|Formed||4 March 2013|
|• Governor||Benjamin Cheboi|
|• Total||11,075.3 km2 (4,276.2 sq mi)|
|• Density||60/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
Baringo bounded by Turkana County and West Pokot County to the North, Samburu County and Laikipia County to the East, Nakuru County and Kericho County to the South, Uasin Gishu County to the South West and Elgeyo Marakwet County to the West. It covers an area of 8,655 km2. Baringo County lies between Latitudes 00 degrees 13" South and 1 degree 40" north and Longitudes 35 degrees 36" and 36" degrees 30" East.
Administrative and political units
Baringo has seven administrative sub-counties
- Baringo Central
- Tiaty East
- Tiaty West
- Eldama Ravine
- Baringo South
- Baringo North
- Eldama Ravine and Mogotio sub counties combined was formerly Koibatek District*
Administrative and electoral units in Baringo County
Baringo county has a total of thirty electoral wards and one hundred and sixteen locations. The electoral wards is run by an elected member of county assembly where-areas location is led by Chief appointed.
|Constituency||Area KM sq||Electoral Wards||Locations|
The county has a population of 666,763 (2019 census) and an area of 10,976.4 km2 (4,238.0 sq mi).
Distribution of population by sex and sub-county
Religion and ethnicities
The county is largely occupied by the Tugen and Pokot people, which are subtribes of the Kalenjin people. The Tugen people include the Aror, Samor, Torois, Keben, Kakimor, Bokor, Lembus, Chapchap and the Sachek of Sacho. Other communities residing in Baringo County include the Ilchamus, Turkana, Kikuyu, Numbians, and others. Christianity is the most practiced religion in the county. Traditionally, Baringo people believed in a Supreme Being known as Asis, who is represented by the sun; however, currently, most individuals in the county believe in Christianity. The well-known Christian denominations within Baringo County include the African Inland Church (AIC), Anglican Church of Kenya(ACK), FGCK and Roman Catholic.
The current County Governor is Benjamin Chesire Cheboi, the deputy governor is Eng. Felix Kipngo'k who is the eldest son of the former deputy governor Charles Kipng'ok who collapsed and died on September 14, 2022 at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport while boarding a plane to Mombasa; barely a month after taking oath of office. The current Senator is William Kipkorir Cheptumo after overwhelmingly defeating the former senator Gideon Moi on August 9 polls. The current County Women Representative is Flowrence Jematiah Sergon. The County Executive Committee  consists of the following:
|Mrs. Scola Jepkesei Kimeli||Devolution, Public Service Management and Administration, e-government and ICT|
|Mr. Richard K Rotich||Health Services & Ag. CEC Land, Housing and Urban Development|
|Ms. Mary Chebet Panga||Environment, Natural Resources, Tourism and Wildlife Management|
|Dr. Maureen Jemutai Rotich||Water and Irrigation & Ag. CEC Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries|
|Mr. Elijah Kiprop Kipkoros||Environment and Natural Resources|
|Mr. Enock Keston||Transport, Public Works and Infrastructure & Ag. County Secretary|
|Mr. David Sergon Chesire||Education, Sports, Youth, Gender Affairs,Culture and Social Services & Ag. CEC Industry , Commerce, Enterprise and Co-orperative Development|
The economy of the county is mainly agro-based. The main food crops grown are maize, pigeon peas, beans, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, sorghum, cassava and finger millet while the cash crops are coffee, cotton, macadamia and pyrethrum. Livestock products include honey, beef, mutton as well as hides and skins. However, little value addition is done to these products.
Tourism and wildlife
Major attractions include:
- Lake Bogoria and Kapedo Hotsprings
- Lake Bogoria Game Reserve is home to rare kudus, antelopes, zebras, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, mongoose, monkeys, baboons and jackals. At the shores of Lake Bogoria are more than two millions lesser flamingoes and 350 bird species total.
- Lake Baringo
- Lake Baringo Snake Park has many snake species such as the black mamba, puff adder, boomslang and spitting cobra, monitor lizards, crocodiles and tortoises.
- Lake Kamnarok
- Kabarnet National Museum and Kipsaraman Community Museum
- Ruko Conservancy
- Cheploch Gorge
Major tourist hotels in the county are:
- Sunmaya Resort and World Trail Camps, Ainobmoi
- Lake Bogoria Hotel and Spa Resort
- Kabarnet Hotel, Kabarnet
- Sinkoro Hotel Ltd, Kabarnet
- Soi Safari Lodge
- Sportsline Hotel, Kabarnet
- Taidy's Restaurant, Eldama Ravine
- Kibelion Hotel, Emining
- Lalwa Safari Lodge, Koriema
Secondary schools include Kabarnet High School,solian girls, Baringo High School, Kapropita High School, and Kituro High School, Tabagon Girls, Pemwai Girls, Tenges Boys among others
There are six hundred and eighty seven primary schools, out of this 601 are public and 86 are private schools. In Secondary school category they are a total of one hundred and fifty nine (159) schools; one hundred and forty seven being public secondary schools and twelve being private public secondary schools.
Kabarnet County Referral Hospital is the largest and best public hospital in the county. There are a total of 172 health facilities; seven level four, 25 level three and 140 level 2 centres.
Transport and infrastructure
The county headquarters is linked to Nakuru and Eldoret by class C roads which fall under the Kenya National Highways Authority (KENHA).
There are 339 km bitumen, 2141 murram and 995 km earth roads in the county. As at 2014 a total of 9 postal offices were spread across the county with letter boxes of 2950 installed, 2510 rented and 440 vacant.
Villages and settlements
- Kampi Ya Samaki
- Maji Moto
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