Elgeyo Marakwet County

Elgeyo Marakwet County is located in Rift Valley and  it borders the following Counties: West Pokot to the North, Baringo to the East, South East and South, Uasin Gishu to the South West and West, and Trans Nzoia to the North West.

 Area (Km 2): 3,029.8 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 14°C to a maximum of 24°C. The rainfall ranges between 400mm and 1,400mm per annum

 Road Network: Not available

 Key National Monument(s): Kerio Valley National Reserve

 Population of Elgeyo Marakwet County

Population: 369,998 (Male – 50 %, Female – 50 %)

Population Density: 122 people per Km 2

 National Percentage: 0.96%

Annual Growth Rate: 2.8%

 Age Distribution: 0-14 years (46.4 %), 15-64 years (49.6 %), 65+ years (4.0 %)

 Number of Households: 77,555

Government of Elgeyo Marakwet County

 County Capital: Kapsowar Town (Proposed)

 Number of Constituencies (2010): 4 (Marakwet East, Marakwet West, Keiyo North, Keiyo South)

 Registered Voters: 130,111

 National percentage: 1.03 %

 Number of Districts (2009): 2 (Marakwet, Keiyo)

Number of Local Authorities (2010): 3 (County Councils of Marakwet and Keiyo, Town Council of Iten-Tambach)

Economy of Elgeyo Marakwet County

 Poverty Level: 66.5% (Marakwet), 45.3% (Keiyo)

 Age Dependency Ratio: 100:102

Resources: Kerio Valley National Reserve, Arable Land, Cherang’any Hills, River Kerio

 Tourist Attractions: Kerio Valley National Reserve, Sports Tourism, Cherang’any Hills

 Financial Services: 5 Commercial Banks, 1 Micro-finance Institution

 Main Economic Activities/industries: Livestock, Subsistence farming, Fluorspar mining, Small Business

 Agricultural products: Livestock Products, Agricultural Products, Bananas

Education in Elgeyo Marakwet County

 Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (373), Secondary (75)

 Primary: Enrolment (110,399)

 Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 36 (Public Schools)

 Secondary: Enrolment (20,887) Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:30 (Public Schools)

 Tertiary: 1 Teacher Training College, 3 Youth Polytechnics

 Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment (Data Not available)

Health in Elgeyo Marakwet County

 Health Facilities: 113 – District Hospitals (2), Sub-District Hospitals (5), Dispensaries (89), Health Centres (15), Medical Clinics (1), Others (1)

 Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:50,000 (Marakwet), 1:156,471 (Keiyo)

Infant Mortality Rates: 57/1000 (Keiyo)

 Under Five Mortality Rates: 9.7/1000 (Keiyo)

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Diarrhoea, Bronchopneumonia and respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections

Notable Hospitals: Chebiemit and Iten District Hospitals

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