Bomet County
Flag of Bomet County
Coat of arms of Bomet County
Location of Bomet County in Kenya
Location of Bomet County in Kenya
Coordinates: 0°48′00″S 35°14′00″E / 0.8°S 35.2333°E / -0.8; 35.2333
Country Kenya
Formed4 March 2013
CapitalBomet
Area
 • Total1,630.0 km2 (629.3 sq mi)
Elevation
1,962 m (6,437 ft)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total875,689
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Websitewww.bomet.go.ke

Bomet County is a county in the former Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Initially a district, Bomet District was created from the former Kericho District in 1992. The capital of Bomet County is Bomet. It has a population of 875,689 in 2019 and an area of 1,630.0 km2 (629.3 sq mi).[1]

Local authorities

Local authorities (councils)
Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Bomet Municipality 42,024 4,426
Bomet County County 340,770 244
Total 382,794 4,670
* 1999 census. Source:[2]

Administrative and political units

Bomet county has five sub-county administrative units with 25 county assembly wards and 66 locations.[3]

Administrative Units and area by Sub-County/Constituency
Sub-County (Constituency) Wards Area in km sq. No. of locations No. of Sub-locations
Bomet Central Silibwet, Singorwet, Ndarawetta, Chesoen & Mutarakwa 266 8 23
Bomet East Longisa, Kembu, Chemaner, Merigi & Kipreres 311.3 10 27
Chepalungu Sigor, Kongasis, Chebunyo, Nyongores & Siongiroi 535.8 15 42
Sotik Ndanai/Abosi, Kipsonoi, Kapletundo, Chemagel & Manaret/Rongena 479.2 17 36
Konoin Kimulot, Mogogosiek, Boito, Embomos & Chepchabas 445.1 16 37
Total 2037 66 176

Leadership

Governors Of Bomet County
Term of office Governor's Name Political Party
2013-2017 Isaac Ruto URP
2017-2019 Joyce Laboso Jubilee
2019-2022 Dr. Hillary Barchok N/A
2022 Dr. Hillary Barchok UDA

County government

Bomet has had three governors since devolution, Isaac Ruto was the first Governor and was replaced by Joyce Laboso who died of cancer while in office.[4] Dr. Hillary Barchok, being the deputy, was sworn in as the third governor on 8 August 2019.[5] Linet Chepkorir Toto is the current women representative[6] and Lawyer Hillary Sigei is currently serving as a Senator. http://www.parliament.go.ke/the-senate/sen-wakili-hillary-kiprotich-sigei The county ward assemblies are run by members of county assemblies.

Electoral constituencies

The county has five electoral constituencies:

Demographics

Bomet has a population of 875,689 person with a population density of 346 persons per square km as per the 2019 census report, out of this 434,287 are females, 441,379 males and 23 intersex persons.[7]

Religion

Religion in Bomet County

Majority of the residents of Bomet County are Christians. Islam and Hinduism is adhered to by less than 1% of the population of whom majority of the same are non residents of Bomet County.

[8]

Religion (2019 Census) Number
Catholic 129,547
Protestant 387,001
Evangelical Churches 225,608
African Instituted Churches 56,401
Orthodox 2,858
Other Christian 32,527
Islam 997
Hindu 96
Traditionalists 2,514
Other 11,045
No ReligionAtheists 23,413
Don't Know 957
Not Stated 59

Services/Urbanisation

Stats for Bomet County
County
Stats for the County (Per cent)
Urbanisation
13.8
Literacy
63.8
Attending School (15-18 Yrs)
88.6
Paved Roads
5.4
Good Roads
39.6
Electricity Access
4.3
Poverty Rate
46.5

Stats for the County

Source: USAid Kenya

Secondary schools

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Population Distribution by Sex, Number of Households, Area and Density by Counties". Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  2. ^ http://treasury.go.ke/cbs.go.ke/pdf/authority.pdf[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ interior_admin. "Home". interior.go.ke. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso dies at Nairobi Hospital". Citizentv.co.ke. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Prof Hillary Barchok is currently serving as the third governor in Bomet County, serving for his second term after a win in August 2022 polls". CGOB. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Women Representatives". Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  7. ^ Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (2019). 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census. Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.
  8. ^ "2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Volume IV: Distribution of Population by Socio-Economic Characteristics" (PDF). Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2 May 2021.

Bomet Senator http://www.parliament.go.ke/the-senate/sen-wakili-hillary-kiprotich-sigei