Baringo County is a county of Kenya. It is situated in the Rift Valley, in the west of the country, and its capital is Kabarnet. It receives its name from Lake Baringo, which is located in the interior of this county. The total population of the county is 555 561 inhabitants according to the 2009 census. The important urban centers in the county are Kabarnet, Eldama Ravine, Marigat, Mogotio, Kabartonjo and Chemolingot.