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Athi River (town)

Athi River
Mavoko
Municipality
Photo of Athi River
Photo of Athi River
Athi River is located in Kenya
Athi River
Athi River
Location in Kenya
Coordinates:
Country  Kenya
County Machakos County
Area[1]
 • Total 693 km2 (268 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 139,380 [2]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website mavokomunicipal.or.ke

Athi River is a town outside Nairobi, Kenya in the former Eastern Province. It is also known as Mavoko. The town hosts Mavoko Municipal Council and headquarters of Mavoko division which is part of the Machakos County. It has a total population of 137,211 (2009 census[3]), and is relatively industrialised,with six cement factories located within its vicinity. These include Bamburi Cement, Mombasa Cement, East Africa Portland Cement Company, Savannah Cement, National Cement and Athi River Mining. The town is also a growing residential area due to its proximity to the capital.


Contents

  • Towns in Machakos County 1
  • Transport 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Towns in Machakos County

Town Population (2009) Rank in Kenya (Population Size)
Kangundo-Tala 218,557 9
Machakos 150,041 13
Athi River 139,380 15
Kathiani 3,365 195
Masii 2,501 211
* 2009 census. Source:[2]

Transport

Athi River has a railway station built in 1920 along the Mombasa - Nairobi line. The Daystar University has a campus in the town. The town is named after Athi, the first part of the Athi-Galana river system.

Athi River town is adjacent to and three kilometers from Kitengela town, but is part of the Machakos County in the former Eastern Province, while Kitengela belongs to Kajiado County in the former Rift Valley Province.

Mavoko carved off the Nairobi County Council in 1963, when the latter was disbanded. Mavoko municipality has six wards (Athi River West, Katani, Kinanie/Mathani, Makadara, Muthwani and Sophia). All these wards belong to Kathiani constituency, which has a total of ten wards. The remaining four wards are within Masaku County Council.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.mavokomunicipal.or.ke/content/boundry
  2. ^ a b https://www.opendata.go.ke/Population/2,009-Census-Vol-1-Table-3-Rural-and-Urban-Populati/e7c7-w67t/1
  3. ^ http://kenya.usaid.govs/default/files/profiles/Machakos%20County%2023%20Jan%202012.pdf
  4. ^ Electoral Commission of Kenya: Registration centres by electoral area and constituency

External links

  • Mavoko Municipal Council
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