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Kilimani is located in Kenya
Location of Kilimani, Nairobi in Kenya
Coordinates: 01°17′06″S 36°47′12″E / 1.28500°S 36.78667°E / -1.28500; 36.78667Coordinates: 01°17′06″S 36°47′12″E / 1.28500°S 36.78667°E / -1.28500; 36.78667
Country Kenya
County Nairobi County
City Nairobi
Elevation 5,600 ft (1,700 m)

Kilimani is an affluent neighborhood in the city of Nairobi, the capital and largest city of Kenya. This administative region belongs to Westlands.[1]


Kilimani is located approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) west of Nairobi's central business district.[2] This is south of Lavington and north of Woodley. The coordinates of the neighborhood are: 01°17'06.0"S, 36°47'12.0"E (Latitude:-1.285000; Longitude:36.786667).[3]


The neighborhood was established as a whites-only residential area by the British colonialists in the mid 20th century. It was not until the 1960s when it was racially integrated.[4] The neighborhood has historically been primarily low-density residential, but since 2000 has become increasingly high-density mixed residential and commercial; both retail and offices.[5]

Points of interest[edit]


State House Nairobi, the official residence of the President of Kenya is located in Kilimani, on State House Road.[6]


(1) Kilimani Primary School, Milimani Primary School, St Hannah's School, St. Nicholas School, St Christophers School, Cavina School are all located in the neighborhood. [1] (2) The Lycée Denis Diderot, the French international school, is in Kilimani. It moved there in 1972.[7] (3) West Nairobi School, a Christian international school, opened in Kilimani in 1996 but moved to Karen in 2000.[8] (4) State House Girls' School is located on the grounds of State House Nairobi.[6]


The headquarters of Sidian Bank are located on Wood Avenue in Kilimani.[9]

Shopping malls

Yaya Centre is a shopping mall with over 100 retail shops.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Google (25 October 2016). "Map Showing the Boundaries of Kilimani Electoral Ward, Nairobi County, Kenya" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  2. ^ (25 October 2016). "Distance between Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Harambee Avenue, City Square, Nairobi County, Kenya and Kilimani, Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya". Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Google (25 October 2016). "The Geographical Coordinates of Kilimani, Nairobi County, Kenya" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Irungu, Houghton (22 October 2014). "Some thoughts on place-based organizing in Kilimani, Kenya". Nairobi: Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Limbe, Lydia (4 July 2013). "Nairobi’s leafy suburbs mutate in office boom". The Standard (Kenya). Nairobi. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Google (25 October 2016). "Location of State House, Nairobi, Kenya" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  7. ^ LDDK (25 October 2016). "About Lycée Denis Diderot (Kenya)" (in French). Nairobi: Lycée Denis Diderot (LDDK). Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  8. ^ West Nairobi School (25 October 2016). "West Nairobi School: School Profile". Nairobi: West Nairobi School. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  9. ^ Kangethe, Kennedy (4 April 2016). "K-Rep formally rebrands to Sidian Bank". Nairobi: 98.4 Capital FM. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  10. ^ Kenya Buzz (25 October 2016). "About Yaya Centre, Kilimani, Nairobi". Nairobi: Retrieved 25 October 2016.