Governor: William Kabogo Gitau

General Information

Kiambu county is located in Central Kenya and comprises 12 constituencies namely:

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  • Lari.
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  • Juja.
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  • Ruiru.
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  • Kikuyu.
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  • Limuru.
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  • Kabete.
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  • Kiambaa.
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  • Githunguri.
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  • Thika Town.
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  • Kiambu Town.
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  • Gatundu North.
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  • Gatundu South.


\nThe County was first set up in 1925, as Kiambu Native District Council, later changing to Kiambu African Native Council in 1958. It finally gained its official name `Kiambu` borrowing from resultant screams arising from tribal raids conducted by the Maasai, who often raided the villages for livestock.

\n\nAgriculture

\n\nKiambu is characteristic of fertile soils and plenty of rainfall. There are numerous high potential small holder farms, which pack enough potential to not only feed the county, but also supply Nairobi, Kitui and Kajiado with dairy products, foodstuffs, green vegetables and fresh fruit. Kiambu`s horticultural products, coffee and tea, contribute for a lot in Kenya`s foreign earnings.

\n\nPopular Attractions

\n\nTowards Kijabe and Kimende, one gets an opportunity to view the Kenya`s renowned Rift Valley escarpment. These combined with the Mau Mau Caves, Paradise Lost, Chania Falls, Fourteen Falls, Mugumo Gardens, Christina Wangare Gardens, all provide Kiambu with one of the highest tourist potentials in Kenya.

\n\nThe County is also a home to many urban centres geographically positioned. With its small surface area of about 2,500 square kilometres, Kiambu is perhaps one of the most urbanised counties after Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

\n\nIndustrial Hub

\n\nIn addition to the county`s entrpreunership potential, towns like Kikuyu, Limuru, Ruiru and Thika are home to manufacturing factories, mining, textile and major industrial assembly plants. These have all seen tremendous growth in recent years, providing good commercial opportunities to residents and investors investors alike. They also attract cosmopolitan workers, who enhance the conty`s national and cultural integration, something many counties might never enjoy.

\n\nReal Estate Potential

\n\nKiambu is a dormitory zone to the overstretched Nairobi County, as many of its inhabitants; prefer to seek accommodation in the affordable urban centers located within Kiambu, and therefore commute to Nairobi daily. This has spelt a boom to Kiambu`s property prices and residential investments over the years. Moreover, many residential estates are now emerging at a fast rate just off the Thika Super Highway.

\n\nAside from Thika town, which commands a major residential periphery, Ruiru, Kiambu, Ruaka and Kikuyu towns are all arguably Nairobi`s unsung locations for prime residential estates in the county. Good security, physical and social infrastructure, are just but the few incentives that give these premium properties impetus as excellent sources of revenue and living.

\n\nPopulation

\n\nAccording to the general information 2009; Kiambu County has a population of 1,623,282, with a surface area of 2,543 SQ KM and a density of 638 people per SQ KM. It has a 60.8% of the urban population.

Constituencies

Gatundu South; Gatundu North; Juja; Thika Town; Ruiru; Githunguri; Kiambu; Kiambaa; Kabete; Kikuyu; Limuru; Lari

Economy

    Natural resources
  • Arable land, Forests, Water Falls
  • Tourist attractions
  • Mau Mau Caves, Paradise Lost, Chania Falls and Fourteen Falls, Mugumo Gardens, Christina Wangare Gardens
  • Main Economic Activities
  • Farming, Food Processing-Del Monte Company, Manufacturing (Leather), Mining (Carbacid), Textile (Cotton), Motor Vehicle Assembly, Wholesale and Retail Trade, Agriculture-Pineapples, Tea, Coffee, Wheat, Macadamia Nuts, Poultry, Horticulture, Dairy, Fish
  • It borders Nairobi hence giving residents of Nairobi alternate business c

Health

    Health Facilities
  • District Hospitals (4), Sub-District Hospitals (3), Dispensaries (108), Health Centres (29), Medical Clinics (170), Nursing Homes (9), Maternity Homes (1), Others (22)
  • Doctor to Population Ratio
  • 1
  • Infant Mortality Rates
  • 7/1000 (Kiambu District), 63/1000 (Thika District)
  • Under five Mortality Rates
  • 8/1000 (Kiambu District), 36.7/1000 (Thika District)
  • Prevalent Disease
  • Malaria, Respiratory Tract Infections, Intestinal Worms, Broncho-pneumonia
  • Notable Hospitals
  • Kiambu District Hospital, Thika District Hospital, Immaculate Hear

Education

    Number of Institutions (2007)
  • Primary (1,135), Secondary (373)
  • Primary
  • Enrollment (291,765)
  • Teacher to Pupil Ratio
  • 1
  • Secondary
  • Enrollment (73,831)
  • Teacher to Pupil Ratio
  • 1
  • Tertiary
  • More than 15
  • Adult Literacy Classes
  • Enrollment

William Kabogo Gitau


Committees:
    Rules and Business
  • Energy, Roads and Transport
  • Finance, Commerce and Economic Affairs
  • Agriculture and Lands
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Security
  • Urban Development
  • Intergovernmental Relations

Gerald Gakuha Githinji


Kiambu County


Kiambu County has MCAs from constituencies

Paul Kimani Njoroge


Ann Nyokabi Ngathech


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