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Kikuyu is one of the indigenous towns in Kiambu County which grew from the settlement of the colonialist missionaries and the presence of a rail Station. Some of the residents of the area till to date still refer to the town as Shesheni a term coined from the word Station meaning the Railway Station. It is within the County of Kiambu and one of the regions registering fast growth. The town is located about 20km northwest of central Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. Kikuyu hosts a Sub-County Administration which is the administrative division in Kiambu County. In addition, the town also hosts a Magistrate court, Police Station, Sub county Commissioner, Constituency Office, Ministerial department offices like Agriculture, Immigrations and Registration of Persons, Health, Lands and Gender among others. It is about 20 minutes from Nairobi via a number of routes, including a dual carriage road, and it has a railway station on the Mombasa – Malaba Railway Line. With the recent construction and completion of the Southern Bypass that Connects Mombasa road to Nairobi Naivasha Highway at Gitaru Via Kikuyu, the town is poised for greater growth by the fact that it is the only town that is on the Bypass.Transport to the capital and other places is available in form of matatus, minibuses and trains. It is also conveniently served through most Taxi – Cab services with rates averaging Kshs 1800 – 2500 (as of Jan 2016). Many institutions have developed in this town, including a major eye unit hospital, a Christian university, and many primary and secondary schools. Recreational facilities and accommodations include Sigona Golf Club, the Wida Highway Motel, Kari Holiday Retreat Center, and the PCEA Lay Training Center. It has developed into an industrial town that boasts many factories that range from the metallic to the medical sector. Kikuyu is in Central Province. Use our Kenya trip tool to plan your trip to Kikuyu and other destinations in Kenya.
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