Welcome to Nakuru County Government
Major Towns in Nakuru County
The Area of Nakuru County, Agricultural Potential
Nakuru County covers an area of 7, 495.1 Km2. This includes 5,039.40 Km2 of arable land, 852.1 Km2 of non arable land, 202 Km2 of water mass (that basically covers lakes Naivasha, Elementaita and Nakuru) as well as 679.6Km2 of gazatted forest. This implies the county’s land mass size on average is equal to three counties whose area is slightly over 2, 000 Km2.
Agriculture is the lifeline of the economy of Nakuru County as 70% of the 7,495.1 Km2 of the county’s land which translates to 5, 039.40 km2 is arable and highly productive land.
It is very much possible for farmers in Nakuru County to have two seasons per years as the the county has a bimodal rainfall pattern with a high of 1800mm and a low of 500mm. Nakuru County usually has long rains between March, April, May and June, while short rains occur between October and November.
Nakuru County is endowed with a huge capacity geothermal power production. Going by the amount of geothermal power produced at Olkaria to the national grid, Kenya is now the world’s eighth largest producer of geothermal power worldwide. There are opportunities to invest in equipment for power generation through GDC.
At Menengai a pilot project has established that it is possible to invest in direct steam use from geothermal wells for milk processing plants, heating fish ponds and greenhouses as well as powering laundry.
Naivasha has been earmarked by the national government for the establishment of an industrial park. The industrial park is meant to be near energy production point so as to cut on power costs.
This initiative is highly welcomed as it will lead to the development of infrastructure that will not only support business growth, but also immensely contribute to the improvement of quality of lives.