Sotik is situated in the Rift Valley province. The people in Sotik are mainly farmers, farming large tea estates, maize plantations and also subsistence farming in horticulture, vegetables, beans, sorghum and finger millet.  The Sotik-Borabu people share a common cattle market place.  Sotik has suffered violence in every election since 1992, and was one of the hardest hit areas in the 2007-08 post-election violence.