Tharaka Nithi

Chuka University in Tharaka Nithi

Location: Located in Eastern, it borders Meru to the North, Kitui to the East and Embu to the South, South-West and West.

Area (Km 2): 2,639 Km 2

Tharaka Nithi County

  • Nithi
  • Maara
  • Tharaka

Population: 365,330

Population Density: 138 people per Km 2

Some Strengths of Tharaka Nithi County include:

  • Natural resources as Arable land, Sand Quarries, Forests, Wildlife
  • Tourist Attractions as Mutejwa National Reserve
  • Main Economic Activities include Farming, Pastoralism, Gemstones, Sand, Stone quarry

Potential Minerals: Kaolin

Number of Institutions: Primary (152), Secondary (10)

Health Facilities: 25; Hospitals (1)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:21,000


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