IntroductionNyeri townis an electoral constituency established in 1988 due to the elections held inthat year.
It has a strategic location in the Kenyan Central Highlands. The town was established withinthe British colonial era and was theprevious headquarters of theprevious Central Province. Despite being one in all the largecities within Nyeri County, the townhas a little but vibrant business community thanks to the actual fact that it’sprincipally a governmentadministration town. The currentstate in the constituency with regard to standards of living is comparativelylow since there’s plenty of food and water as a result of its significantposition in the highlands.EducationThe constituency has two institutions of higher learning which are Dedan Kimathi University ofTechnology and Karatina University College.The town also has satellite campusesfrom the University of Nairobi and Kenyatta University. Just 10.8km from thetown is the National Police Training College.
The constituency has a medical college, a government school of nursing, 2 engineering school and severalother non-public andpublic secondary faculties and primary faculties.ReligionThe main religion in the town is Christianity withdenominations such as Catholic, Presbyterian, Anglican and Pentecostalsincluding various indigenous denominations. The minority is comprised ofMuslims and Hindus which is mainly among the younger generation.EconomyThe significant employers in the constituency are sectorssuch as the service industry and the religious bodies such as the CatholicChurch. However, the Government is the largest formal employer in addition tothe Local Municipality.Coca-Cola an international brand has a bottling plant forits products but the town also has several coffee, tea, milk processing andpackaging factories.
This is just a glimpse into the multiple industrial plantsconstituted in the town. The locale of the constituency gives it an edge infarming due to the favorable weather conditions and fertile areas. Farming donein the constituency mostly applies human labor and has steadily grown to becomethe major factor for economic growth since the residents heavily rely on it fortheir livelihoods.The town is known to have exciting tourist destinationssuch as the Aberdare and the Mount Kenya National Parks. The hospitalityindustry also thrives on its world class hotels which offer a pleasurable staywhether long term or short term.
InfrastructureThesewage framework in the constituency is developing at a decent pace, howeverthe utilization of drench pits, pit lavatories and septic tanks is stillexpansive. The city’s geological framework enables nature and gravity to dealwith the majority of the town’s storm water drainage. Nyeri constituency hasgreat tarmacked roads, however the area and national government are as yetredesigning a large portion of them. Water arrangement and provisions are impressive,with an all-round well appropriated spotless and safe drinking water beingaccessible straight from the tap. Telephoneadministrations, particularly versatile communication, and web administrationsare broadly accessible, progressively reasonable and dependable. Web rates anddata transfer capacity is quickly enhancing following the continuous laying ofa fiber optic link around the town connecting it to seaward submarine links whichare a recent acquisition by the Kenyan government. This has resulted incontinuous growth and improvement and affordability of internet services bymobile operators. Power arrangement and availability in the constituency isadditionally satisfactory, moderate and dependable.