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 2019 census, the county had a population of 885,711, made up of a number of Kenyan communities, the majority of whom belong to the native tribe called Nandi.
Geographically, the unique jug-shaped structure of Nandi County is bound by the Equator to the south and extends northwards to latitude 0034’N. The western boundary extends to west. The county’s major area is covered by the Nandi Hills.
Nandi county is endowed with a scenic topography that is dotted with numerous tea plantations. These provide the raw material for the county’s most vibrant agricultural industry, tea processing. It hosts twelve of Kenya’s sixty six tea factories making it a significant player in the country’s and hence the global tea industry since Kenya is the world’s leading tea exporter.
Nandi County is renowned for its heritage, landscapes, its cool highland climate and vistas of rolling tea plantations.