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West Pokot County

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Governor Simon Kitalei Kachapin Governor Simon Kitalei Kachapin

West Pokot County is in the Rift Valley of Kenya and borders Turkana County to the North, Elgeyo-Marakwet and Baringo counties to the East, Tran-Nzoia County to the South and Uganda border to the West. The county is serviced by the International road A-1 that runs from Kitale-Kapeguria. Kapeguria is the County headquarters.

Administration Town 

Kapenguria.

County Resources

Land: 9,169 sq km about 2.3 million acres

Population: Approx 520,000 people

Economy

Industries:  Kengen’s Turkwel Hydro Power Plant. Produces about 105MW of power.

Pastoralist: Livestock

Tourism: Turkwell Dam, Kapeguria Museum (Where Jomo Kenyatta was tried and held after arrest 1953)

Independent Entity Making Proposal to County 

Through Kenya Constitution Article 185.(4) A county assembly may receive and approve plans and policies for—

(a) the management and exploitation of the county’s resources; and 

(b) the development and management of its infrastructure and institutions.

 


 

 

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