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.