CCTV installation in Eldoret in progress.

County Installs CCTV Cameras in Eldoret CBD for Surveillance

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The County Government of Uasin Gishu has begun the installation of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in Eldoret town Central Business District (CBD).

This is meant to help enhance surveillance of people, boost investor confidence, and prevent crime.

It is one of the measures by Uasin Gishu Governor Governor Jackson Mandago to ensure that Eldoret is safe for doing business and also has the proper tools required to ensure it attains the City status.

CCTV being installed in Eldoret on June 2, 2022.

According to Trade County Executive Committee Member (CECM) Dr. Emilly Kogos, the move is expected to see more investors and traders establish businesses in Eldoret town hence spurring the county economy and creating room for job opportunities.

The installation works are being undertaken by officers from the county’s Energy department.

 

CCTV installation in Eldoret in progress.

Eldoret is one of the key towns in Kenya today.

As per the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census, Eldoret is the fifth most populated urban area in the country after Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru and Ruiru.

The population was 289,380 in the 2009 Census, and it is currently the fastest growing town in Kenya with 475,716 people according to the 2019 National Census.

Eldoret is surrounded by prime agricultural lands and acts as a trading center for Uasin Gishu’s economy which is driven by large-scale grain farming, dairy and horticultural farming.

An aerial view of Eldoret town

The town is also a local manufacturing hub with a number of nationally recognized manufacturing concerns, including Raiplywoods, Rupa Textiles, Kenya Pipeline Company, Kenya Co-operative Creameries (KCC) as well as corn, wheat, and pyrethrum factories all within the town

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