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Nairobi City County
Nairobi City Hall
Nairobi City Hall
Flag of Nairobi City County
Coat of arms of Nairobi City County
Location in Kenya
Location in Kenya
Country Kenya
Formed4 March 2013
 • GovernorSakaja Johnson
 • SenatorEdwin Sifuna
 • County Woman RepresentativeEsther Passaris
 • Total696 km2 (269 sq mi)
 • Total4,397,073
 • Density6,300/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Nairobi City County is one of the 47 counties of Kenya. The third smallest yet the most populous of the counties; it also serves as the capital city of Kenya. “Nairobi” comes from a Maasai phrase ‘Enkare Nyrobi’, which means “cool water” and this county boasts of beautiful places to visit and adventure such as the Nairobi National Park which is the only park in the world located within a city as well as some of the magnificent skyscrapers that are a huge part of the beauty of this county.

Nairobi City County was founded after 2010 on the same boundaries as the then consolidated district-province of Nairobi; Kenya's eight provinces were sub-divided into forty seven Counties of Kenya by the Constitution of Kenya, based on the forty seven districts that were established prior to the year 1992. To date, the county has had four governors who have worked hard to carry the vision of the county in making it "The City of Choice to invest, work and live in." by providing affordable, accessible and sustainable quality services, enhancing community participation and creating a secure climate for political, social and economic development through the commitment of a motivated and dedicated team.

On 25 August 2022 after the general elections in Kenya, Johnson Sakaja was sworn-in as the fourth Governor of Nairobi County.[1]


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

See also


  1. ^ "Sakaja sworn in as the 4th Governor of Nairobi City County. | Nairobi City County". 25 August 2022. Retrieved 27 August 2022.

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