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A typical side street in Kasarani, Nairobi, Kenya.
Kasarani is located in Kenya
Location in Kenya
Coordinates: 01°13′44″S 36°54′16″E / 1.22889°S 36.90444°E / -1.22889; 36.90444
Country Kenya
CountyNairobi County
 (2014 Estimate)
 • Total200,000
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Kasarani is a residential area in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya.[1]


The neighborhood is located along the Thika Road, approximately 16 kilometres (9.9 mi), by road, northeast of Nairobi's central business district.[2]


It is thought that the name "Kasarani" originated from a river that flows through the area which has the Kikuyu name "Gathara-ini" River.


Kasarani's population is estimated to be in excess of 200,000, as at March 2015.[citation needed]. The neighborhood is subdivided into various wards, which include Roysambu, Mwiki, Hunters and Warren. Kasarani lies mostly within the Kasarani parliamentary constituency in Nairobi County.[3][4] It borders Juja Constituency in Kiambu county.


Kasarani is home to the Moi International Sports Centre, named after former President Daniel arap Moi. The sports complex has a stadium, gymnasium, swimming pool and hotel. The stadium is used by the Harambee Stars for international matches, and is the home stadium of Mathare United and Tusker F.C. of the Kenyan Premier League.

The indoor arena is used for volleyball, and is the home venue for the Kenya women's national volleyball team.

Notable landmarks[edit]

Kasarani is home to the USIU Africa and Pan African Christian University campuses. The SportView Hotel and Safari Park Hotel are also found here. The area also has the Thika Road Mall (TRM), a shopping complex off the Thika Road highway.

Notable Businesses[edit]

Kasarani is home to many enterprises. Kasarani is served by several shopping mails such as Mountain Mall, Thika Road Mall (TRM) and Garden City. Super Markets within the area include Naivas, Powerstar]] Kassmatt Supermarket. Kasarani Portal, an enterprise listing businesses in Kasarani is located in Seasons Estate.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Google, . "Location of Kasarani At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Downtown Nairobi And Kasarani With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  3. ^ Limo, Lucianne (12 March 2014). "Voter Wants Kasarani MP John Njoroge Chege Removed From Office". The Standard (Kenya). Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  4. ^ Stella Cherono, and Angira Zadock (19 March 2015). "Thugs Raid Kasarani MP Njoroge Chege's Home And Injure Guard". Daily Nation (Nairobi). Retrieved 21 March 2015.

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Coordinates: 01°13′44″S 36°54′16″E / 1.22889°S 36.90444°E / -1.22889; 36.90444