the name of the city comes from the Masai word “Eldoret”, which about “stony river” means. The name comes along, since the Flussbett of the Sosiani is very rocky in close proximity to Eldoret.
the place developed 1910 with the opening of a post office at a farm, the settlement was called with the white settlers simply farm 64 or only 64. Willy van Aardt bought the farm and designated the place 1912 officially in Eldoret over.
Today Eldoret is the fastest increasing city in Kenya and the place of birth of many Kenyan run star such as Kipchoge Keino. Former president Daniel arap Moi gepusht the city substantially and e.g. an oversized international airport to build leave.
Coordinates: 0° 31 ' n. Break, 35° 16 ' o. L.