Narok (sometimes referred to as Narok Town) is a town west of Nairobi that supports Kenya's economy in south-west of the country, along the Great Rift Valley. Narok is the district capital of the Narok County and stands as the major centre of commerce in the district. Narok has a population of around 40,000 people, mostly Maasai. The elevation of Narok is 1827 metres (5,997 feet) in altitude.

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Town
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Narok is located in Kenya
Narok
Narok
Coordinates: 01°05′S 35°52′E / 1.083°S 35.867°E / -1.083; 35.867
Country Kenya
CountyNarok County

Narok Town is the last major town when travelling by road from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Park and Keekorok Lodge. Narok Town stands as a center for services, business, and finance. For decades, Narok's economy has benefited from tourism, agriculture, livestock keeping and mining. The 30,000-capacity William Ole Ntimama Stadium, a football stadium, is located in Narok.

EducationEdit

Narok Town has several public and private primary and secondary schools.

Public Primary Schools:Edit

  • Masikonde Primary School
  • Ole Sankale Boarding School
  • St. Mary's Primary School
  • St. Peter's Primary
  • Lenana Primary School
  • Ilmashariani Primary School

Private Primary Schools:

Public Secondary Schools:Edit

  • Narok Boys' High School.
  • Maasai Girls' High School.
  • Ole Tipis Secondary School
  • St Mary's Secondary School.

Private Secondary Schools:

  • St. Stephen Nkoitoi Secondary School
  • Limanet Secondary School

Colleges:Edit

  • Narok Teachers Training College
  • Narok West Technical Training Institute
  • Ludepe Teachers College [1]
  • Lusaka Institute of Science and Technology
  • Narok West Institute of Professional Studies [2]
  • Narok Teachers Training College
  • WE College [3]

Universities:

  • Maasai Mara University [4]

Religious studiesEdit

  • Bible College, Bisset Bible College

EconomyEdit

 
Cattle in Narok

The town has seen structural and economic growth as the roads and new construction in the area.[5]

The Narok Stadium (now named William Ole Ntimama Stadium has been upgraded by the County Government and National Government. [6] Narok is home to the Kenyan football club, Sofapaka FC.

The main economic income is the tourism sector, which brings an estimated 10 billion Kenya Shillings annually, as well as wheat farming, which is done both in large and small scale.[7]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ludepe Teachers College - Kenyaplex.com". www.kenyaplex.com. Retrieved 2019-08-18.
  2. ^ Nyamwembe, Denis. "KASNEB accredited institutions: Conditions for Accreditation, Full Accreditation, Interim Accreditation and Accreditation in Progress | Jambo News". Retrieved 2019-08-18.
  3. ^ "Kenya: First Lady Champions Education Opportunities for Vulnerable Girls and Women". allAfrica.com. 2019-07-18. Retrieved 2019-08-18.
  4. ^ Kiplagat, Robert (2019-02-09). "Disquiet at Maasai Mara University following corruption exposé". Standard Media. Retrieved 2020-02-28.
  5. ^ "These are Africa's fastest-growing cities – and they'll make or break the continent". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 2019-08-18.
  6. ^ "Major renovations ongoing at Narok stadium ahead of Madaraka Day – Kenya News Agency". Retrieved 2019-08-18.
  7. ^ "Narok wheat farmers' strategy and good weather boost crop yield". Daily Nation. Retrieved 2019-08-18.
  • Alain Zecchini, "Kenya's battle for biodiversity" (on Narok), Le Monde diplomatique, November 2000, MondeDiplo.com, webpage: MondeDiplo-Masai.

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