in West Pokot, Kenya

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
1.233 and 35.117 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 1° 13' 59" and E 35° 7' 0"
Currency and Currency Code:
Shilling - KES
Spoken languages:
English, Swahili
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 06:14 PM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Africa/Nairobi
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:47 am and 6:53 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-8.819 and -140.068 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Kenya in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,1 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Kenya.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Kenya. Last Update: 2024-03-05 08:22:39

Explore Kapenguria

Kapenguria in West Pokot with it's 56,000 inhabitants is located in Kenya about 210 mi (or 338 km) north-west of Nairobi, the country's capital.

Local time in Kapenguria is now 06:14 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Nairobi with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 9 airports in the wider vicinity of Kapenguria, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Kenya is Kitale Airport in a distance of 21 mi (or 34 km), South-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley in a distance of 95 mi (or 153 km), South-East.

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Kitale, Bukwa, Kapsowar, Binyin and Kapchorwa. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 27°C / 81 °F

Morning Temperature 15°C / 59 °F
Evening Temperature 20°C / 69 °F
Night Temperature 17°C / 63 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 36%
Air Pressure 1012 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (5 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 86% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Wednesday, 6th of March 2024

28°C (82 °F)
18°C (64 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Thursday, 7th of March 2024

28°C (82 °F)
19°C (67 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Friday, 8th of March 2024

29°C (84 °F)
19°C (66 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Videos from this area

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2013 Journey to the RMA

Published: October 10, 2013
Length: 52:06 min
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Author: Grandville Christian School

Pastor Paul Gichuki from Kapenguria, Kenya

Published: September 10, 2014
Length: 37:09 min
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Author: Wayne Dorsett

Makutano Bible Baptist Church.

Tour of the Reverend Murupus Academy

Published: September 16, 2013
Length: 27:25 min
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Author: Grandville Christian School

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Kapenguria is a town lying north east of Kitale on the A1 road in Kenya. Kapenguria is capital of the West Pokot County. Kapenguria forms a municipality with an urban population of 13,000 and a total population of 56,000 (1999 census). Kapenguria municipality has seven wards (Chemwochoi, Kaibos, Kapenguria, Keringet/Psigirio, Kisiaunet, Siyoi and Talau). All of them belong to Kapenguria Constituency, which has a total of 23 wards, the remaining 15 are located within other local authorities.

Located at 1.23333, 35.1167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
West Pokot District, Populated places in Rift Valley Province

West Pokot District

West Pokot District is an administrative district in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Its capital town is Kapenguria. The district has a population of 308,086 (1999 census) and an area of 9,064 km² http://www. statoids. com/yke. html. Pokot people inhabit the area. Kengen's Turkwel Hydro Power Plant is also situated in West Pokot District. It is a power plant that produces about 105MW of power that is fed to the national grid.

Located at 1.23333, 35.1167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
West Pokot District, Districts of Kenya

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Kapenguria.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Kap-Nguria, Kapenguria