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Kabete is one of 12 constituencies within

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Anthropologist Louis Leakey was born in Kabete. His nickname was Giteru and hence the reference Kabete gwa Giteru (Meaning Kabete, Giteru's place). A school by the name Mary Leakey High School, found in the Lower Kabete area remains as part of his family's legacy.

A study in 2005 revealed that Kabete constituency has the lowest poverty rate in Kenya [1].

Geographically speaking, Kabete is located less than 15 kilometers outside of the capital city of Nairobi. According to the 2009 census, the Kabete area has a population of 140,427.[4] As part of the Nairobi Highlands area, the region's environment remains unpolluted.[5]

Kabete Constituency Member of Parliament is Ferdinard Waititu, who was elected following the murder of George Muchai. [3] Each county has a single member constituency in what is Kiambu County, led by the governor William Kabogo.[2]

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