Marakwet District is a defunct administrative district in the former Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Its capital town was Kapsowar. The district had a population of 140.629. Local people are predominantly of the Marakwet tribe.
The district has only one local authority, Marakwet county council. Its population is thus same as the district (140,629). The council and district has no population classified as urban (1999 census ).
The Marakwet district headquarters was located at the hilly town of Kapsowar. Other rural centres/towns are Chebiemit, Kapcherop, Cheptongei, Arroor, Chesongoch, Chesoi, Kipsaiya, Sisiya, Kapyego, Tot, Sangach, Kapchebau, Kakimiti, Meuno, Kamogo, Tirap, and Embobut Mosop.
|* 1999 census. Source: |
The district had two constituencies:
- "Status of Coverage of Communications Services" (PDF). Communications Commission of Kenya. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 26 November 2007.
- "Population of local authorities" (PDF). Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 26 November 2007.
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