is an electoral constituency established in 1988 as a result of the elections
held in that year. It has a strategic location in the Kenyan Central Highlands. The town was established within
the British colonial era and was the
previous headquarters of the
previous Central Province. Despite being one in all the large
cities within the freshly
created Nyeri County, the town features a comparatively little but
vibrant business district thanks
to the actual fact that it’s principally a government administration town. The current state in the constituency with regard to
standards of living is comparatively low since there’s plenty of
food and water as a result of its
significant position in the
The constituency has two institutions of higher learning which are Dedan Kimathi University of
Technology and Karatina University College.
The town is a host to satellite campuses
from the University of Nairobi and Kenyatta University. Just 10.8km from the
town is the National Police Training College. The constituency also boasts of a
medical college, a government school of nursing, 2 engineering school schools
and a number of other non-public and public secondary faculties and primary faculties.
main religion in the town is Christianity with denominations such as Catholic,
Presbyterian, Anglican and Pentecostals including various indigenous
denominations. The minority is comprised of Muslims and Hindus which is mainly
among the younger generation.
most significant employers in the constituency are sectors such as the service
industry and the religious bodies such as the Catholic Church. However, the
Government is the largest formal employer in conjunction with the Local
an international brand has a bottling plant for its products but the
constituency has several coffee, tea, milk processing and packaging factories. This
is just an example of the multiple industrial plants constituted in the town. The
locale of the constituency gives it an edge in farming due to the favorable
weather conditions and fertile areas. Farming in the town mostly applies human labor
and over the years has grown to become the major factor for economic growth
since the residents heavily rely on it for their livelihoods.
is known to have exciting tourist destinations such as the Aberdare and the
Mount Kenya National Parks. The hospitality industry also thrives on its world
class hotels which offer a pleasurable stay whether long term or short term.