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.

ActivityStart DateEnd date
1Improvement of Solid waste management through the Establishment of one waste transfer station, acquisition of 20 skips, 2 skip loaders, 1 backhoe and a Tipper.01/08/201830/08/201948,449,082.68
2Construction of a storey fire station at karuri municipality.01/08/201830/08/201963,430,800.00Download
3Upgrading of 3km Kanjiku-King’othua road to bituminous standards.01/08/201830/08/2019113,227,999.00Download

Karuri Municipality Development Plan

Municipal Annual Urban Investment Plan and Budget - FY 2018/2019

Karuri Municipality AUIP Report 2019 -2020

Municipality Manager

Joel Munga Kuria

Duties and Responsibilities

As provided in the Karuri Municipal Charter, the Urban Areas and Cities Act, 2011 and the Urban Areas and Cities (Amendment) Act, 2019, the Municipal Manager has the following duties and responsibilities: 

  1. Secretary of the Karuri Municipal Board and ex-officio member of the Board
  2. Implementing the decisions and functions of the Board of the Municipality;
  3. Preparing and presenting for approval of the Board of the Municipality an annual estimate of revenue and expenditure to fund and carry out the programmes and operations of the Board;
  4. Being principally responsible for building and maintaining a strong alliance and effective working relationships between the board of the Municipality and the civil society, private sector, and community based organizations;
  5. Causing to be prepared, transmitted to the Board of the Municipality, and distributed to the public at least an annual report on the activities and accomplishments of the departments and agencies comprising the executive branch of the Municipality;
  6. Acting as an ex-officio member of all committees of the Board of the Municipality;
  7. Fully responsible for the proper conduct of the executive and administrative work and affairs of the Municipality.

The Municipal Manager shall have the power and shall be required to:

  1. Exercise supervision over all departments and agencies of the Municipality and provide for the coordination of their activities;
  2. Enforce the provisions of this Charter, Municipal By-laws, and all applicable laws;
  3. Exercise powers granted to the Municipal Manager in this Charter, By-laws and applicable laws concerning the appointment and removal of certain officers, employees, and members of committees of the Board of the Municipality;

Karuri Municipality

Physical Office Address;
Kiambaa SubCounty Offices
Near Senior Chief Koinange High School


Stephen Mbugua Karanja