County of Champions 

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The County Government of Elgeyo Marakwet:

  • Elgeyo Marakwet is situated in the heart of Great Rift Valley is an athletic nerve center known to have produced notable athletes owing to its training trails and high altitude. Sport tourism such as paragliding is among the events that motivates and attracts visitors to the county.
  • Coupled with natural scenic and magnificent features which include Torok Falls, Chebloch Gorge, Teren River bridge among others, Elgeyo Marakwet is rich in culture which enhances peace and co-existences among communities.
  • Elgeyo Marakwet County has the second largest forest cover in the country at 37 Percent with two major water towers which is Cherangany and Kaptagat which helps in conservation measures. This contributes directly and indirectly to the local economies through revenue generation and wealth creation.

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Acquire technical skills to beat unemployment

2018-07-18
Acquire technical skills to beat unemployment

A section of the students from Chepkorio Vocational Training Centre during the graduation ceremony. With ...

Government cautions residents against escarpment cultivation

2018-07-18
Government cautions residents against escarpment cultivation

From left: Soy South MCA Jonah Tanui, Reverend Jackson Kosgey, CEC Abraham Barsosio, Keiyo South Assistant C...

Mentors share life skills with students

2018-07-18
Mentors share life skills with students

Governor Alex Tolgos and Singore Girls Principal Rose Koech greet students when they arrived at the Singore ...

County distributes dairy cows worth Ksh 13 million

2018-07-12
County distributes dairy cows worth Ksh 13 million

One of the heifers distributed by the County to farmers at Moiben Kuserwo ward, Marakwet West Elgeyo Mara...

Farmers benefit from County subsidy

2018-07-10
Farmers benefit from County subsidy

Deputy Governor Wisley Rotich distributes tea seedlings in Moiben Kuserwo Ward. Farmers in Elgeyo Marakwe...

County threatens to shut down bars over non-compliance

2018-06-29
County threatens to shut down bars over non-compliance

An assortment of wines and spirits drinks confiscated from a drinking joint during a past crackdown ...

Embrace Soil Conservation: Governor Tolgos Urges Residents

2018-06-29
Embrace Soil Conservation: Governor Tolgos Urges Residents

Governor Tolgos at Teimuge's demonstration farm in Kapsoo, Soy North Ward Farmers living along the escarp...

Farmers asked to venture into macadamia farming

2018-06-29
Farmers asked to venture into macadamia farming

Slovak Ambassador to Kenya Mr Frantisek Dlhopolcek, Governot Alex Tolgos and TenSenses CEO Mr Francis Omondi...

Dam will transform lives, residents told

2018-06-28
Dam will transform lives, residents told

Governor Alex Tolgos addresses residents of Kipsaiya in Marakwet West Subcounty Residents of Kipsaiya in ...

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2,400m

Above Sea Level

369,998

Population

4

Sub-Counties

20

Wards

3,050

Square Kilomiters

3

Ecological Zones

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