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Chepkoya is located in Kenya
Location in Kenya
Coordinates: 00°47′00″N 34°45′00″E / 0.78333°N 34.75000°E / 0.78333; 34.75000
Country Kenya
Population (2009)
 • Total 2,134

Chepkoya is a village found in Kaptalelio sub-location, Kongit location, Kaptama division of Bungoma County in western Kenya. It borders a forest known as Chesamo. Many people in the village are farmers. It has the population of 2134 people according to the census conducted in 2009. It is the birthplace of famous runners such as Andrew Masai,[1] Edith Masai,[2] Titus Kwemoi and Gilbert Masai. Sprinter Joy Nakhumicha Sakari was also born there.[3]


  1. ^ Gains, Paul (2003-03-01). Masterful Masai. Running Times. Retrieved on 2016-04-02.
  2. ^ Okoth, Omulo (2007-03-18). A Kenyan XC legend - Edith Masai. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-04-02.
  3. ^ Olympic Athletes Born in Chepkoya, Bungoma, Western, Kenya. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2016-04-02.

Coordinates: 0°47′N 34°45′E / 0.783°N 34.750°E / 0.783; 34.750