Kericho County is a county of Kenya. It has a population of 752,396 (2009 census) and an area of 2,111 km2. Its capital and largest town is Kericho. The current governor is Professor Paul Kiprono Chepkwony also known as "Timbilwet".
Kericho County is home to the best of Kenyan tea which is renowned worldwide for its taste with its town square even known as Chai Square. Some of the largest tea companies including Unilever Kenya, James Finlay and Williamson Tea are based here. It is also home to the popular Ketepa brand.
The former Buret District is now part of Kericho County. The town is strategically located along Kenya's western tourism circuit with access to Lake Victoria, the Maasai Mara National Reserve and Ruma National Park.
As of the 1999 census, the town has a population of 150,000 Kericho is the home town of the Kipsigis, who are a part of the Kalenjin people.
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