Kilgoris is a town in the Rift Valley Province
Rift Valley Province, Kenya
Rift Valley Province of Kenya, bordering Uganda, is one of Kenya's seven administrative provinces outside Nairobi.Rift Valley Province is the largest and one of the most economically important provinces in Kenya. It is dominated by the Great Rift Valley which passes through it and gives the...

, 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 the Trans Mara District
Trans Mara District
Trans Mara District is an administrative district in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Its capital town is Kilgoris. The district has a population of 170,591 and an area of 2,846 km²...

. The town has a population of 4500 (1999 census) .

Maasai are the prominent tribe in the area, though it is located near an area inhabited by the Gusii people. Some ethnic clashes have occurred between the tribes (e.g., cattle raiding
Cattle raiding
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). The town is located near the popular Masai Mara National Reserve, but few tourists visit the town.
There is a good murram road from the town through the neighbouring town of Lolgorien to the Mara. This road takes you to the Oloololo side of the park and is a good alternative to the Narok road especially for anyone coming from Western Kenya.
Billy Konchellah
Billy Konchellah
Billy Komintai Konchellah is a former 800 m runner who won two World Championship gold medals in Rome 1987 and Tokyo 1991.-Career:...

, winner of two consecutive 800m World Championships, is from Kilgoris.
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