About Nandi County

About Nandi County

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 Economic Activities

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.

To build a strong and viable society based on strong moral values, inclusiveness and respect for all.
A home of rapid and sustainable socio-economic development, where opportunities are provided for all and responsibility demanded from all.

Nandi County Emergency Service Contacts


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Nandi County Location

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Quick Facts

Nandi County is located in the North Rift of Kenya, bordering Kericho and Kisumu Counties to the South; Vihiga and Kakamega Counties to the West; and Uasin Gishu County to the East and North.

Nandi County Demographics

(2019 Census Data)

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