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Nakuru County

Pilot town: Njoro

The Nakuru County Government’s choice of Njoro as a pilot town has been motivated by several factors. Njoro has a status as a unique agricultural town with rich agrarian hinterland, and manufacturing potential, in particular timber-based and crop processing factories. It is home to Egerton University and a campus of the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO), and has link to indigenous forest communities (Ogiek). At the same time, Njoro has an unclear spatial arrangement and growing informality (potential growth of slums in Bondeni, Jawatho, Kiwanja Ndege, etc.).

Located 20 km from Nakuru town Njoro has carved out an identity as an important agricultural research and educational centre.