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List Of Estates in Eldoret

by Zack Abuyeka

This is a list of all estates in Eldoret. Eldoret town is an administrative capital of Uasin Gishu county which is headed by Governor Jackson Mandago. Eldoret town has an estimated population of 289, 380 people. Eldoret is the hometown of numerous Kenyan athletes. It boasts of one of the biggest sports facility, the Kipchoge Keino stadium named after marathon legend Kipchoge Keino. It is a cosmopolitan town that is predominantly dominated by the Kalenjin.

Here is a list of all estates in Eldoret in no particular order.

1.Elgon View

It is an affluent neighbourhood located on the southern side of Eldoret. It is mainly dominated by the rich, a majority being athletes and politicians. It is about a 10 minutes drive from the Central Business District.

2.Pioneer estate

It is a middle-class estate with readily available rental houses.  one bedroom houses range between 6,000- 12 000 Kenyan shillings. For a two bedroom house, you will have to part with around 10,000- 20,000 Kenyan shillings. It is also one of the safest estates in Eldoret.

3.Kapsoya

It is one of the oldest estates in Eldoret. Majority of residents here are middle-income earners. Houses here are much affordable to the low-income earners. It is also one of the few estates in Eldoret dotted by many shopping outlets. The major challenge that residents here face is power interruptions and water shortage.

4.West Indies

The estate was originally occupied by Indians who owned business premises in Eldoret. It is an estate associated with the upper middle class. The estate is located near the Central Business District, around 5 minutes drive. A one bedroom house ranges between 10,000 to 15,000 shillings, while a two-bedroom ranges between 15,000 to 25,000 Kenyan shillings.

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5.Langas

It is a low-income estate located on the outskirts of Eldoret town. Insecurity is a major problem in Langas due to the high level of unemployed youth who reside in this estate. Poor sanitation is the other major challenge that dots this estate.

6.Mwanzo estate

It is a lower-middle-class estate that is highly congested, due to the readily available and cheap housing units. Poor drainage and insecurity are among the major challenges of this estate.

7.Action estate

It is a developing estate that is located near the Central Business District, around a 20 minutes walk. Houses are readily available and affordable. 0ne bedroom houses range between 6,000 to 10,000, while two bedrooms range between 10,000 to 20,000 shillings. The major challenge associated with this estate is the poor roads that are a nuisance during the rainy seasons.

8.Huruma estate

It is a low-income estate in Eldoret, with many informal settlements. Insecurity is a major issue in this estate. Another major challenge that residents face here is poor drainage and sanitation that posses a greater risk in terms of health.

9.Annex estate

It is situated along the Eldoret- Nairobi Highway, approximately around six kilometers from Eldoret town. The estate is mostly inhabited by Moi University students. The major facelift of the estate is the Moi University, school of law which is located here.

10.Kamukunji estate

Kamukunji is also one of the slums located in  Eldoret, with many informal settlements. Insecurity is a key threat here. The estate is associated with poor drainage and sanitation which is a major health hazard.

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