Nairobi County

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Nairobi County
Nairobi City Hall
Nairobi City Hall
Flag of Nairobi County
Coat of arms of Nairobi County
Location in Kenya
Location in Kenya
Country Kenya
Formed4 March 2013
CapitalNairobi
Government
 • GovernorAnne Kananu Mwenda
Area
 • Total696 km2 (269 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total4,397,073
 • Density6,300/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Websitenairobi.go.ke

Nairobi County is one of the 47 counties of Kenya. The third smallest yet the most populous of the counties, it is coterminous with the city of Nairobi, which is also the capital and largest city of Kenya.[1]

Nairobi County was founded in 2013 on the same boundaries as Nairobi Province, after Kenya's 8 provinces were subdivided into 47 counties.[2] Since December 21, 2020, County Assembly Speaker Benson Mutura has served as also the acting Governor of Nairobi.[3] This came just three months after the previous Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi resigned as well.[4]

In 2020, president Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta appointed Air Force General Mohamed Badi to head newly-created Nairobi Metropolitan Services.[5] On 15 January 2021, Anne Kananu Mwenda was approved by parliament and sworn in as deputy governor of Nairobi.[6][7]

Constituencies[edit]

The county is composed of 17 Parliamentary constituencies:

Constituency Wards
Westlands Kitisuru · Parklands/Highridge · Kangemi · Karura · Mountain View
Dagoretti North Kilimani · Kawangware · Gatina · Kileleshwa · Kabiro
Dagoretti South Mutu-ini, Ngand'o · Riruta · Uthiru/Ruthimitu · Waithaka
Langata Karen · Nairobi West · Nyayo Highrise · South C
Kibra Laini Saba · Lindi · Makina · Woodley-Kenyatta Golf Course · Sarang'ombe
Roysambu Githurai · Kahawa West · Zimmerman · Roysambu · Kahawa
Kasarani Clay City · Mwiki · Kasarani · Njiru Shopping · Ruai  • Kamulu
Ruaraka Babadogo · Utalii · Mathare North · Lucky Summer · Korogocho
Embakasi South Imara Daima · Kwa Njenga · Kwa Reuben · Pipeline · Kware
Embakasi North Kariobangi North · Dandora Area I · Dandora Area II · Dandora Area III · Dandora Area IV
Embakasi Central Kayole North · Kayole NorthCentral · Kayole South · Komarock · Chokaa  · Matopeni/ Spring Valley
Embakasi East Upper Savanna · Lower Savanna · Embakasi  · Utawala · Mihang'o
Embakasi West Umoja I · Umoja II · Mowlem · Kariobangi South
Makadara Maringo/ Hamza · Viwandani · Harambee · Makongeni
Kamukunji Pumwani · Eastleigh North · Eastleigh South · Airbase · California
Starehe Nairobi Central · Ngara · Pangani · Ziwani/ Kariokor · Landimawe · Nairobi South
Mathare Hospital · Mabatini · Huruma · Ngei · Mlango Kubwa · Kiamaiko

Nairobi Metropolitan[edit]

The Nairobi Metropolitan zone is a metropolitan area within the Greater Nairobi area which consists of 5 out of 47 counties bordering the county the area generates about 60% of the nation's wealth.As of 2022,it is the largest metropolitan area in East and Central Africa.

Nairobi County (red) within Nairobi Metro (green)

[8][9] The counties are:

Area County Area (km2) Population
Census 2019
Cities/Towns/Municipalities in the Counties
Core Nairobi Nairobi County 694.9 4,397,073 Nairobi
Nairobi North Metro Kiambu County 2,449.2 2,417,735 Kiambu, Thika, Limuru, Ruiru, Karuri, Kikuyu
Nairobi N.East Metro Murang'a County 2,325.8 1,056,640 Gatanga, Kandara, Kenol/Kabati, Murang'a
Nairobi South Metro Kajiado County 21,292.7 1,117,840 Kajiado, Olkejuado, Bissil, Ngong, Kitengela, Kiserian, Ongata Rongai
Nairobi East Metro Machakos County 5,952.9 1,421,932 Kangundo -Tala, Machakos, Athi River
Totals Nairobi Metro 32,715.5 10,411,220

Source:Nairobi Metropolitan

Kenya Census 2019

Population[edit]

Nairobi has experienced one of the most rapid growths in urban centers. This is unlikely to slow down any time soon because the population in Kenya increases by an average of about 3%.[1]

Quick statistics[edit]

County workforce

The Nairobi City County Public Service Board (NCPSB) is in-charge of maintaining the county workforce. The board was established as per County Govt Act 2012 Sec 59.

EMPLOYEES FOR NAIROBI COUNTY GOVERNMENT
DEPARTMENT NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
COMPLIANCE, ENFORCEMENT AND DELIVERY 2600
ENVIRONMENT, WATER AND SANITATION 856
HEALTH SERVICES 2974
LANDS, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 1678
ROADS, TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS 1490
TRADE, TOURISM AND COOPETRATIVE DEVELOPMENT 2800
EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS, GENDER AFFAIRS, CULTURE AND SOCIAL SERVICES 1874
FINANCE AND ECONOMIC PLANNING 686
E-SERVICES 400
TOTAL 15358

Urbanisation[edit]

Urbanisation in Nairobi Metro
County
Urbanisation in Nairobi Metro (Percent)
Nairobi County
100
Kiambu County
60.8
Murang'a County
30
Machakos County
61
Kajiado County
41.6
 Kenya Average
32.3

Urbanisation by County within Nairobi Metro

Source: OpenDataKenya

Wealth/poverty level[edit]

Wealth/Poverty Level in Nairobi Metro
County
Poverty Level in Nairobi Metro (Percent)
Kajiado County
11.6
Kiambu County
21.8
Nairobi County
22
Machakos County
59.6
 Kenya Average
45.9

Poverty level by County

Source: OpenDataKenya Worldbank

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History | Nairobi City County". 25 April 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  2. ^ https://www.devolution.go.ke/county-information/[bare URL]
  3. ^ Omulo, Collins (21 December 2020). "Assembly Speaker Benson Mutura sworn in as Acting Nairobi Governor – VIDEO". Nairobi News. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  4. ^ Bonface Otieno (11 August 2020). "Nairobi County Speaker Beatrice Elachi resigns". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  5. ^ Uhuru creates Nairobi metropolitan services office The Standard
  6. ^ "Nairobi Deputy Governor and acting Governor Ann Kananu Mwenda Joins Ten County heads who hosted British High Commissioner to Kenya, Ms Jane Marriott to the Central Region Economic Bloc (CEREB) Governors VIP Lunch at the Aberdare Country Club in Nyeri County. | Nairobi City County". 5 February 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Who is Anne Kananu Mwenda, the new Nairobi deputy governor?". Citizentv.co.ke. 15 January 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  8. ^ http://196.200.27.243:8080/xmlui/bitstream/handle/123456789/111/Nairobi.pdf?sequence=3[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ http://www.nairobimetro.go.ke/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=43&Itemid=90[permanent dead link].

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 1°17′00″S 36°49′00″E / 1.2833°S 36.8167°E / -1.2833; 36.8167