Baringo County

It covers an area of 8,655s square km

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Its headquarters and largest town is Kabarnet. The county is home to Lake Baringo.

Geographical location

Baringo bounded by Turkana County and West Pokot County to the North, Samburu County and Laikipia County to the East, Nakuru County and Kericho County to the South, Uasin Gishu County to the South West and Elgeyo Marakwet County to the West.

It covers an area of 8,655s square km. Baringo County lies between Latitudes 00 degrees 13" South and 1 degree 40" north and Longitudes 35 degrees 36" and 36" degrees 30" East.

Demographics

The county has a population of 555,561 (2009 census) and an area of 11,075.3 km2 (4,276.2 sq mi).

Religion and ethnicities

The county is occupied by the Tugen, Pokot and Njemps. A sizeable population of Nubians is found in Eldama-Ravine.

Christianity is the most practiced religion in the county. Baringo county has many tribes including Tugens, Njemps, Pokots, Turkanas, Kikuyus, Numbians and Kisiis

County government

The County Governor is Benjamin Cheboi and is deputized by Engineer Mathew Tuitoek. The Senator is Gideon Moi while the County Women is Grace Kiptui.

Major urban centres in the county are; Kabarnet, Eldama Ravine, Marigat, Mogotio, Kabartonjo and Chemolingot

Major attraction sites are

1. Lake Bogoria and Kapedo hotsprings.

2. Lake Baringo

3. lake Kamnarok

4, Kabarnet National Museum and Kipsaraman Community Museum 5.ruko conservancy Lake Bogoria Game Reserve is home to rare kudus, antelopes, zebras, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, mongoose, monkeys, baboons and jackals. At the shores of Lake Bogoria are more than two millions lesser flamingoes, 350 bird species.

Lake Baringo Snake Park has many snake species such as the Black Mamba, Puff Adder, Boomslang and Spitting Cobra, Monitor Lizards, Crocodiles and Tortoises.

Major tourist hotels in the county are;

1. Lake Bogoria Hotel and Spa Resort.

2. Kabarnet Hotel, Kabarnet

3. Sinkoro Hotel Ltd, Kabarnet

4. Soi Safari lodge

5. Sportsline Hotel, Kabarnet

6. Taidy’s Restaurant, Eldama Ravine

7. Kibelion Hotel, Emining

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