Elgeyo Marakwet is county number 28 in the Kenya county numbering system. It is located in the Rift valley region of the country. It borders the counties of West Pokot to the north, Baringo County to the east, southeast, and south, Uasin Gishu to the southwest and west, and Trans Nzoia to the northwest. It has a population of 454,480 persons, of this 227,317 are females, 227,151 males, and 12 intersex persons. The county is divided into four Sub counties namely:
The county is under the leadership of Governor H.E. Eng. Alex Tolgos who have been in the office for the last two election periods. Under the leadership of Governor H.E. Eng. Alex Tolgos the county has achieved a lot through the different departments.