Kiambu County Government, News, Tenders, Contacts, Website and Map

Kiambu County News

Kiambu County is located in central Kenya, it borders Murang’a county to the North and North East, Machakos county to the East, Nairobi and Kajiado counties to the South, Nakuru county to the West, and Nyandarua county to the North West.

Kiambu County Map

Kiambu County Government Structure

Kiambu County Governor and Deputy Governor

The current governor of Kiambu County is Hon. William Kabogo Gitau and the deputy governor is Hon. Gerald Githinji.

Kiambu County Assembly

The kiambu county assembly consists of 87 members who are 60 elected members 27 nominated members by the county assembly. Read more…

Constituencies in Kiambu County

  1. Gatundu South Constituency
  2. Gatundu North Constituency
  3. Juja Constituency
  4. Thika Town Constituency
  5. Ruiru Constituency
  6. Githunguri Constituency
  7. Kiambu Constituency
  8. Kiambaa Constituency
  9. Kabete Constituency
  10. Kikuyu Constituency
  11. Limuru Constituency
  12. Lari Constituency

County Assembly Wards in Kiambu County

Gatundu South Constituency

  1. Kiamwangi Ward
  2. Kiganjo Ward
  3. Ndarugo Ward
  4. Ngenda Ward

Gatundu North Constituency

  1. Gituamba Ward
  2. Githobokoni Ward
  3. Chania Ward
  4. Mang’u Ward

Juja Constituency

  1. Murera Ward
  2. Theta Ward
  3. Witeithie Ward
  4. Kalimoni Ward

Thika Town Constituency

  1. Township Ward
  2. Kamenu Ward
  3. Hospital Ward
  4. Gatuanyaga Ward
  5. Ngoliba Ward

Ruiru Constituency

  1. Gitothua Ward
  2. Biashara Ward
  3. Gatongora Ward
  4. kahawa Sukari Ward
  5. Kahawa Wendani Ward
  6. Kiuu Ward
  7. Mwiki Ward
  8. Mwihoko Ward

Githunguri Constituency

  1. Githunguri Ward
  2. Githiga Ward
  3. Ikinu Ward
  4. Ngewa Ward
  5. Komothai Ward

Kiambu Constituency

  1. Ting’ang’a Ward
  2. Ndumberi Ward
  3. Riabai Ward
  4. Township Ward

Kiambaa Constituency

  1. Cianda Ward
  2. Karuri Ward
  3. Ndenderu Ward
  4. Muchatha Ward
  5. Kihara Ward

Kabete Constituency

  1. Gitaru Ward
  2. Muguga Ward
  3. Nyadhuna Ward
  4. Kabete Ward
  5. Uthiru Ward

Kikuyu Constituency

  1. Karai Ward
  2. Nachu Ward
  3. Sigona Ward
  4. Kikuyu Ward
  5. Kinoo Ward

Limuru Constituency

  1. Bibirioni Ward
  2. Limuru Central Ward
  3. Ndeiya Ward
  4. Limuru East Ward
  5. Ngecha Tigoni Ward

Lari Constituency

  1. Kinale Ward
  2. Kijabe Central Ward
  3. Nyanduma Ward
  4. Kamburu Ward
  5. Lari Kirenga Ward

Kiambu County Tenders

Kiambu county tenders are awarded in a free, fair and transparency manner in the need to fight corruption in the country.

To access tenders in Kiambu county click the link: for the latest job opportunities in the county.

Kiambu County Jobs

Kiambu County Jobs opportunities for all qualified personnel and those who would wish to work with Kiambu County government. Jobs in Kiambu County are posted on the county website.

Jobs in Kiambu County are awarded in a free, fair and transparency manner in the need to fight corruption in the country.

To access these Kiambu county jobs advertisement click the link Kiambu County Jobs for the latest job opportunities in the county.

Economic Activities in Kiambu County

Agriculture is the predominant economic activity in the county and contributes 17.4 per cent of the county‘s population income. It is the leading sub sector in terms of employment, food security, income earnings and overall contribution to the socio-economic well being of the people. Majority of the people in the county depend on the sub sector for their livelihood, with 304,449 directly or indirectly employed in the sector. Coffee and tea are the main cash crops in the county. The main food crops grown in the county are maize, beans, pineapples and irish potatoes. These are mainly grown in small scale in the upper highlands of Limuru, Kikuyu, Gatundu North and South Constituencies.  Other agricultural economic activities in the county include dairy and poultry rearing and horticulture.

Tourist Attractions in Kiambu County

The county of Kiambu does not have national parks or game reserves apart from tourist attraction sites. These sites include Kinare Forest in Lari Constituency, Chania Falls and Fourteen Falls in Juja Constituency, Paradise Lost and Mugumo Gardens in Kiambaa Constituency, Mau Mau Caves, Gatamaiyu Fish Camp and historical sites in Gatundu and Githunguri Constituencies.

Chania Falls and Thika Falls: Both falls lie on either side of the iconic Blue Posts Hotel in Thika.

Fourteen Falls

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kiambu County

The falls are located about 65 km from Nairobi off the Thika – Garissa Road. The name is from the fourteen successive falls of water along the famous Athi River, originating from the Aberdare mountains. They form the border between Thika and Machakos districts.

For more information visit: Fourteen Falls


Category: Tourist Attractions in Kiambu County

Near the Fourteen Falls lies Kilimambogo, a Swahili word for the Mountain of the Buffalo and home to the late Great philanthropist Sir Macmillan. Half way up the hill, you will find the graves of Sir Macmillan, his wife and their house help. It is on the foot of this hill that Macmillan entertained Theodore Roosevelt, former President of the United States, and Sir Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Chania Falls

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kiambu County

Chania falls is the welcoming attraction as you enter Thika town off the superhighway.Chania falls is best viewed in Blue Posts hotel on its well manicured lawns which overlook the falls.

For more information visit: Chania Falls

Mugumo gardens

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kiambu County

Mugumo Gardens is a historical site in Thika, which is named after the giant fig tree, which had a 15-foot diameter, where the ancient legendary seer (Mugo wa Kibiro) prophesied.It is located along Mugo-Kibiru Road, next to Administration Police residences.

Kereita Forest

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kiambu county

Kereita Forest is in Lari District in Kiambu County. The forest forms part of the Aberdare Forest Reserve. The Nairobi- Nakuru Highway forms its western border with a thin strip of forest extending and running parallel to the highway from Kijabe to Uplands, while to the east, it borders the Uplands Forest .

For more information visit: Kereita Forest

Gatamaiyu Camp and Fishing grounds

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kiambu County

The grounds are situated in Gatamaiyu forest which is part of the Kereita forest. They consist of a camping site, fishing grounds and the Gatamaiyu riverine walk. The grounds are maintained by the KWS.

The Gatamaiyu Riverine Walk

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kiambu County

The Gatamaiyu Riverine Walk in Gatamaiyu Forest is a true paradise and ideal destination for urban birding. Gatamaiyu is good for many Afro-tropical highland species. Lookout for Chestnut-throated Apalis, Trumpeter Hornbill, Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk, Fine-banded Woodpecker, White-bellied Tit, Tambourine Dove, Hartlaub’s Turaco, Abbot’s Starling among others.

Thika World War Memorial Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kiambu County

This park along General Kago road is the final resting place of the souls of gallant African Soldiers.

Mama Ngina Gerdens

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kiambu County

These gardens along Mama Ngina Drive boast walkways and public lawns for leisure walks and picnics.

Sports Tourism

Category: Tourist Attractions in Kiambu County

The County is home to some of the of the legendary golf courses established in the colonial era. These include Sigona, Ndumberi, Windsor and Kiambu golf clubs.

Where to stay in Kiambu County

Below are some of the hotels in Kiambu offering excellent accommodation facilities.

  1. Jumuia Resorts – Jumuia Conference and Country Home Limuru
  2. Rainbow Ruiru Resort – Ruiru
  3. Thayu Retreat and Conference Centre – Limuru
  4. Kentmere Club – Limuru
  5. Sun Africa Hotels – Sovereign Suites Nairobi – Tigoni
  6. Kikuyu Lodge Hotel Kikuyu
  7. Tigoni Homestays –Limuru
  8.  Fourteen Falls Lodge
  9. Blue Post Hotel

Hospitals in Kiambu County

There are a total of 364 health facilities spread across the county. Under the public facilities, the county has:-

  • One level-five hospital namely Thika District Hospital,
  • Three level-4 in Gatundu South, Kiambaa and Kikuyu Constituencies,
  • Four level-three in Gatundu North, Juja, Kiambaa and Limuru Constituencies.
  • 20 level-two (Health Centres)
  • 54 level-ones also known as dispensaries which are well distributed within the county.

The rest of the facilities are private with 17 Mission Hospitals, five nursing homes, 36 dispensaries and 169 private clinics. The doctor/population ratio in the county is 1:17,000 and the nurse/population ratio stands at 1:1,300. The average distance to the health facility is seven Km and the facilities are well accessed since the road network is good.

Education in Kiambu County

Pre-School Education

The county has a total population of 87,594 children falling within the age group of 3 to 5 (pre-school). The total number of ECD teachers is 1,843 and the teacher to pupil ratio is 1:40. Total enrolment for ECD in the county is 73,730. Public ECD centres have an enrolment of 29,655 children while private ECD centres have a total enrolment of 44,075 children.

Primary Education

There are 1,225 primary schools in Kiambu County out of which 576 are public and 349 are private. The total number of primary school teachers is 21,090 and the teacher to pupil ratio is 1:38. The total enrolment rate stands at 295,409 pupils. The gross enrolment rate stands at 109.6 percent, while the net enrolment rate is 99.7 percent. This could be attributed to the introduction of Free Primary Education programme. Infrastructure in schools has also improved through devolved funds such as the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and Local Authority Transfer Fund (LATF).

Secondary Education

There are 303 secondary schools consisting of 227 public and 76 private schools. The total enrolment rate is 89,065 out of which 44,777 are males and 44,288 are females. The gross enrolment rate is 69.3 percent and the net enrolment rate is 61.8 percent. The number of teachers in the county stands at 3,479 and the teacher/pupil ratio is 1:25. As indicated in the fact sheet, the completion rate is 92.5 percent and therefore there is need for great investment in the education sector to ensure the rate reaches 100 percent.

Tertiary Education

The County has one public University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology located in Juja Constituency and two satellite campuses namely University of Nairobi, Kikuyu campus in Kikuyu sub county and Kenyatta University , Ruiru campus in Ruiru Sub County.
There are six private universities which include:-

  1. Gretsa University
  2. Mount Kenya University
  3. St. Paul’s University
  4. Kiriri Women’s Science and Technology University and
  5. Presbyterian University of East Africa
  6. Zitech University in Ruiru and a number of tertiary colleges

The county also has two Teacher Training Colleges namely:-

  1. Kilimambogo Teachers in Thika Sub County
  2. Thogoto Teachers in Kikuyu sub county

Major Towns in Kiambu County

Kiambu’s major urban centers are:-

  1. Thika,
  2. Ruiru,
  3. Gatundu,
  4. Limuru,
  5. Kabete,
  6. Githunguri,
  7. Kiambaa,
  8. Kikuyu,
  9. Kiambu,
  10. Lari and
  11. Karuri.

Facts About Kiambu County

Kiambu County is located in central region of Kenya.  The county borders Murang’a county to the North and North East, Machakos county to the East, Nairobi and Kajiado counties to the South, Nakuru county to the West, and Nyandarua county to the North West.

Total Area (Km 2): 2,543.4 Km 2

Area under forest cover: 476.3 Km2 (2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census)

Latitudes: the county lies between 00 25′ and 10 20′ South of the Equator

Longitude: the county lies between 360 31′ and 370 15′ East

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 12.8°C to a maximum of 24.6°C with an average of 18.7°C. The average rainfall is 989 mm per annum.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (1,358 km), Gravel Surface (682.6 km), Earth Surface (430.1 Km)

Key National Monument(s): None

Geography, Climate and Weather of Kiambu County

Kiambu County is divided into four broad topographical zones viz, Upper Highland, Lower Highland, Upper Midland and Lower Midland Zone.

The county experiences bi-modal type of rainfall. The long rains fall between Mid-March to May followed by a cold season usually with drizzles and frost during June to August and the short rains between Mid-October to November. The annual rainfall varies with altitude, with higher areas receiving as high as 2,000 mm and lower areas of Thika Town constituency receiving as low as 600 mm. The average rainfall received by the county is 1,200 mm.

The mean temperature in the county is 26oC with temperatures ranging from 7oC in the upper highlands areas of Limuru and some parts of Gatundu North, Gatundu South, Githunguri and Kabete constituencies, to 340C in the lower midland zone found partly in Thika Town constituency, Kikuyu, Limuru and Kabete constituencies. July and August are the months during which the lowest temperatures are experienced, whereas January to March are the hottest months. The county’s average relative humidity ranges from 54 percent in the dry months and 300 percent in the wet months of March up to August.

Kiambu County News

For more information and news visit the official Kiambu County website 

Kiambu County Contacts and Website

Cellphone: 0709 877000
Email: [email protected]

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