Turkwel hydropower plant which generates 106MW of hydropower is located in the County.

The County receives rainfall between 400mm to 1,500mm per annum with temperatures ranging from 10 °C to 30 °C. The main economic activity is agro-pastoralism, which is a combination of mixed farming and nomadic pastoralism. Turkwel Hydro Power Plant which generates 106MW of hydro-power is located in the county. A popular tourist attraction is Kapenguria, the Prison Museum.
The county has a number of irrigation projects that take advantage of the region’s topography and rivers and the Turkwel Dam. There is great potential for irrigating 30,000ha of lower Turkwel for irrigation.