Counties

Murang’a

Muranga Ndakaini dam-1

Location: In central Kenya bordering Nyeri County to the North, Nyandarua to the West, Kiambu to the South and Kirinyaga County to the East.

Area (Km 2): 1,798

Climate: Two seasons of rain; temperatures 21 - 35 degrees C

 Road network:

  • Tarmac 159 Km
  • Gravel/Murram 210 Km
  • Earth Surface 509 Km

 

  • Kangema
  • Mathioya
  • Kiharu
  • Kigumo
  • Maragwa
  • Kandara
  • Gitanga

Population: 942,581

  • Male           49%
  • Female        51%

Density: 524 people per Km 2

National percentage: 2.44%

Age distribution:

  • 0-14 Years           30%
  • 15-64 Years         59%
  • over 65 years       11%

Forthall Monument, Mukurwe wa Nyagathanga (Considered the origin of the Kikuyu community)

Some Strengths of Murang’a County include:

  • Natural resources as stone quarry and Aberdare forest
  • Main Economic Activities include agriculture, informal sector, tourism and manufacturing

Potential Minerals: Kaolin

Primary Schools: 500 - Total enrollment 196,650

Enrollment rates:                    

  • Boys 85%
  • Girls 80%

Secondaries 106 - Total enrollment  47,691

Enrollment rates:

  • Boys 38%
  • Girls 38%

Tertiary Institutions 12

  • Include Murang'a Institute of Technology Murang'a Teachers College

Hospitals: 3 District Hospitals and 2 Sub District Hospitals

Number of Doctors: 34

Doctors to Population Ratio: 1:30,000

 

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