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Bomet County, Kenya

Category: Counties in Kenya
Population: 585,072
Area (Km 2): 1,592.4 Km 2
Constituencies: Sotik, Chepalungu, Bomet East, Bomet Central, Konoin
Major Town: Bomet
Main Features: Tea and horticultural farming, Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

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Bomet County is in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Bomet town is the main town and the capital of the county. It is located on a class B road between Nairobi City and Kisii town via Narok. Bomet County is neighbours to Kericho County to the North and North East, Narok to the South East, South and South West, Nyamira to the North West.

 

Bomet County is in the highland area of Kenya and the rainfall favours agriculture and farming, which is the main economic base for the residents of Bomet and Rift Valley as a whole. The people there also practice livestock farming especially cattle rearing.


Economic Activities:

  • Agriculture; including tea farming, horticulture and cattle rearing.


Banks in Bomet County:

  • Kenya commercial bank
  • Barclays bank
  • Co-operative Bank
  • Equity bank
  • Family bank
  • Standard chartered bank
  • K-Rep
  • Post Bank.


Universities/colleges in Bomet County:

  • Bomet Teachers Training College(BTTC)
  • Kenya Medical Training Centre, Kapkatet
  • Kaplong  Polytechnic
  • Kaplong Nursing school
  • St. Benedict Teachers college
  • Valley college
  • Kenya School of Professional Studies, Litein Campus.


Hospitals:

  • Tenwek Mission Hospitals
  • Longisa  Mission Hospital


Attractions and Tourism sites in Bomet:

  • Kariandusi Prehistoric Site
  • Langa langa racing circuit
  • Mariwa Archaeological reserve
  • Maasai Mara game reserve
  • Olambwe valley forest
  • Ombo Archaeological Reserve

Restaurant in Bomet
  •  Twiggs Restaurant


Transport:

Transport is by road network from Nairobi city via various towns like Narok and Kisii.


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