Kericho

Kericho County is one of the 14 counties in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. It lies between longitude 350 40’ East and between the equator at latitude 0 23’ South. The county is bordered by the Uasin Gishu County to the north, Baringo County to the northeast, Nandi County to the northwest, Nakuru to the east and Bomet County to the south. It is bordered to the Southwest by Nyamira and Homabay counties and to the West by Kisumu County. The county covers a total area of 2,479 sq km.

The county is home to the best of Kenyan tea which is world famous for its brightness, attractive color, brisk flavor and texture of fragrant leaves. Some of the largest tea companies including Unilever Kenya, James Finlay, and Williamson tea are based here.

It is also home to the popular Ketepa brand. Much of the tea is also exported, with the United Kingdom being the largest market.

The county also has some of the world’s best long distance runners among whom have repeatedly won gold medals in international events.

Kericho is home to Kenya’s biggest water catchment area, the Mau Forest. With a high altitude and virtually daily rains, Kericho is the center of Kenya’s large tea industry.

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