17 Sub Counties in Nairobi and their County Assembly Wards

Kenya was divided into 47 counties after the promulgation of the 2010 constitution. Each of the 47 counties is further subdivided into sub-counties for efficient service delivery. Among the 47 counties is Nairobi County located in the former Nairobi province. Nairobi County is among the smallest counties in Kenya with an area of 696 km². In this blog, we present the 17 sub-counties in Nairobi County. Additionally, you will get to know the County Assembly Wards in each of the 17 Nairobi sub-counties.

Compared to other counties in Kanya, Nairobi has the highest number of sub-counties at 17. This is because Nairobi County has the highest population in Kenya. According to the 2019 population and housing census, Nairobi has a population of 4.397 million. These sub-counties are headed by sub-county administrators appointed by the County Public Service.

The table below presents the sub-counties in Nairobi County with their respective county assembly wards:

PositionSub-County NameCounty Assembly Wards
1WestlandsKitisuru, Parklands (Highridge), Karura, Kangemi, Mountain View
2RoysambuGithurai, Roysambu, Zimmerman, Kahawa west, Kahawa.
3KasaraniKasarani, Clay City, Mwiki, Njiru, Ruai
4Dagoretti NorthKilimani, Kileleshwa, Kawangware, Gatina, Kabiro
5Dagoretti SouthMutu-Ini, Ngando, Riruta, Uthiru (Ruthimitu), Waithaka
6LangataKaren, South C, Nairobi West, Mugumu-Ini, Nyayo highrise
7KibraGolf Course, Laini Saba, Lindi, Makina, Woodley/Kenyatta, Sarangombe
8RuarakaBaba dogo, Lucky Summer, Mathare North, Utalii, Korogocho
9Embakasi SouthImara Daima, Pipeline, Kwa Njenga, Kwa Reuben, Kware
10Embakasi NorthKariobangi North, Dandora Area I, Dandora Area II, Dandora Area III, Dandora Area IV.
11Embakasi CentralKayole North, Kayole Central, Kayole South, Komarock, Matopeni/Spring Valley
12Embakasi EastUpper Savannah, Lower Savannah, Utawala, Embakasi, Mihango
13Embakasi WestUmoja  I, Umoja II, Mowlem, Kariobangi South, Maringo/Hamza
14KamukunjiAirbase, Eastleigh South, California, Ngara, Nairobi Central
15MakadaraViwandani, Harambee, Makongeni, Pumwani, Eastleigh North
16MathareHuruma, Mabatini, Ngei, Mlango Kubwa, Kiamaiko
17StarehePangani, Ziwani/Kariokor, Landimawe, Nairobi South, Hospital
Sub-Counties in Nairobi

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Sub-Counties in Nairobi Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. How many sub-counties are there in Nairobi County?

Nairobi County has 17 sub-counties, the highest number among all the 47 Counties in Kenya. This is due to the high population in Nairobi.

2. What is the total area of Nairobi County?

Nairobi County covers an area of 696 km2. With this area, Nairobi is the third smallest county in Kenya.

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