A tea plantation near Kericho in the Kenyan highlands.
Location in Kenya
|Formed||March 4th 2013|
|• Governor||Paul Kiprono Chepkwony|
|• Total||2,454.5 km2 (947.7 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
Kericho County is a county of Kenya. It has a population of 752,396 (2009 census) and an area of 2,111 km2. 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.
The former Buret District is now part of Kericho County.
|* 1999 census. Source:|
|* 1999 census. Sources:|
The county has six constituencies:
- Ainamoi Constituency
- Belgut Constituency
- Bureti Constituency
- Kipkelion East Constituency
- Kipkelion West Constituency
- Sigowet–Soin Constituency
Services and Urbanisation
Stats for the County (Percent)
|Attending School (15-18 Yrs)|
Stats for the County
Source: USAid Kenya
- "Kenya Census 2009". scribd.com. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
- "Kenya Districts". statoids.com. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
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