Sub Counties In Nairobi and county assembly wards

There are 17 sub counties in Nairobi and a total of 85 county assemblies or wards distributed as follows:

Sub Counties In Nairobi : Names and ward distribution


Westlands sub county

Westlands host some of the most prestigious residential locations in the city including Kitisuru.

Westlands Has 5 Wards As Follows:

  • Kitisuru
  • Parklands/Highridge
  • Karura
  • Kangemi
  • Mountain View

Dagoretti North sub county

Dagoretti North neighbors Westlands with Kawangware being one of its most populous areas.

The rest of the 5 wards are as follows:

  • Kilimani
  • Kawangware
  • Gatina
  • Kileleshwa
  • Kabiro

Dagoretti South sub county

Dagoretti south is mostly considered to be outside the city and again has 5 assembly wards as follows:

  • Mutu-Ini
  • Ngando
  • Riruta
  • Uthiru/Ruthimitu
  • Waithaka


Langata sub county

Langata’s most popular figure is perhaps Rt Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga.

Its five 5 wards are:


  • Karen
  • Nairobi West
  • Mugumu-Ini
  • South C
  • Nyayo Highrise


Kibra sub county

Kibra is among the smallest sub counties in Nairobi despite being one of the mostly densely populated.

Kibra has these wards:

  • Laini Saba
  • Lindi
  • Makina
  • Woodley/Kenyatta
  • Golf Course
  • Sarangombe

Roysambu sub county

Roysambu lies about 13 kilometres from Nairobi city’s CBD and is one of the sub counties in Nairobi touching the busy Thika superhighway.

Githurai is in Roysambu sub county.

Roysambu wards are:


  • Githurai
  • Kahawa West
  • Zimmerman
  • Roysambu
  • Kahawa



Kasarani sub county

Kasarani sub county hosts these wards:

  • Clay City
  • Mwiki
  • Kasarani
  • Njiru
  • Ruai



Ruaraka sub county

Among the landmarks in Ruaraka sub county is KCA University, Utalii College, Drive Inn Primary School, and Ruaraka High School.

The sub counties 5 wards are:

  • Baba Dogo
  • Utalii
  • Mathare North
  • Lucky Summer
  • Korogocho


Embakasi South sub county

The majestic Taj Mall is in Embakasi South.

Emabakasi’s wards are:

  • Imara Daima
  • Kwa Njenga
  • Kwa Rueben
  • Pipeline
  • Kware


Embakasi North sub county

The sprawling Dandora dumpsite is located in Embakasi North sub county which has the below-named wards:

  • Kariobangi North
  • Dandora Area I
  • Dandora Area II
  • Dandora Area III
  • Dandora Area IV


Embakasi Central sub county

Kayole is in Embakasi central as is the Komarock estate.


Embakasi Central sub county wards:

  • Kayole North
  • Kayole Central
  • Kayole South
  • Komarock
  • Matopeni/Spring Valley


Embakasi East sub county

The AP training college is in Embakasi east together with the fast-growing savannah estate.

Embakasi East sub county wards:

  • Upper Savannah
  • Lower Savannah
  • Embakasi
  • Utawala
  • Mihango


Embakasi West sub county

The western part of Embakasi division hosts a couple of Nairobi’s oldest residential estates including Umoja.

Embakasi West sub county wards:

  • Umoja I
  • Umoja II
  • Mowlem
  • Kariobangi South
  • Maringo/Hamza



Makadara sub county

Makadala has been represented in parliament by the combative Reuben Ndolo, also a former Kenyan boxer.

Makadara sub county wards:

  • Viwandani
  • Harambee
  • Makongeni
  • Pumwani
  • Eastleigh North


Kamukunji sub county

Kamukunji covers some central and eastern areas of Nairobi county.

Kamukunji sub county wards:

  • Eastleigh South
  • Airbase
  • California
  • Ngara
  • Nairobi Central


Starehe sub county

Nairobi city’s CBD is within the Starehe sub county. The sub county stretches to Pangani and Nairobi south.

Starehe sub county wards:

  • Pangani
  • Ziwani/Kariokor
  • Landimawe
  • Nairobi South
  • Hospital


Mathare sub county

Mathare borders Starehe  and touches part of the Thika superhighway.


Mathare sub county wards:

  • Mabatini
  • Huruma
  • Ngei
  • Mlango Kubwa
  • Kiamaiko


Sub Counties In Nairobi : Frequently Asked Questions

How many sub counties are there in Nairobi?

Like mentioned earlier, there are seventeen (17) sub counties in Nairobi and a total of 85 assembly wards.


Is Kasarani a sub county?

Yes, Kasarani is one of the sub counties in the city and it neighbors Roysambu sub county among others.


Is Ruaraka a sub county?

Sure, Ruaraka is a sub county and touches sections of Thika super highway and extends all the way to Korogocho.



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