Karuri Municipality

Karuri is a municipality in Kiambu County.

It borders the city of Nairobi to the south for about 20 km from Nairobi City, Kikuyu to the west, Limuru Municipal Council to the north and Kiambu Municipal Council to the east. It covers an area of 46 km2. with a population of 129,934 (2009 census[1]).

The council’s main town, Karuri, was established as a meeting center in the pre-colonial era where Kikuyu paramount chiefs would meet for deliberations. The town derives its name from the principal chief Karuri Wa Gakure who would travel from Tuthu in the slopes of Aberdare Range to meet his counterparts like Kinyanjui Gathirimu.