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Not to be confused with Kiambu County.
Kiambu is located in Kenya
Location of Kiambu
Coordinates: 1°10′S 36°49′E / 1.167°S 36.817°E / -1.167; 36.817Coordinates: 1°10′S 36°49′E / 1.167°S 36.817°E / -1.167; 36.817
Country  Kenya
County Kiambu County
Elevation 1,720 m (5,640 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Metro 88,869[1]
Time zone EAT
Climate Cwb

Kiambu is a town in Kiambu County, Kenya. It has an urban population of 88,869. It is the capital of the Kiambu County, which bounds the northern border of Nairobi.[2] 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's administration is under the County Government of Kiambu, which came into force with the promulgation of Kenya's constitution in 2010. Kiambu is also center of Kiambaa, an administrative division and electoral constituency of Kiambu District.

Kiambu town is now a favoured location for real estate development with projects such as Migaa by Home Afrika and Four Ways Junction.

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.[3] The club's main lounge is in honour of Kenya's first First Lady, also an honorary member of the club, Mama Ngina Kenyatta.