Tororo is a town in Eastern Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative and commercial center of Tororo District. The town of Tororo is located approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) west of the town of Malaba at the border between Uganda and Kenya. This location is approximately 230 kilometres (140 mi), by road, east of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.
Tororo marks the junction of railway lines to Pakwach, via Soroti and to Nairobi via Eldoret and to Kasese via Kampala. It is also known for its Hindu temples and the rock looming over the town. The town is also an important road junction. The town has been known as one of the most thunderous places in the World with frequent thunderstorms occurring. Apart from this, Tororo is extremely rich in minerals, with one of the highest phosphorus deposits in the world, according to a recent UN report on mineral depositions.
Tororo, like many up-country towns in Uganda, has a weak local economy. The average income in the district is very low and therefore cannot adequately support growth locally. Consequently, civil society organisations (such as NGOs, community organisations and the like) have had a significant influence on employment and capital flows into the district and its immediate surroundings, such as Mbale and Soroti districts.