Governor: Jackson Kiplagat Mandago

General Information

Eldoret is a town in western Kenya. It is the capital and largest town in Uasin Gishu County. Lying south of the Cherangani Hills, the local elevation varies from about 2100 metres above sea level at the airport to more than 2700 metres in nearby areas (7000-9000 feet). The population was 289,380 in the 2009 census, and it is currently the fastest growing town in Kenya. It is also the 2nd largest urban centre in midwestern Kenya after Nakuru and the 5th largest urban centre in Kenya.

\nThe name "Eldoret" is based on the Maasai word "eldore" meaning "stony river" because the bed of the nearby Sosiani River is very stony. The white settlers decided to call it Eldoret to make it easier for them to pronounce it. At the start of the colonial era, the area was occupied by the Nandi, before that by the Maasai and before that the Sirikwa

Constituencies

Soy; Ainabkoi; Kesses; Kapseret; Moiben

Economy

    Natural resources
  • Forests
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Scenic Beauty
  • Sports Tourism
  • Cultural Tourism
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Economic Activities
  • Large-scale maize farming
  • wheat farming
  • dairy farming
  • sports (Athletics)
  • manufacturing
  • agro processing
  • Potential Minerals
  • Silica
  • Gold
  • Tin
  • Garnet
  • Iron ore

Health

    Health Facilities
  • Dispensaries (88)
  • Health Centres (23)
  • Sub District (2)
  • District (1)
  • Others (10)
  • Doctor to Patient Ratio
  • 1
  • Infant Mortality Rates
  • 54/1000
  • Under Five Mortality Rates
  • 81/100
  • Prevalent Diseases
  • Malaria
  • Respiratory infections
  • water borne diseases
  • Notable Hospitals
  • Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital

Education

    Number of Institutions (2007)
  • Primary (771)
  • Secondary (158)
  • Tertiary (14)
  • Number of Institutions (2007)
  • Primary (771)
  • Secondary (158)
  • Tertiary (14)
  • Teacher to Pupil Ratio
  • 1
  • Secondary
  • Total Enrollment (14,712)
  • Teacher to Pupil Ratio
  • 1
  • Tertiary
  • Moi University

Jackson Kiplagat Mandago


Committees:
    Energy, Roads and Transport (Convener - Roads)
  • Education and ICT
  • Human Resources, Labour and Social Welfare
  • Health and Biotechnology
  • Agriculture and Lands
  • Security
  • Urban Development
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Resource Mobilization

Daniel Kiplagat Kiprotich


Uasin Gishu County


Uasin Gishu County has MCAs from constituencies

Isaac Kipkemboi Melly


Eusilah Jepkosgei Ng’eny


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