Kabisaga 79 31 19,029
Sangalo/Kebulonik 121 47 21,390

Nandi County Sub-counties[edit]

The county has six subcounties:

Education & Sports[edit]

Nandi County is home to many world record holders in athletics, including Kipchoge Keino, Henry Rono, Moses Tanui, and Bernard Lagat.

There are 443 primary education schools and 80 secondary education schools in Nandi. Kapsabet Boys High school, situated in Kapsabet, it is one of the most prominent schools in Kenya.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

Poverty Level: 13.7%{SARAM, 2013) Government of Kenya, 2014: Kenya Service Availability and Readiness Assessment Mapping (SARAM). Ministry of Health, Nairobi Kenya Businesses: Agriculture, Sports, and Tourism[citation needed]

Major Crops: Tea, Maize, Coffee, and Sugarcane[citation needed]

Health[edit]

There are 3 hospitals, 45 dispensaries, and 9 health care centers in Nandi. It has a Doctor to Population Ratio of 1:94,000.[citation needed]

Tourist Destinations[edit]

The major tourist destinations include Koitalel Samoei Meuseum, Kipps Bay Conservancy, and the Nandi Escarpment.[citation needed]

Defunct Local authorities[edit]

Authority Type Population[3] Urban population[3]
Kapsabet Municipality 64,830 17,918
Nandi Hills Town 63,134 3,575
Nandi county County 450,787 3,156

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