Uasin Gishu County

Uasin Gishu County lies in the mid west of the Rift Valley and borders six counties namely Elgeyo Marakwet County to the East, Trans Nzoia to the North, Kericho to the South, Baringo to the South East,  Nandi to the South West and Bungoma to the West.  

 Area (Km 2): 3,345.2 Km 2

 Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 8.4 0C to a maximum of 27 0C. It has two rainy seasons with average rainfall from 900mm to 1,200mm per annum.

 Road Network: Bitumen Surface (309.6Km), Gravel Surface (549Km), Earth Surface (377.2Km)

 Population Uasin Gishu County

Population: 894,179 (Male – 50%, Female – 50 %)

 Population Density: 267 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 2.3%

 Age Distribution: 0-14 years (41.5%), 15-64 years (55.7%), 65+ (2.9%)

 Number of Households: 202,291

Government Uasin Gishu County

 County Capital: Eldoret Town (proposed)

 Number of Constituencies (2010): 3 (Eldoret East, Eldoret South and Eldoret North)

 Registered Voters: 298,258

 National percentage: 2.4 %

 Number of Districts (2009): 3 (Eldoret East, Eldoret West, Wareng)

 Number of Local Authorities (2010): 3 (Municipal Council of Eldoret, County Council of Wareng, and Town Council of Burnt Forest)

Economy Uasin Gishu County

 Poverty Level:  50% of population live below poverty line

 Age Dependency Ratio: 100:69

 Resources: Natural (Forests – Burnt Forest)

Tourist Attractions: Scenic Beauty, Sports Tourism, Cultural Tourism, Eco-tourism.

 Financial Services:  19 Commercial banks, 11 Micro-Finance Institutions

 Main Economic Activities/industries: Large Scale Maize, Wheat Farming, Dairy Farming, Sports Tourism (Athletics), Manufacturing and agro processing

 Agricultural products: Maize, Wheat, beef and milk.

Education Uasin Gishu County

Number of institutions (2007): Primary (771), Secondary (158), Tertiary (14)

 Primary: Total Enrolment (184,954)

 Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 42.1 (Public Schools)

 Secondary: Total Enrolment (14,712)

 Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:30.9 (Public Schools)

 Tertiary: Moi University.

Health in Uasin Gishu County

Health Facilities: Dispensaries (88), Health Centres (23), Sub District (2), District (1), Others (10)

 Doctor to Patient Ratio: 1:10,034

Infant Mortality Rates: 54/1000

 Under Five Mortality Rates: 81/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory infections, water borne diseases.

 Notable Hospitals: Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.

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