Kapsabet is a town in the Rift Valley Province, Kenya
Kenya , officially known as the Republic of Kenya, is a country in East Africa that lies on the equator, with the Indian Ocean to its south-east...

. It is the capital of Nandi Central District. Kapsabet hosts a municipal council and divisional headquarters of Kapsabet administrative division. Kapsabet municipality has an urban population of 17,918 and a total population of 64,830 (1999 census ).

Kapsabet municipality has eight wards (Chemundu/Kaptildil, Chepterit, Kabirirsang
Kabirirsang is a village near Kapsabet in the Nandi Hills in the Rift Valley Province, Kenya. Administratively, Kabirirsang is a location in Kilibwoni division of Nandi District . Its local authority is Kapsabet municipality and local constituency is Emgwen ....

, Kamobo, Kapsabet, Kiminda, Kipsigak
Kipsigak is a village near Kapsabet in the Nandi District, Rift Valley Province, Kenya. Administratively, Kipsigak is a location in Kilibwoni division of Nandi District . Its local authority is Kapsabet municipality and constituency is Emgwen ....

/Kipsotoi and Kipture/Irimis). All of them fall under the Emgwen constituency, which has a total of seventeen wards, the remaining nine are located within Nandi County Council .

Kapsabet is located 40 kilometres southwest of Eldoret
Eldoret is a town in western Kenya and the administrative centre of Uasin Gishu District of Rift Valley Province. 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...

.The notable educational institutions in this town are Kapsabet Boys High School, Kapsabet Girls High School and Baraton University

Many successful long distance runners have been born in or near Kapsabet, including Rodgers Rop
Rodgers Rop
Rodgers Rop is a long-distance runner from Kenya.In 2002, Rop won both the Boston Marathon and the New York Marathon...

, Bernard Lagat
Bernard Lagat
Bernard Kipchirchir Lagat is an American middle and long distance champion athlete.Lagat was born in Kapsabet, Kenya...

, Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot
Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot
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, Peter Rono
Peter Rono
Peter Kipchumba Rono is a former Kenyan athlete, who won the 1,500 metres at the 1988 Summer Olympics....

, Wilfred Bungei
Wilfred Bungei
Wilfred Kipkemboi Bungei is a Kenyan middle distance runner, who won the 800 m gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing...

, Pamela Jelimo
Pamela Jelimo
Pamela Jelimo is a Kenyan middle-distance runner, specialising in the 800 metres. She won the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She is the first Kenyan woman to win an Olympic gold medal and also the first Kenyan to win the Golden League Jackpot...

, and Martin Lel
Martin Lel
Martin Kiptolo Lel is a Kenyan long distance and marathon runner. He won the London Marathon in 2005, 2007, and 2008, the New York City Marathon in 2003 and 2007 and the Great North Run in 2007 and 2009. His personal best time, , is 2:05:15, which he ran in the 2008 London Marathon setting a...


The headquarters of Kapsabet municipality is the Kapsabet town which is run by the Municipal council. The Council is headed at the Civic level by His Worship Councellor Michael Rono and at the Executive level by Mr. Shedd D. Simotwo, the Town Clerk.

The Heads of Departments at the Council are as captured hereunder
  • Mr. Moses Kemboi -SOCIAL SERVICES
  • Mr. Nelson Kitur -AUDIT
  • Mr. Gideon Kitur-PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Mr. Silas Ronoh-TREASURERS
  • Mr. Joel Pkemoi-TOWN CLERKS

on attachment are
  • Emmy Chepkemboi Tuwei from Kipchabo village in Emgwen Constituency
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