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West Pokot County
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.
Land: 9,169 sq km about 2.3 million acres
Population: Approx 520,000 people
Industries: Kengen’s Turkwel Hydro Power Plant. Produces about 105MW of power.
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.