Kikuyu Municipality

Kikuyu is a municipality in Kiambu CountyKenya, which grew from a settlement of colonial missionaries. The town is located about 20 km (12 mi) northwest of central Nairobi. It is about 20 minutes from Nairobi via a number of routes, including a dual carriage road, and has a railway station on the Mombasa – Malaba Railway Line. The town is named after the Kĩkũyũ people, the major ethnicity that settled in the area. As of 2009 the total population is 233,231. Due to its geology and rich soil texture, the chief activities are livestock and crop farming. With the recent completion of the Southern Bypass that connects Mombasa to Nairobi via Kikuyu, the town is poised for greater growth as is the only town on the Bypass. Kikuyu hosts a Sub-County Administration which is the administrative division in Kiambu County.

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ProjectStart DateEnd dateAmount Awarded (kes)
1Proposed upgrading of Wambaa- Wamakima Road (3km) to bituminous standards .01/08/201830/07/2019140,808,322.60Download
2Construction of trunk sewer from ILRI to Mutego and its environs in Kikuyu Municipality.01/08/201830/07/201999,585,138.00Download
3Proposed Tarmacking and lighting of roads in Gikuni Shopping Centre.01/08/201830/07/201986,045,436.00Download
4Construction of Non-Motorized Transport and pedestrian walkways length (Landscaping, Beatification and Greening of public places, Installation of street lighting).01/08/201830/07/201942,911,808.87
5Improvement of 1.5 KM Storm water drainage systems in Kinoo01/08/201830/07/201950,055,100.85Download
6Improvement of access road to Wangige market and drainage channels (1km), improvement of parking and truck loading and offloading bays.01/08/201830/07/201948,670,866.00Download
7Improvement of Solid waste management through the acquisition of 10 skips, 2 skip loaders, I backhoe, 1 Tipper and Establishment of a transfer station.01/08/201830/07/201948,449,082.68

Kikuyu Municipality Development Plan

Kikuyu Municipality Spatial Plan


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

Kikuyu AUIP 2019 -2020

Municipality Manager

Emmaculate Njeri Mwaura

Duties and Responsibilities

As provided in the Kikuyu 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 Kikuyu 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;

Kikuyu Municipality

Physical Office Address;
Kikuyu SubCounty Offices
Near Kikuyu Township Primary School


Richard Ndungu

Vice Chair

Grace Nduta

Municipal Manager

Emmaculate Njeri Mwaura