A Report On Gishu County

2452 Words Nov 12th, 2014 10 Pages
Uasin Gishu County is one of the forty seven counties located in the Rift Valley parts of Kenya. According to Kamenju et al, Uasin Gishu County covers the area around 3,328 square Kilometers. It borders Lugari District of Western province to the West, borders Keiyo, and Marakwet and Koibatek to the East, borders Nandi North and Nandi South to the South, and Trans Nzoia Districts of East and West to the North. Uasin Gishu is divided into six administrative divisions namely; Moiben, Kesses, Soy, Ainabkoi, Kapsaret and Turbo. Turbo and Kapsaret Divisions are densely populated, while Turbo consists of a high urbanization rate, Kapsaret consists of large farms. The main economic activity in the Uasin Gishu County is the agriculture, and the main food crops grown are maize, beans and Irish potatoes. The main cash crops grown are wheat, maize among others. Eldoret is the main town and the commercial centre of the District. Uasin Gishu region consists of a mixture of more ethnic communities including; Kikuyu, Maasai, Luo, Kisii, Luhya and the Kalenjin. In this respect Kalenjins occupy a large percentage of the inhabitants in the County. For example, the issues related to electoral processes such as promotion of human rights, freedom of expression, and among others are as well articulated in the democratic principles. Electoral process is among the packages of a democracy. Moreover, Nzongola-Ntalaja et al implies that democracy is a moral value, and is what human beings endure as…
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