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Kiambu is surrounded by hilly Kikuyu farmland.

Stories are told that explain the origin of the name Kiambu; one theory suggests that it was derived from a prominent Kikuyu clan known as mbari ya mbuu who used to live next to the current day Kiambu town. Another theory suggests the area used to experience constant showers hence the kikuyu phrase ‘kia mbuu’’ meaning the “place of drizzles.”


Unexploited tourist attraction sites, e.g:

  • Kinare Forest in Lari Constituency
  • Chania Falls and Fourteen Falls in Juja Constituency,
  • Paradise Lost and Mugumo Gardens in Kiambaa Constituency,
  • Mau Mau Caves,
  • Gatamaiyu Fish Camp
  • Historical sites in Gatundu and Githunguri Constituencies

Natural Resources:

  • Arable Land,
  • Forests, Water Falls

Main Economic Activities:

  • Farming,
  • Food Processing-del Monte Company,
  • Manufacturing (leather),
  • Mining (carbacid),
  • Textile (cotton),
    Motor Vehicle Assembly,
  • Wholesale And Retail Trade,
  • Agriculture-pineapples, Tea, Coffee, Wheat, Macadamia Nuts, Poultry, Horticulture, Dairy, Fish

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