Kericho is home to Kenya's biggest water catchment area, the Mau Forest.
With a high altitude and virtually daily rains, Kericho is the centre of Kenya's large tea industry.
Its town square is known as Chai Square (Chai is Hindi for tea).
Some of the biggest tea companies including Unilever Kenya, James Finlay and Williamson Tea are based here.
It is also home to the popular Ketepa brand.
Much of the tea is exported, with the UK being the largest market.
The district is home to some of the world's best long distance runners.
Attractions in Kericho:
• Tea farms and factories
• Chagaik dam
• Chagaik botanical garden. It is on the Kericho-Nakuru highway, about 10 kilometres from Kericho.