Kutus may also refer to Qutuz
Kutus forms a local authority together with another township, Kerugoya. It is known as Kerugoya/Kutus municipality. The municipality has a population of 39,441, of whom 14,056 are classified urban (1999 census ).
The municipality has six wards: Kerugoya Central, Kerugoya North, Kerugoya South, Kutus South, Kutus Central and Nduini. Most of these wards belong to Kerugoya/Kutus Constituency (aka Kirinyaga Central Constituency).
The original word for this town (Used by many people to-date)was Mucakithi. The founding chief's name was Gutu (Kikuyu word for Ear). This location was named Gutu's which later with effort of the Gichugu Dialect changed to the modern Kutus.
- Kenya National Bureau of Statistics: Population of local authorities
- Electoral Commission of Kenya: Registration centres by electoral area and constituency