Njiru, Nairobi

Coordinates: 01°14′56″S 36°55′39″E / 1.24889°S 36.92750°E / -1.24889; 36.92750
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Njiru is located in Kenya
Location of Njiru in Kenya
Coordinates: 01°14′56″S 36°55′39″E / 1.24889°S 36.92750°E / -1.24889; 36.92750
CountyNairobi City
 • Total4.2 km2 (1.6 sq mi)
 • Total23,173
 • Density5,478/km2 (14,190/sq mi)

Njiru is a neighbourhood in the city of Nairobi. Located within the larger Eastlands area of Nairobi, it is approximately 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) east of the central business district.


Njiru is located approximately 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) east of Nairobi's central business district, straddled by Kangundo Road to the north and south, within the Eastlands area. It was formally part of larger Embakasi division. It borders other neighbourhoods such as Kayole, Ruai, Saika and Mwiki. Electorally, Njiru is placed under Kasarani Constituency; Njiru however, forms part of the larger sub-county of the same name that spans through neighbourhoods as far as from the Outer Ring Road to the farthest east in Kamulu.[2]


Njiru is generally a low-income to medium-income, mixed-use neighbourhood located in Nairobi's Eastlands area. The neighbourhood exhibits characteristics of a medium-density suburb, having a mix of storey buildings as well single-family dwellings.

Njiru Sub-county[edit]

The sub-county borrows its name from the neighbourhood. It is the second largest sub-county after Lang'ata with an area of 129.9 km2 (50.2 sq mi).[1] It borders Embakasi sub-county. It covers eastern to the farthest east area in Nairobi: from Kariobangi South, Dandora, Ruai, Saika, Njiru, parts of Kayole, to Kamulu.[3] The sub-county has a population of 626,482, the highest after Embakasi and Kasarani sub-counties; with a population density of 4,821 square kilometres (1,861 sq mi).[1][2]

The Sub-county is headed by the sub-county administrator, appointed by a County Public Service Board.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Volume I: Population by County and Sub-County". KNBS. p. 250. Retrieved 22 April 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Embakasi and Kasarani most populated areas in Nairobi". The Standard. Retrieved 16 November 2022.
  3. ^ "AWARENESS CAMPAIGN IN NJIRU SUB-COUNTY, NAIROBI". Tree of Life - Africa. 9 September 2022. Retrieved 16 November 2022.
  4. ^ "County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012" (PDF). Law Society of Kenya. p. 39. Retrieved 16 November 2022.