Nyeri County

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Nyeri County
Mount Kenya
Location in Kenya
Location in Kenya
Country Kenya
FormedMarch 4th 2013
CapitalNyeri
Government
 • GovernorMutahi Kahiga
Area
 • Total3,325.0 km2 (1,283.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total759,164[1]
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Websitenyeri.go.ke

Nyeri County is a county located in the central region of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Nyeri.[2] It has a population of 759,164 and an area of 2361 km2. It is currently under the leadership of H.E. Governor Mutahi Kahiga.[3] Other governors who have led this county include Nderitu Gachagua, who passed while receiving treatment in London,[4] Wamathai Samuel Githaiga, and Wahome Gakuru, who died in a road accident at Kabati near Kenol heading towards Thika Super Highway.[5]

People[edit]

The county is located on the southwest flank of Mount Kenya. Local people are predominantly of the Kikuyu ethnicity.

Horse riding as a means of transport in the mountainous area
Historical population
YearPop.±%
1979 486,477—    
1989 607,292+24.8%
1999 661,156+8.9%
2009 693,558+4.9%
2019 759,164+9.5%
source:[6]

Local authorities[edit]

Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Nyeri Municipality 98,908 46,969
Karatina Municipality 6,852 6,852
Othaya Town 21,427 4,108
Nyeri county County 533,969 10,047
* 1999 census. Source: [1]

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

In reference to the 2022 general elections, the 3rd County Assembly was successfully formed. Its members are as follows:

Speaker - Hon. James Gichuhi Mwangi

Deputy Speaker - Hon. Samuel Kariuki Gichuki, MCA Ruring'u Ward

Majority Leader - Hon. James Kanyugo Mwangi, MCA Mahiga Ward

Majority Whip - Hon. Sabastian Mugo Theuri,Majority Whip, MCA Wamagana Ward


Elected MCAs

Name Ward Political Party
Hon. Gathagu Stephen Kigotho Gikondi UDA
Hon. Gichuhi Jackson Kabingu Magutu UDA
Hon. Kagwi Cyrus Ngure Rugi UDA
Hon. Kanyi Patrick Wachira Thegu River IND
Hon. Kawanjiku Njuguna Wanjiku Mweiga Ward UDA
Hon. Kibiru Cyrus Ndiritu Mukurwe-ini Central IND
Hon. Kiragu Simon Mbogo Rware UDA
Hon. Kuruga Margaret Muthoni Kiganjo/Mathari IND
Hon. Mbichi Christopher Wambugu Mwiyogo/Endarasha UDA
Hon. Muriuki Erastus Karanja Ruguru UDA
Hon. Mwangi Johnstone Kamau Mugunda UDA
Hon. Ndagita Anthony Muriithi Maina Kirimukuyu UDA
Hon. Ndaini Julius Kamiri Konyu UDA
Hon. Ndegwa Clement Warutere Gatarakwa UDA
Hon. Njithi Ziporah Wangechi Gatitu Muruguru UDA
Hon. Nyaga Wilfred Wambari Iria-ini UDA
Hon. Taiti Jonah Kamau Kamakwa/Mukaro UDA
Hon. Thuku Meshack Kiruga Chinga UDA
Hon. Wachira Charity Wangui Gakawa UDA
Hon. Wahinya Gibson Kuria Dedan Kimathi UDA
Hon. Wakibia Stanely Ngaru Aguthi/Gaaki IND
Hon. Wambui Patrick Muriithi Kabaru Ward UDA
Hon. Wanderi Eunice Wagaki Karima ANC
Hon. Weru Watson Mburungo Weru UDA[7]


Administrative divisions[edit]

Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Kieni east 83,635 2,643 Naro Moru
Kieni west 68,461 5,017 Mweiga

[Mathira West||...[Kaiyaba]

Mathira east 150,998 6,275 Karatina
Mukurwe-ini 87,447 1,525 Mukurwe-ini Town
Nyeri municipality 101,238 40,497 Nyeri
Othaya 88,291 3,846 Othaya
Tetu 80,100 2,022 [Wamagana]
* 1999 census. Sources: [2], [3],

Constituencies[edit]

The county has six constituencies:

Central Kenya Region[edit]

Urbanisation[edit]

Urbanisation in Central Kenya
County
Urbanisation in Central Kenya (Percent)
Kiambu County
60.8
Nyeri County
54.21
Nyandarua County
18.5
Muranga County
16.3
Kirinyaga County
15.8
 Kenya Average
32.3

Urbanisation by County in Central Kenya

Source: OpenDataKenya

Wealth/poverty level[edit]

Wealth/Poverty Level in Central Kenya
County
Poverty Level in Central Kenya (Percent)
Kirinyaga County
20.0
Muranga County
28.5
Kiambu County
28.9
Nyeri County
19.30
Nyandarua County
46.6
 Kenya Average
45.9

Poverty level by County

Source: OpenDataKenya Worldbank

Education[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I'm not disputing census figures, they are accurate – Governor Kahiga". The Star (Kenya). 5 November 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 February 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Nyawira, Lydia. "Nyeri: Governor Kahiga picks David Kinarire as running mate". The Standard. Retrieved 11 October 2022.
  4. ^ Okumu, Patel. "Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua is dead". The Standard. Retrieved 11 October 2022.
  5. ^ Gichure, Nderitu. "Revealed: Former Nyeri Governor Gakuru's driver did not apply brakes during tragic crash". Standard Entertainment. Retrieved 11 October 2022.
  6. ^ KENYA: Administrative Division population statistics
  7. ^ "3rd Assembly – Nyeri County Assembly". Retrieved 10 November 2022.

Coordinates: 0°25′S 36°57′E / 0.417°S 36.950°E / -0.417; 36.950