County

Nairobi
Location: Borders Kiambu County to the North
Population: 3,138,369
Governor Candidates: 8
Senator Candidates: 3
Women Reps: 5
County Reps: 1
LOCATION

Location: Located in Nairobi Province, it borders the following counties: Kiambu to the North West, North and North East, Machakos to the East and South East, Kajiado to the South, South West and West.

Area (Km 2): 695.1 Km 2

Climate/Weather: The temperature ranges from a minimum of 10ーC to a maximum 24ーC. The rainfall amounts range between 500 mm and 1,500 mm per annum.

Road Network: Data Not Available

Nairobi County

Constituencies
Dagoretti, Kasarani, Starehe, Westlands, Embakasi, Makadara, Langata and Kamukunji
POPULATION

Population: 3,138,369 (Male - 51.1 %, Female - 48.9 %)

Population Density: 4,515 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 8.13 %

Annual Growth Rate: 4.1 %

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (30.3 %), 15-64 years (68.5 %), 65+ years (1.2 %)

Number of Households: 985,016

Government

County Capital: Nairobi Town (proposed)

Number of Constituencies (2010): 8 (Makadara, Kamukunji, Starehe, Langata, Dagoretti, Westlands, Kasarani, Embakasi)

Registered Voters: 1,292,234

Voting History:

1992:        FORD ASILI (LAngata – FORD KENYA)
1997:        DP (Langata – NDP, Westlands - KANU)
2002:        NARC
2007:        PNU (Langata, Westlands - ODM)

Voter Turnout:

Highest:    57% (1992 Elections)
Lowest:        41% (2002 Elections)

National Percentage: 10.2 %

Number of Districts (2009): 4 (Nairobi West, Nairobi East, Nairobi North, Westlands)

Number of Local Authorities (2010): 1 (Nairobi City Council)

Key National Monuments

Key National Monument(s): Jomo Kenyatta Statue, Kimathi Monument, Tom Mboya Statue, Kenya National Museum, Kenya National Archives, President Kenyatta's Mausoleum, Bomb Blast Memorial Park Parliament, Uhuru Gardens

Economics

Poverty Level: 22% (Nairobi District)

Age Dependency Ratio: 100:46

Resources: Wildlife, Livestock, Water, Pasture, Forests, Infrastructure

Tourist Attractions: Nairobi National Park, Nairobi National Museum, Uhuru Gardens, Uhuru Park, City Park, Nairobi Arboretum, Kenya National Archives, Karen Blixen Museum, Ostrich Farm, Giraffe Centre, Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Prof. Murumbi Peace and Memorial Centre

Financial Services: Over 40 Commercial Banks, Over 45 Micro-Finance Institutions

Main Economic Activities/Industries: Industrial production of various Goods in Small, Medium and Large-Scale, Trading, Tourism, Professional Business Services, Commercial Enterprises

Agricultural products: Livestock Products, Poultry Products, Horticulture

CRA Allocation:  9,754,036,101

Education

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (1,241), Secondary (335)

Primary: Enrolment (335,056)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:39 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Enrolment (49,728)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:15 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: Over 60 (Includes Universities, University Satellite Campuses, Youth Polytechnics, Medical Colleges, Teacher Training Colleges, Technical Colleges, Aviation Colleges, Hospitality Colleges, and Commercial Colleges)

Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment; Over 4,700 (Nairobi Province)

Health

Health Facilities: 496 - District Hospitals (3), Referral Hospitals (2), Dispensaries (156), Health Centres (71), Medical Clinics (144), Maternity Homes (14), Health Projects (4), Nursing Homes (21), VCT's (39), Others (42)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:23,000

Potential
  • Holds the largest industrial base in the country

  • Large workforce living in the county ensures that industries are running

  • Headquarters of the UN, promoting influx of foreign exchange

  • Has several cultural attractions such as the museum

  • Home to many financial institutions and other global institutions

  • Has the highest literacy levels

Challenges
  • An influx of people into the county leads to expansion of the population that the current infrastructure cannot handle

  • High standards of living

  • Over-concentration of many of the institutions in the city instead of diversifying into other counties reduces chances of developing other counties

Candidates

  • Timothy Muriuki
    Timothy Muriuki.
  • Evans Kidero
    Evans Kidero.
  • Jimnah Mbaru
    Jimnah Mbaru.
  • Philip Kisia
    Phillip Kisia.
  • Ferdinand Waititu
    Ferdinand Waititu.
  • James Ololo
    James Ololo.
  • Dick Wathika
    Dickson Wathika.
  • Kevin Malinga
    Kevin Malinga.
  • Timothy Muriuki
    Timothy Muriuki.
  • Evans Kidero
    Evans Kidero.
  • Jimnah Mbaru
    Jimnah Mbaru.
  • Philip Kisia
    Phillip Kisia.
  • Ferdinand Waititu
    Ferdinand Waititu.
  • James Ololo
    James Ololo.
  • Dick Wathika
    Dickson Wathika.
  • Kevin Malinga
    Kevin Malinga.

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