West Pokot County

County Headquarters: Kapenguria


Population: 512,690  (2009 Census)


Pokot people mainly inhabit the area.


Communities in West Pokot County practice agro-pastoralism, combining mixed farming with nomadic pastoralism. One of the main power sources in the country the Turkwel Hydro Power Plant is located in the county.

Tourist attractions include Saiwa Swamp National Park and Prison Museum. There county has are a number of irrigation project that take advatage of the regions topography and rivers and the Turkwell Dam.


The current governor is Simon Kitelei.

West Pokot Constituencies

The county has 4 constituencies:

  • Kacheliba
  • Kapenguria
  • Sigor
  • Pokot South