Malaba, Kenya

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For the Ugandan town, see Malaba, Uganda.
For other uses, see Malaba (disambiguation).
Malaba, Kenya
Malaba, Kenya is located in Kenya
Malaba, Kenya
Malaba, Kenya
Location in Kenya
Coordinates: 0°38′20″N 34°15′57″E / 0.63889°N 34.26583°E / 0.63889; 34.26583
Country Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya
Countries Busia County
Elevation 3,870 ft (1,180 m)
Population (1999)
 • Total 7,302

Malaba, Kenya is a town in Busia County, Western Province, on Kenya's western border with Uganda.


The town is located on the main Nairobi-Kampala highway, approximately 477 kilometres (296 mi), by road, west of Nairobi.[1] It sits across the International border with Uganda, adjacent to its similarly named sister town of Malaba, Uganda.

A metre gauge railway also crosses the border at this point. The nearby town of Busia is also a busy border post. A proposed new standard gauge railway from Mombasa would pass through this town. [2]

Malaba was the main town of the defunct Teso District (though not the capital). It had a population of 7,302 according to the 1999 census.[3]

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Coordinates: 00°38′20″N 34°15′57″E / 0.63889°N 34.26583°E / 0.63889; 34.26583