Nandi County is the home of many Kenya’s athletics Champions including world record breakers like Janeth Jepkosge ,Pamela Jelimo, and the legendary athlete Kipchoge Keino.
Its size is 2,884 square kilometres and it is located East to Baringo ,Vihiga and Kakamega to the west, Uasin Gishu to the north, Kisumu to the south and Kericho to the south-east.
The county governor is H.E Hon.Stephen K. Sang while Hon. Samson Cherargei is the Senator, Hon. Dr. Tecla Tum County Women Representative.
Nandi County is divided into six constituencies which double as sub- counties namely; Mosop, Emgwen, Chesumei, Nandi Hills, Aldai and Tinderet. The constituencies are represented in the National Assembly by Hon.Vincent Tuwei (MP-Mosop), Hon. Alexander Kosgey (MP-Emgwen),Hon. Wilson Kogo (MP-Chesumei), Hon. Alfred Keter (MP-Nandi Hills), Hon.Cornelly Serem (MP-Aldai) and Hon. Julius Melly (MP-Tinderet). The County has 30 wards each represented by an elected MCA together with 38 Members of the County Assembly.Their speaker is Joshua Kiptoo
According to the 2009 National Census the total population is 752,965 people 50% are male and 50% are female.The majority of people in the county are Nandi, a sub-group of the Kalenjin tribe of Kenya. The Nandi mainly practice subsistence agriculture and livestock rearing, although more people are now turning to cash crop farming (growing mostly tea and wheat) to supplement their income.
Other communities living in Nandi include Luhya, Kikuyu, Kisii and Luo – most of whom work on tea plantations and factories or employed by government and private companies. Because of its high altitude, Nandi County attracts a huge number of international athletes who come in for practise. They can be frequently seen running up and down the Nandi Hills. An early morning in Kapsabet presents what the source does to the champions.
Content created and supplied by: Kosge (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More