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Nairobi County

Nairobi County
Nairobi City Hall
Nairobi City Hall
Flag of Nairobi County
Coat of arms of Nairobi County
Coat of arms
Location of Nairobi County (Green)
Location of Nairobi County (Green)
Country  Kenya
Formed 4 March 2013
Capital Nairobi
 • Governor Evans Kidero
 • Total 696 km2 (269 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 3,375,000
 • Density 4,800/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Nairobi County is one of the 47 Counties of Kenya. Its capital and only city is Nairobi, which is also Kenya's capital and largest city.

Nairobi County was founded in 2013 on the same boundaries as Nairobi Province, after Kenya's 8 provinces were subdivided into 47 counties.


The county is composed of 17 Parliamentary constituencies:
Constituency Wards
Westlands Kitisuru · Parklands/Highridge ·  · Kangemi · Mountain View
Dagoretti North Kilimani · Kawangware · Gatina · Kileleshwa · Kabiro ·
Dagoretti South Mutu-ini./Karen · Ngand'o · Riruta Nyayo Highrise · Uthiru/Ruthimitu · Waithaka ·
Langata Karen · Nairobi West · Karura · South C ·  ·
Kibra Laini Saba · Lindi · Makina · Woodley-Kenyatta Golf Course · Sarang'ombe ·
Roysambu Githurai · Kahawa West · Zimmermann · Roysambu · Kahawa
Kasarani Clay City · Mwiki · Kasarani · Njiru · Ruai
Ruaraka Babadogo · Utalii · Mathare North · Lucky Summer · Korogocho ·
Embakasi South Imara Daima · Kwa Njenga · Kwa Reuben · Pipeline · Kware ·
Embakasi North Kariobangi North · Dandora Area I · Dandora Area II · Dandora Area III · Dandora Area IV ·
Embakasi Central Kayole North · Kayole NorthCentral · Kayole South · Komarock · Matopeni/ Spring Valley ·
Embakasi East Upper Savanna · Lower Savanna · Embakasi · Utawala · Mihang'o ·
Embakasi West Umoja I · Umoja II · Mowlem · Kariobangi South ·
Makadara Maringo/ Hamza · Viwandani · Harambee · Makongeni ·
Kamukunji Pumwani · Eastleigh North · Eastleigh South · Airbase · California ·
Starehe Nairobi Central · Ngara · Pangani · Ziwani/ Kariokor · Landimawe · Nairobi South ·
Mathare Hospital · Mabatini · Huruma · Ngei · Mlango Kubwa · Kiamaiko ·

Nairobi Metro

Nairobi ] County (red) within Nairobi Metro (green)
Nairobi County is within Greater Nairobi which consists of 4 out of 47 counties in Kenya but the area generates about 60% of the nations wealth.[1][2] The counties are:
Area County Area (km2) Population
Census 2009
Cities/Towns/Municipalities in the Counties
Core Nairobi Nairobi County 694.9 3,138,369 Nairobi
Northern Metro Kiambu County 2,449.2 1,623,282 Kiambu, Thika, Limuru, Ruiru, Karuri, Kikuyu
Southern Metro Kajiado County 21,292.7 687,312 Kajiado, Olkejuado, Bissil, Ngong, Kitengela, Kiserian, Ongata Rongai
Eastern Metro Machakos County 5,952.9 1,098,584 Kangundo-Tala, Machakos, Athi River
Totals Nairobi Metro 30,389.7 6,547,547
Source: NairobiMetro/ Kenya Census


Nairobi has experienced one of the most rapid growths in urban centers. This is unlikely to slow down any time soon due to the fact that the population in Kenya increases by an average of about 3% i.e. 1 million each year.

Quick Stats


Urbanisation in Nairobi Metro
Urbanisation in Nairobi Metro (Percent)
Nairobi County
Kiambu County
Machakos County
Kajiado County
 Kenya Average

Urbanisation by County within Nairobi Metro

Source: OpenDataKenya

Wealth/Poverty Level

Wealth/Poverty Level in Nairobi Metro
Poverty Level in Nairobi Metro (Percent)
Kajiado County
Kiambu County
Nairobi County
Machakos County
 Kenya Average

Poverty level by County

Source: OpenDataKenya Worldbank

See also


  1. ^
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External links

  • Nairobi City
  • OpenDataKenya
  • CIA World Factbook

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