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36. Bomet

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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

1,592.4km2

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 (521.6km); bitumen surface (169.9km), gravel surface (73km)

Population

585,072 people

Population density: 367 people per km2

National percentage: 1.52 per cent

Annual growth rate: 2.7 per cent

Government

County capital: Bomet Town (Pro- posed)

Constituencies: Sotik, Chepalungu, Bomet East and Konoin

Economy

Poverty level: 58.7 per cent

Resources: Forest, pasture, river, wildlife, arable land, diatomite, stone quarries.

Tourist attractions: Key route to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, traditional ornaments.

Main economic activities/industries: Tea and coffee farming, horticulture, cattle rearing.

Agricultural products: Dairy products, maize, beans, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes

Education

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

Enrollment: Primary 116,868, Secondary 18,876

Tertiary: Two satellite campuses, one medical training college, one national polytechnic, two teacher training colleges and several commercial colleges.

Health Health facilities: 78 – Two district hospitals, sub-district hospitals (1), dispensaries (61), health centres (10), medical clinics (1), medical centres (1), VCT centres (1), others (1)

Notable hospitals: Longisa and Ndanai District Hospitals

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