Kiambu County is located in the Central highlands close to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, with Ferdinand Waititu being the governor.  It is a leading innovative commercial hub with the likes of Tatu city and high end schools like Nova Pioneer. It’s almost considered a suburb of Nairobi. The town is witnessing rapid growth with major road infrastructure and complex real estate developments taking place in the area.

1.Climate and Weather: 

The county enjoys a warm climate with temperatures ranging between 12°C and 18.7°C. The cool climate makes it conducive for farming. June and July rank as the coldest months while January-March and September-October are the hottest months.

2. Economic Activities: 

The County relies mostly on agriculture and industries to sustain its economy. Although majority of residents are small-scale farmers growing tea and coffee, there are several large-scale coffee and tea farms, which are serviced by local industries.

Local tea factories include Kambaa Tea Factory in Githunguri, Gachege Tea Factory, Mataara Tea Factory, Kiambu, Ngorongo Tea Factory, Kagwe Tea Factory in Lari and Mundoro Tea Factory in Gatundu.

3. Attractions and places of Interest: 

The County offers numerous attractions. These include the Mau Mau caves in Kereita Forest in Lari. Paradise Lodge, along Kiambu road, is a breathtaking picnic forest with rich fauna and flora including a grand sight of the epic 14 Falls at River Athi.

The Limuru Viewpoint along the Nakuru-Nairobi highway offers a fantastic view of the Great Rift Valley and antique curio shops. For the golf enthusiast, you will find some legendary golf courses which include Sigona, Ndumberi, Windsor and Kiambu golf clubs.

4. Religion and Traditional Culture: 

Majority of people living in Kiambu county are Christians. Notable among the Christian faith are Presbyterian, Methodist, Catholic, Anglican, Pentecostals and Baptists. A small number of residents subscribe to different faiths including Islam and Hinduism.

The Kikuyu people speak Gikuyu; a language widely spoken across the country even in towns where a majority of people speak Kiswahili. English is primarily used for daily interaction in the education, business and formal sectors.


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This is a deal and a half to the few who want to enjoy investing near Nairobi City. The Jewel is located approximately 20Kms from Nairobi Town and seats between Thika Super Highway and Kiambu Road, 3.2Kms off Ruiru-Kamiti Road. It neighbours the Tatu City and Nova Pioneer.

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