Nyandarua County News
Nyandarua County is located on the northwestern part of the Central Province, west of the Aberdare Ranges. It is characterised by high horticultural productivity involving the small-scale farms. The bordering counties are 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.
Nyandarua County has a huge agricultural potential due to the adjacent Aberdare ranges, a rich water tower that supplies the County Rivers throughout the year. The county has had long years of challenges involving the accessibility but the new Dundori-Ol-Kalou-Njabini road has eased the problem.
The road passes through Ndundori, Tumaini, Ol Kalou, Wanjohi and Miharati in Nyandarua Central and Kipipiri districts, passing through Mawingu, Ndunyu Njeru and Engineer in North Kinangop. It connects to the old tarmac road that runs from Fly Over area on the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway at the Njabi-ini Trading Centre in South Kinagop.
Nyandarua County Wards
Kinangop Sub County – Engineer, Gathara, North Kinangop, Murungaru, Njabini/Kibiru, Nyakio, Magumu, Githabai
Kipipiri Sub County – Wanjohi, Kipipiri, Geta, Githioro
ol Joro Orok Sub County – Gathanji, Gatimu, Weru, Charagita
Ndaragwa Sub County – Leshau/Pondo, Kiriita, Central, Shamata
Ol Kalou Sub County – Karau, Kanjuire Ridge,Milangine, Kaimbaga, Rurii
Nyandarua County Jobs opportunities for all qualified personnel and those who would wish to work with Nyandarua County government. Jobs in Nyandarua County are posted on the county website.
Jobs in Nyandarua County are awarded in a free, fair and transparency manner in the need to fight corruption in the country.
Nyandarua County Tenders
Nyandarua county tenders are awarded in a free, fair and transparency manner in the need to fight corruption in the country.
To access tenders in Nyandarua county click the link: http://www.nyandarua.go.ke/tender-notices/ for the latest job opportunities in the county.
Nyandarua County Governor and Deputy Governor
The current governor of Nyandarua County is Hon. Waithaka Mwangi Kirika and the deputy governor is Hon. Daniel Waithaka Mwangi.
Constituencies in Nyandarua County
- Kipipiri Constituency
- Ol-Kalou Constituency
- Ol-Jorok Constituency
- Ndaragua Constituency
Facts About Nyandarua County
Nyandarua County is 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 (Km 2): 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)
Key National Monument(s): Aberdare Ranges
Nyandarua County Population
Population: 596,268 (Male – 49 %, Female – 51 %)
Population Density: 184 people per Km2
National Percentage: 1.54 %
Annual Growth Rate: 3.3%
Age Distribution: 0-14 years (43.1 %), 15-64 years (52.5 %), 65+ years (4.4 %)
Number of Households: 143,879
Nyandarua County Government
County Capital: Ol Kalou (Proposed)
Number of Constituencies (2010): 4 (Kinangop, Kipipiri, Ol Kalou, Ndaragwa)
Registered Voters: 239,970
National percentage: 1.9 %
Number of Districts (2010): 2 (Nyandarua North, Nyandarua South)
Number of Local Authorities (2010): 2 (Ol Kalou Town Council and Nyandarua County Council)
Economy of Nyandarua County
Poverty Level: 46.3%
Age Dependency Ratio: 100:91
Resources: Arable Land, Forests, Water, Wildlife
Tourist Attractions: Eco-tourism, Waterfalls, Lake Ol Bolossat, Aberdare Ranges
Financial Services: 4 Commercial Banks, 4 Micro-Finance Institutions
Main Economic Activities/industries: Livestock Keeping, Agro-Processing, Commercial businesses
Agricultural products: Maize, Beans, Potatoes, Cabbages, Peas, Dairy Products, Fruits
Education in Nyandarua County
Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (471), Secondary (149)
Primary: Enrolment (149,204)
Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 42 (Public Schools)
Secondary: Enrolment (25,758)
Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:22 (Public Schools)
Tertiary: Over 10 (Teacher Training College, Technical Colleges, and Several Commercial Colleges)
Adult Literacy Classes: Enrolment (Data Not Available)
Health in Nyandarua County
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
Nyandarua County Contacts
County Goverment Of Nyandarua
P.O BOX 701-20303,OL’ KALOU
Telefax:+25420 266 0859