|Elgeyo Marakwet County|
|Homa Bay County|
|Taita Taveta County|
|Tana River County|
|Tharaka Nithi County|
|Uasin Gishu County|
|West Pokot County|
|Summary and Quick Quiz|
Trans-Nzoia County is a county in the former Rift Valley Province, Kenya, located between the Nzoia River and Mount Elgon 380 km Northwest of Nairobi.
Its center is the town of Kitale which is the capital and largest town.
The county borders Bungoma to the west, Uasin Gishu and Kakamega to the south, Elgeyo Marakwet to the east, West Pokot to the north and the republic of Uganda to the Northwest.
Trans Nzoia covers an area of 2, 495.5 square kilometres.
The county has five constituencies:
Areas of high population density
Areas of low population density
Songs and dances
Traditional medical practices
The bukusu people name their new born babies according to sikuka (inherited names), cultural practices, and character (kumwima).
The ‘sikuka’ names are names of ancestors who were respected in society. A parent does not choose the name for a child but the child will automatically cry meaning a particular ancestral spirit is disturbing the baby wanting the baby to be named after him/her.
When the child cries during the day, it means the ancestor who wants to be named comes from the mother’s side. When the baby cries non-stop at night, it means the ancestor who wants to be named comes from father’s side.
They practice male circumcision.
Main cash crops and food crops grown
Areas where the cash crops are grown
Areas where fishing is practiced
The major forests
The gazetted forests in the county are;
The type’s of wildlife
The game parks and reserves
The major tourist attractions
Traditional industries and the products
The major trading centers