Athi River (town)
Photo of Athi River
|• Total||693 km2 (268 sq mi)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Athi River hosts the Mavoko Municipal Council and is the headquarters of Mavoko division, which is part of Machakos County. The town's population is 137,211 (2009 census), and it is still growing due to its proximity to the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi.
Mavoko was 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.
The town is relatively industrialised for Kenya. There are six cement factories located within the town: Bamburi Cement, Mombasa Cement, East Africa Portland Cement Company, Savannah Cement, National Cement and Athi River Mining.
The Daystar University has a campus in the town.
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