Elgeyo Marakwet County

Although one of Kenya‘s midsized counties, Elgeyo Marakwet is an extremely diverse county of 3,029km2. Stretching for about 150km along the western escarpment of the Great African Rift Valley, it covers part of Kerio Valley, the Uasin Gishu plains as well as Cherangani Hills.


At 3,581m, the Cheranganis are the fourth highest mountains and one of the five major water towers in the country, supplying much of western and north-western Kenya with precious water and creating a patchwork of both fertile farmland and unspoilt nature.

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As a result, agriculture is the dominant economic activity, producing fruits, vegetables, tea, coffee, milk, meat and timber.

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Tourism has a huge potential for growth and the highway to Turkana and South Sudan which is set to pass through the county will further stimulate development. 

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