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Nandi County
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Nandi County is Kenya’s athletics hub.It is home to tens of the world’s celebrated athletes, including world record breakers such as Pamela Jelimo, Janet Jepkosgei and the legendary athlete Kipchoge Keino.

The 2,884 square kilometres ‘home of champions’ borders Baringo to the east, Vihiga and Kakamega to the west, Uasin Gishu to the north, Kisumu to the south and Kericho to the south-east.

The county, which is also renowned for its thriving tea estates, is endowed with a beautiful topography that mainly consist of the scenic Nandi Hills.

Nandi County Government

Nandi County is divided into six constituencies namely; Mosop, Emgwen, Chesumei, Nandi Hills, Aldai and Tinderet. The constituencies are represented in the National Assembly by Stephen Bitok (MP-Mosop), Alexander Kosgey (MP-Emgwen), Elijah Lagat (MP-Chesumei), Alfred Keter (MP-Nandi Hills), Cornelly Serem (MP-Aldai) and Julius Melly (MP-Tinderet).

Other leaders include Dr. Cleophas Lagat (Governor), Matilda Sakwa (County Commissioner), Stephen Sang (Senator), Zipporah Kurgat Kering (Women Representative) and several members of the County Assembly.

People of Nandi County

Nandi County is home to over 752,965 people (50% male and 50% female), according to the 2009 National Census. The majority of people in the county are Nandi, a sub-group of the Kalenjin tribe of Kenya. The Nandi mainly practise 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 that live in Nandi include Kikuyu, Kisii and Luo – most of whom work on tea plantations and factories or employed by government and private companies such as Canken International. 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.