Kericho is a town in the Rift Valley province and the capital of the district of Kericho. The city is the center of the most important Teeanbaugebietes in Kenya. The town is located 80 kilometers southeast of Kisumu. In the Kericho Kipsigis are located, belonging to the people of the Kalenjin.


From Kericho from three major highways lead to Nakuru, Kisumu and Kisii after. Bus lines, among other things to Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret and Bomet. Kericho has a train station. Ten kilometers from Kericho there is a small airport for charter flights, Kerenga Aerodrome.

On 29 March 2000, near the village of a terrible bus accident, in which more than 100 people were killed occurred.


Kericho has a variety of schools, Primary, Secondary and High Schools, as well as six colleges, including the Kenya Highlands Bible College, the Kenya Forestry College and the Kenya Institute of Management.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • David Kimutai Rotich (born 1969 ), tourers
  • Joyce Chepchumba (* 1970), long-distance runner
  • Nicholas Kemboi (* 1983), long-distance runner
  • Edwin Cheruiyot Soi (* 1986), long-distance runner