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Bomet is a county in the former Rift Valley Province of Kenya created from the former Kericho district. It has a population of 724,186 and an area of 1,630.0 km2. Bomet is the capital and largest town of Bomet County with a total population of 110,963 (2009). It is located along the B3 Mai Mahiu-Narok-Kisii road.
Embu County is a county of Kenya. The capital of Embu County, Embu town is largely metropolitan since it was formerly the Eastern province headquarters. The county has a population of 543,221 persons. Located on the south-eastern slopes of Mount Kenya, the town of Embu had a population of 41,092 in 1999.
Kirinyaga County is a county in the former Central Province of Kenya. Its capital is Kutus and its largest town is Wanguru. In 2009, the county had a population of 528,054 and an area of 1,205.4 km².
Laikipia County is one of the 47 counties of Kenya, located on the Equator in the former Rift Valley Province of the country. Laikipia is a cosmopolitan county. The county has two major urban centres: Nanyuki to the southeast, and Nyahururu to the southwest. Its capital is Rumuruti. Nanyuki is a market town in Laikipia County situated just north of the Equator and home to some 50,000 people (2009). Laikipia County has a total population of 399,227 according to the 2009 census.
Machakos County is a county of Kenya. Its capital is Machakos. Its largest town is Machakos, the country's first administrative headquarters. The county had a population of 1,098,584 as of 2009. Machakos town, also called Masaku, is 63 kilometres southeast of Nairobi. It is the capital of the Machakos County. Its population is rapidly growing and was 150,041 as of 2009. Machakos is surrounded by hilly terrain, with a high number of family farms.
Makueni County (formerly Makueni District) is a county in the former Eastern Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Wote. The county has a population of 884,527 (2009) and an area of 8,008.9 km². Kibwezi town is the headquarters of Kibwezi division, one of 15 administrative divisions in Makueni County. The division has a population of 80,236, of whom 4,695 are classified urban. The division has four locations: Kikumbulyu, Kinyambu, Masongaleni and Utithi.
Meru County is one of the 47 counties of Kenya, located in the former Eastern Province. It has a population of 1.4 million people. The county headquarters is in the town of Meru. Meru town is the sixth largest urban centre in the country. Meru town forms a municipal council with a population of 240,900 residents.
Murang'a County is one of the counties of Kenya's former Central Province. Its largest town is Murang'a its capital, called Fort Hall in colonial times (before 1963). It is inhabited mainly by and is considered the home of the Gikuyu, the largest community in Kenya. The county has a population of 942,581 (2009).
Nakuru County is a county in Kenya. The capital and largest town is Nakuru, although Naivasha is another major significant urban centre. With a population of 1,603,325 (2009), it is the fourth largest county in Kenya after Nairobi, Kakamega and Kiambu in that order in terms of population. Nakuru County has an area of 2,325.8 km².
Nandi County is in the North Rift of Kenya, occupying an area of 2,884.4 square kilometres. Its capital, Kapsabet, is the largest town in the county while other towns include Mosoriot, Kaiboi, Kabiyet and Nandi Hills. According to a 2009 census, the county had a population of 752,965, made up of a number of Kenyan communities, the majority of whom belong to the native tribe called Nandi.
Narok County is a county in Kenya and has a population of 850,920. Its capital and largest town is Narok. The 1999 census estimated the population of Narok County at 26,930. Masai Mara National Reserve is a large game reserve in Narok County. It is named in honor of the Masai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when looked at from afar: "Mara," which is Maa (Masai language) for "spotted," an apt description for the circles of trees, scrub, savanna, and cloud shadows that mark the area.
Nyamira County is a county in the former Nyanza Province of Kenya. It was formerly part of Kisii County when Kisii County was a district, and is sometimes called North Kisii County. The main cash crops grown are bananas and tea. The county has a population of 598,252 (2009). Its capital and largest town is Nyamira, with an urban population of around 41,668 (2009).
Nyeri County is located in the central region of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Nyeri. It has a population of 661,156 and an area of 3,356 km². The county is located on the southwest flank of Mount Kenya. Local people are predominantly of the Kikuyu ethnicity.
Taita–Taveta County (previously known as Taita Taveta District) is a county of Kenya. It lies approximately 150 km northwest of Mombasa and 300 km southeast of Nairobi. The capital, nominally, is in Mwatate town but county government offices are in Wundanyi. The population of the county was almost 300,000 persons according to the 2009 national census, with population densities ranging from 3 persons per km2 to more than 800 persons per km2.
Tharaka-Nithi County is one of the 47 counties of Kenya located in Kenya's former Eastern Province. The county headquarters is at Kathwana, a site that is at the intersection of the three constituencies (Maara, Tharaka and Chuka/Igamba-ngo'mbe). The headquarters is on the Mate Road, a paved road that runs through Ena, Ishiara, Ciakariga, Tunyai, to Meru and Nkubu. The county has an area of 2609 km² and had a population of 365,330 as of the 2009 census.
Trans-Nzoia County is a county in the former Rift Valley Province, Kenya, located between the Nzoia River and Mount Elgon 380 km Northwest of Nairobi. At its centre is the town of Kitale which is the capital and largest town. The county borders Bungoma to the west, Uasin Gishu and Kakamega to the south, Elgeyo-Marakwet to the east, West Pokot to the north and the republic of Uganda to the Northwest. Trans Nzoia covers an area of 2495.5 square kilometres and has a population of 919,757 (2009).
Nyandarua County is a County in the former Central Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Ol Kalou. Formerly the capital was Nyahururu, which is now part of the Laikipia County. Nyandarua County has population of 596,268 and an area of 3,304 km². The county is located on the northwestern part of the old Central Province, and contains the Aberdare Ranges.
TIST Kenya Newsletters
"Mazingira Bora" is written and published by TIST participants in Kenya