Nandi County

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Nandi County
Location of Nandi County (Green)
Location of Nandi County (Green)
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4th 2013
Capital Kapsabet
 • Governor Dr.Cleophas Lagat
 • Total 2,884.5 km2 (1,113.7 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 752,965 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

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 district occupies a total area of 2,899 km2 with Kapsabet occupying the largest area (482 km2.) and Kosirai the smallest (185 km2.). The County has three local authorities namely Kapsabet Municipal council, Nandi Municipal County Council and Nandi Hills Urban Council, and with 98 electoral wards. Nandi County is divided into six administrative districts:

  • Nandi North
  • Nandi East
  • Nandi Central
  • Nandi South and
  • Tinderet

The county is further sub-divided into administrative divisions namely:

  • Kipkaren
  • Kabiyet
  • Kosirai
  • Kapsabet
  • Kilibwoni
  • Aldai
  • Kaptumo
  • Nandi Hills and
  • Tinderet

Nandi County Constituencies[edit]

The county has six constituencies:

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]


Poverty Level: 47.4%[citation needed]

Businesses: Agriculture, Sports, and Tourism[citation needed]

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


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]

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


Coordinates: 0°10′00″N 35°09′00″E / 0.166667°N 35.15°E / 0.166667; 35.15