County Overview

 Located in Central Kenya, it borders the following Counties. Laikipia to the North and North East, Nyeri and Murang'a to the East. Kiambu to the South, and Nakuru to the South West and West.


Area: 3,245.3 KM2

Climate/ Weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 2°C to a maximum of 25°C. The rainfall ranges between 700mm and 1,500mm per annum

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (297.3 Km), Gravel surface (323.4 Km), Earth Surface (434.7 Km)

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Ol kalou
Ol jorok



As of 2009 Census


Surface Area

As of 2016


Share of Urban Population

As of 2009 Census


Population Density

As of 2009 Census


Poverty Rate

As of 2016

No data

Some Strengths of Nyandarua County include:

• Natural resources as arable land, forests, wildlife, water

• Tourist Attractions as Eco-tourism, waterfalls, Lake Ol Bolosat, Aberdare ranges

Main Economic Activities include livestock keeping, agro processing, general businesses, Home of Timau Farms

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (471), Secondary (149)


• Enrollment: (149,204)

• Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:42 (Public Schools)


• Enrollment: (25,758)

• Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:22 (Public Schools)


Tertiary: Over 10 (Teacher Training College, Technical Colleges, and Several Commercial Colleges)

Adult Literacy

• Enrollment: (Data Not Available)

Health Facilities: 114 - District Hospitals (1), Sub-District Hospitals (1), Dispensaries (55), Health Centres (8), Medical Clinics (42), Nursing Homes (1), VCT Centres (1), Others (5)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:10,000

Infant Mortality Rates: 45/1000

Under Five Mortality Rates: 42/1000

Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory Tract Infections, Skin Diseases

Notable Hospitals: Nyahururu District, Ol Kalou Sub-District hospitals

County Financial Information

County Fees and Charges

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County Revenue Law Status

Legislation Status
County Trade Licensing Act At the county assembly.
County Property Rating Bill At the county .
County Revenue Administration Bill No At the county assembly.
County Public Participation Bill At the county assembly.
Finance Bill At the county assembly.
Revenue Bill Status for Counties as at 15th May, 2017. Source: Commission for Revenue Allocation.