Kiambu County

County Headquarters: Kiambu Town

Population

Population: 1,623,282 (2009 Census)

Social

Kikuyu is the dominant tribe

 

Economic

The economic activity of Kiambu county is Agriculture.

Political

The current governor is Ferdinard Waititu

 

Kiambu County Constituencies

It Consists of 12 Constituencies

  • Githunguri
  • Kiambaa
  • Kabete
  • Limuru
  • Lari
  • Gatundu North
  • Gatundu South
  • Ruiru
  • Kikuyu
  • Juja
  • Thika
  • Kiambu

KIAMBU COUNTY

Kiambu County is a county in the former Central Province of Kenya. Its capital is Kiambu and its largest town is Thika. The county is adjacent to the northern border of Nairobi County and has a population of 2,417,735 according to the 2019 census. This makes the county the second most populous after Nairobi.  Its governor is Ferdinand Waititu. The county is 40% rural and 60% urban owing to Nairobi’s consistent growth northwards. Kikuyu are the dominant tribe in the county.

HISTORY

In 2007, Kiambu District was subdivided in two: Kiambu East and Kiambu West. Kiambu West district took Limuru, Lari and Kikuyu divisions, with Limuru as its district capital.

Executive

Ferdinand Waititu is the Governor and his deputy is Dr James Nyoro . He was elected for a five-year term during 2017 general election. Although the capital is Kiambu town, the executive conducts business from Thika town

Legislature

The legislature of Kiambu County is a unicameral County Assembly. It is composed of 60 elected Members of County Assembly (MCA) from the sixty wards of the county and 27 nominated members. The members hold office for a five-year term each, renewable during the general election. The speaker and deputy speaker of the assembly are elected by the MCAs. The county Assembly is located at Kiambu town.

 

Judiciary

Kiambu High Court was established on 20 June 2016.As of 2017, it consists of a one-judge bench. It is temporarily located at Thika waiting for a permanent building to be constructed at Kiambu, the capital.

 

County Administration

The county has a county administrator who is appointed by the President of Kenya. He is not part of the county government but is a representative of the President to assist with matters of administration in the county with regards to the national government.

 

Constituencies/Sub Counties

The county has 12 constituencies/Sub-counties:

 

  1. Githunguri

Githunguri Ward

Githiga Ward

Ikinu Ward

Ngewa Ward

Komothai Ward

  1. Kiambaa

Cianda Ward

Karuri Ward

Ndenderu Ward

Muchatha Ward

Kihara Ward

  1. Kabete

Gitaru Ward

Muguga Ward

Nyathuna Ward

Kabete Ward

Uthiru Ward

  1. Limuru

Bibirioni Ward

Limuru Central Ward

Ndeiya Ward

Limuru East Ward

Ngecha Tigoni Ward

  1. Lari

Kinale Ward

Kijabe Ward

Nyanduma Ward

Kamburu Ward

Lari/Kirenga Ward

  1. Gatundu North

Gituamba Ward

Githobokoni Ward

Chania Ward

Mang’u Ward

  1. Gatundu South

Kiamwangi Ward

Kiganjo Ward

Ndarugo Ward

Ngenda Ward

  1. Ruiru

Gitothua Ward

Biashara Ward

Gatongora Ward

Kahawa/Sukari Ward

Kahawa Wendani Ward

Kiuu Ward

Mwiki Ward

Mwihoko  Ward

  1. Kikuyu

Karai Ward

Nachu Ward

Sigona Ward

Kikuyu Ward

Kinoo Ward

  1. Juja

Murera Ward

Theta Ward

Juja Ward

Witeithie Ward

Kalimoni Ward

11.Thika Town

Township Ward

Kamenu Ward

Hospital Ward

Gatuanyaga Ward

12.Kiambu

Ting’ang’a Ward

Ndumberi  Ward

Riabai Ward

Township Ward

 

 

EDUCATION

  1. PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN KIAMBU

Muirigo primary school

Kangaita primary school

Kairi primary school

Wandui primary school

Ndekei primary school

Nguna primary school

Makwa primary school

Ng’ethu primary school

Mang’u primary school

Igegania primary school

Nyamathumbi  primary school

Karuri primary school

Mutuma primary school

Nyamang’ara  primary school

Kiambu primary school

Thika School for the Blind

Kamenu  primary school

Kisiwa primary school

Karibaribi primary school

  1. HIGH SCHOOLS IN KIAMBU

Kairi Rumwe High school

Kairi boys high school

Igegenia Secondary school

St Paul’s Boys High School

Kiambu High School

St. Anne’s Lioki

Loreto Kiambu

Thika High School

Mang’u High School

St. Francis Girls High School

Alliance High School

Alliance Girls High School

Loreto Kiambu High school

Loreto Limuru High School

Limuru Girls High School

Ruiru High School

Kanunga High School

Mirithu Girls High School

Kijabe High School

Muhoho High School

Maryhill girls high school

Mururia Secondary School

Karinga Girls High

Karuri High School

Muthurwa Girls Secondary School

Senior Chief Koinange Girls Secondary School

Chania Boys High School

3 UNIVERSITIES COLLEGES IN KIAMBU

 

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Kenyatta University

Mt Kenya university

Gretsa University

Umma University

Gakeo College of Business Studies

Jodan College of technology

Thika institute of business studies

Thika technical training institute

Kiambu institute of science and technology

Kabete technical training institute

Uzuri institute

Havard institute

Excel institute

Nairobi Metro

SOURCE:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiambu_County