Kahawa is a suburb settlement traversing the Kiambu County and Nairobi County borders along Thika Road. Despite its proximity to the city, most of its parts are administratively in Ruiru Constituency. Kenyatta University is found in this area. The member of parliament for the area is Esther Gathogo (2013-2017). The region is represented by Hon. Michael Irungu Waweru (Kahawa Wendani Ward) and Hon. Eng. Peter Geche (Kahawa Sukari Ward)(2013-2017).
The Kahawa Region
Generally, the Kahawa region is subdivided as follows:
(1) Kahawa Sukari (Home to Peponi School, Brookside, K. Sukari Estate and Sukari Ranch, owned by the Kenyattas), in Kiambu County.
(2) Kahawa Wendani (Home to Nakumatt Wendani and K. Wendani Estate), entirely in Kiambu County.
(3) Kahawa West (Home to Jacaranda Apartments, Maziwa Settlement and Kamae Settlement), in Nairobi County's Roysambu Constituency.
It's safe to say that Kahawa is an inter-county settlement because it is shared by both Kiambu and Nairobi counties. This scenario is repeated across the Kabete and Ruaka/Runda, Gachie areas of the greater metro region.
The Kahawa Barracks area (which forms the border with Nairobi County) was the site of a British Army base before Kenya's independence and now hosts the Kahawa Army Base of Kenyan Army. Kahawa is home to Nakumatt Wendani.