Kiambu

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Not to be confused with Kiambu County.

Kiambu is a town in Kiambu County, Kenya. It is located at around 1°10′1″S 36°49′19″E / 1.16694°S 36.82194°E / -1.16694; 36.82194Coordinates: 1°10′1″S 36°49′19″E / 1.16694°S 36.82194°E / -1.16694; 36.82194, in the elevation of about 1,720 m. It has an urban population of 13,814. It is the capital of the Kiambu County, which bounds the northern border of Nairobi.[1] Other proximate towns are Ruiru (east of Kiambu), Gatundu (NE), Limuru (NW) and Kabete (SW).

The town is surrounded by hilly Kikuyu farmland although is under urbanisation as Nairobi is growing fast and more people settle in neighbouring towns. Kiambu is seen as a future anchor to the capital city Nairobi which is undergoing rapid development with limited space for growth.

Apart from central Kiambu, there are villages such as Ndumberi, Riabai, Kihingo, Ngegu, Kanunga and Kangoya among others. The town has an elected council with a Mayor and a fully fledged town council, Town clerk, treasurer among other elected officials. Kiambu is also center of Kiambaa, an administrative division and electoral constituency of Kiambu District.

Kiambu Club, opened in 1916, is one of the oldest nine hole golf courses in Kenya. The club has also other facilities like tennis courts and swimming pools.[2] The club's main lounge is in honour of Kenya's first First Lady, also an honorary member of the club, Mama Ngina Kenyatta.

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