Eldoret Town is a principal city in the Rift Valley region of Kenya and the fifth largest in the country. It also serves as the capital of Uasin Gishu County. Lying south of the Cherangani Hills.
Eldoret Town is surrounded by prime agricultural lands and acts as a trading center for Uasin Gishu’s economy which is driven by large-scale grain farming, dairy and horticultural farming. The town is also a local manufacturing hub with a number of nationally recognized manufacturing concerns, including Raiplywoods, Rupa Textiles, Kenya Pipeline Company, Kenya cooperative Creameries as well as corn, wheat, and pyrethrum factories all within the town.
Must know things about Eldoret town
In Eldoret, the Champions Monument is situated at the junction of Kaptagat and Nairobi roads and was erected in honor of retired, elite and upcoming athletes in the country.
The bronze monument, erected by Mediheal Group of Hospitals, depicts two female athletes and two male athletes attached on a world map running in different directions. One of the males is holding an Olympic torch in one hand while the rest have their hands raised up as a sign of victory. It also has an image of a male athlete mounted on the top draped in the Kenyan flag.