Eldoret

Eldoret is a principal city in western Kenya. It is the capital and largest city in Uasin Gishu County. Lying south of the Cherangani Hills, the local elevation varies from about 2100 metres above sea level at the airport to more than 2700 metres in nearby areas (7000–9000 feet). The population was 289,380 in the 2009 census, and it is currently the fastest growing town in Kenya. It is also the second largest urban centre in midwestern Kenya after Nakuru and the fifth largest urban centre in the country.

Etymology

The name "Eldoret" is based on the Maasai word "eldore" meaning "stony river"; a reference to the bed of the Sosiani River that runs through the town.

History

The area that is now Eldoret and the plateau around it had been occupied by the Sirikwa for several centuries prior to the era of Maasai ascendancy. At their greatest extent, the lands of this society covered the highlands from the Chepalangu and Mau forests northwards as far as the Cherangany Hills and Mt Elgon. Their lands were roughly conterminous with present-day Kalenjin lands save for a south-eastern projection into the grasslands of Nakuru that was permanently taken over by the Maasai no later than the 17th century.

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Kenya: Eldoret City Marathon Winners to Get Awards

All Africa 22 Oct 2021
Athletes who competed in the June 6 Eldoret City Marathon will finally be awarded on Friday after organisers released dope test results .......
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Kenyan NOC hounours Tokyo 2020 Olympians in Eldoret

Inside The Games 13 Oct 2021
The ceremony was hosted in Eldoret by the NOC-K after Kenya came 19th in the overall medals table - the highest position of any African country ... "Eldoret is the City of Champions and you have proved that once again ... Among those who received awards in Eldoret were Kipchoge who ......
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Kenya: Tusker, Noc-K Finally Fete Kenyan Olympians in Eldoret

All Africa 07 Oct 2021
Kenyan athletes have been urged to further their education and not to depend on sports alone in order to have a bright future once they retire .......
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ADDENDUM NO. 1 & PRE-BID MINUTES FOR REFURBISHMENT OF WASHROOMS AT ELDORET BRANCH (Central Bank of Kenya)

Public Technologies 07 Oct 2021
). BANKI. CENTRAL. KUU YA. BANK OF. KENYA. KENYA. Haile Selassie Avenue. P.O ... 1. TENDER FOR PROPOSED REFURBISHMENT OF WASHROOMS AT CBK ELDORET BRANCH, CBK-005-2021-2022 ... MINUTES OF THE PRE-BID MEETING FOR TENDER FOR PROPOSED REFURBISHMENT OF WASHROOMS AT CBK ELDORET BRANCH, CBK-005-2021-2022 ... CBK, Eldoret Procurement (3 people) CBK, Eldoret Finance (1person)....
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Kenya: Noc-K to Fete Tokyo Olympics Medallists in Eldoret

All Africa 05 Oct 2021
The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Noc-k) will Wednesday reward Team Kenya from the Tokyo Olympic Games and at the same time confer special honours to former Olympians in Eldoret .......
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Kenya: Eldoret Celebrates Joyciline Jepkosgei's Win in London

All Africa 05 Oct 2021
As Joyciline Jepkosgei reigned supreme in Sunday's London Marathon, fans in Eldoret gathered at Eka Hotel to watch the race in a viewerthon party organised by Stanbic Bank and NTV Kenya .......
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DISPOSAL OF 100 KVA GENERATOR (CATERPILLAR-MODEL GE110) AT CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA, ELDORET BRANCH (Central Bank of Kenya)

Public Technologies 05 Oct 2021
CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA, ELDORET BRANCH ... DISPOSAL OF 100 KVA GENERATOR (CATERPILLAR-MODEL GE110) AT CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA, ELDORET BRANCH The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) invites sealed tenders from eligible candidates to purchase a. 100KVA Generator at CBK Eldoret Branch....
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Kenya: Police Work as 'Squatters' at Eldoret Stations

All Africa 29 Sep 2021
At the Cheptiret junction on the Eldoret-Nakuru highway sit the ramshackle buildings of a police post, which, like any such base, is a hive of activity .......
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TENDER FOR PROPOSED REFURBISHMENT OF WASHROOMS AT CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA, ELDORET BRANCH-RESERVED FOR CITIZEN CONTRACTORS WITH REGISTERED OFFICES IN RIFT VALLEY AND WESTERN REGION (Central Bank of Kenya)

Public Technologies 23 Sep 2021
TENDER FOR PROPOSED REFURBISHMENT OF WASHROOMS AT CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA, ELDORET BRANCH-RESERVED FOR CITIZEN CONTRACTORS WITH REGISTERED OFFICES IN RIFT VALLEY AND WESTERN REGION ... Valley and Western Region for Proposed Refurbishment of Washrooms at CBK Eldoret Branch ... Central Bank of Kenya, Eldoret Branch, ... Eldoret....
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Construction of 64 stadium in Eldoret town, Kenya, now 10% complete

Construction Review Online 16 Sep 2021
The construction of the 64 stadium in Eldoret town, the capital of ......
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Kenya: University of Eldoret Staff Hold Demo

All Africa 02 Sep 2021
University of Eldoret (UoE) lecturers and non-teaching staff held a protest Wednesday citing delayed implementation of a planned pay hike .......
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Kenya: Court Allows Eldoret Express Bus Company to Evict Squatters From Its Land

All Africa 29 Jun 2021
A court has allowed a bus transport company to evict more than 1,000 squatters from its land in Kitale, Trans Nzoia, with police protection .......
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