Bomet County

Bomet County is located in the former Rift Valley Province, it borders the following counties; Kericho to the North and North East, Narok to the South East, South, and South West, and Nyamira to the North West

Area (Km 2): 1,592.4 Km 2

Climate/Weather: The County has a mean monthly temperature of 18ºC with an annual rainfall ranging between 1,100mm and 1,500mm
Road Network: Total (521.6 Km); Bitumen Surface (169.9 Km), Gravel Surface (73 Km)

Key National Monument(s): None

Population of Bomet County

Population: 585,072 (Male – 49%, Female – 51 %)

Population Density: 367 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 1.52 %

Annual Growth Rate: 2.7 %

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (47.0 %), 15-64 years (49.7 %), 65+ years (3.3 %)

Number of Households: 111,258

Government of Bomet County

County Capital: Bomet Town (Proposed)

Number of Constituencies (2010): 3 (Bomet, Chepalungu, Sotik)

Registered Voters: 192,380

National percentage: 1.5 %

Number of Districts (2009): 2 (Bomet, Sotik)

Number of Local Authorities (2010): 3 (Bomet Municipal and County Councils, and Sotik Town Council)

Economy of Bomet County

Poverty Level: 58.7 %

Age Dependency Ratio: 100:101

Resources: Forest, Pasture, River, Wildlife, Arable Land, Diatomite, Stone Quarry

Tourist Attractions: Key route to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Traditional Ornaments

Financial Services: 8 Commercial Banks, 5 Micro-Finance Institutions

Main Economic Activities/Industries: Tea & Coffee farming, Horticulture, Cattle rearing

Agricultural products: Dairy Products, Maize, Beans, Irish Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes

Economy of Bomet County

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (479), Secondary (96)

Primary: Enrolment (116,868)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 49 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrolment (18,876)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 33 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: 2 Satellite Campuses, 1 Medical Training College, 1 National Polytechnic, 2 Teacher Training Colleges, and Several Commercial Colleges.

Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment (33,409 – Rift Valley)

Health in Bomet County

Health Facilities: Total – 78; District Hospitals (2), Sub-District Hospitals (1), Dispensaries (61), Health Centres (10), Medical Clinics (1), Medical Centres (1), VCT Centres (1), Others (1)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:102,048

Infant Mortality Rates: 54/1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 82/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory Tract Infections, Skin Diseases

Notable Hospitals: Longisa and Ndanai District Hospitals

 
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