About Ruiru

by | Apr 6, 2022

Where is Ruiru Located?

Ruiru is located about 20 kilometers away from Nairobi’s Central Business District, towards the northeast.

In which ward, constituency, and county is Ruiru?

Ruiru is a constituency inside Kiambu County.

It has a total of 8 county assembly wards.

How big is Ruiru and what is the population?

Ruiru covers 292 square kilometers.

Ruiru Constituency has a population of 490,120 as of 2019, according to the Kenya population census that year.

What is the Postal Code for Ruiru?

The postal code for Ruiru is 00232

What climate does the Ruiru region experience?

Ruiru’s climate type is classified as tropical savanna climate, specifically characterized as generally warm, mild, and temperate.

The temperature averages 23° with precipitation even on the driest months.

Rain falls for 213.5 days a year, and the driest month is January.

What types of houses can be found in Ruiru?

Ruiru has multiple townhouses, detached duplexes, detached bungalows, terraced duplexes, and maisonettes in gated communities within the area.

Ruiru also has apartments buildings with homes of different sizes.

Are houses available for sale or rent?

Houses in Ruiru are available for rent as well as for sale.

What Sizes are the Houses in Ruiru?

Ruiru has large bungalows with as many as five bedrooms, built within spacious compounds that also have staff quarters.

It also has maisonettes in estates with parking spaces and backyards for children to play in.

Smaller houses are available like in the case of one bedroom and two bedroom apartments in flats.

How is the security situation in Ruiru?

Ruiru was considered a relatively safe area to live in, but has since witnessed an increase in various crimes.

This has been attributed to the growing population density as well as the accessibility of the area, seeing as it is located along the Thika Super Highway.

Crimes on the increase include fraud, murder, human as well as drug trafficking and the production of counterfeit goods.

Where do Ruiru residents get water?

Ruiru residents get their water from the Ruiru River, which is treated at the Jacaranda Water Treatment Plant and the Kibendera Water Treatment Plant.

How is the consistency of water supply in Ruiru?

Ruiru and its environs experience water shortages as a result of the high demand attributed to population increase in the area.

The current water treatment plants also have low capacity, and water distribution has to be managed to cater for multiple residents.

What water companies are in Ruiru?

The Ruiru-Juja Water and Sewerage Company is in charge of water treatment, supply, and distribution in the Ruiru area as well as in Juja.

Who is Ruiru’s main supplier of electricity?

Ruiru’s main supplier of electricity is the Kenya Power company.

How consistent are blackouts in Ruiru?

Power blackouts in Ruiru occur whenever there seems scheduled interruptions by the Kenya Power company. These interruptions are typically communicated in advance.

What types of schools are closely accessible to residents in Ruiru?

Kindergarten Schools in Ruiru

  • Little Stars Kindergarten – Membley
  • Spleng School & Kindergarten
  • Blooming Tots Kindergarten
  • Noni’s Kindergarten and Day Care
  • Angels of Mercy – Olive Branch Kindergarten
  • Jawabu Kindergarten

Primary Schools in Ruiru

  • Ruiru Primary School
  • St. George Academy Primary School
  • Matopeni Primary School
  • Thome Primary School
  • Ruiru Progressive Primary School
  • St. Paul’s Junior Academy Primary School

Which hospitals are Located in Ruiru?

Private hospitals in Ruiru

  • Plainsview Hospital Ruiru
  • Ruiru Hospital Limited
  • Murera Lifezone Clinic
  • Transcon Wendo Hospital Ruiru
  • Genus Ruiru Family Hospital
  • The Lifeline Group of Hospitals – Membley

Public Hospitals in Ruiru

  • Ruiru Sub-County Hospital
  • Kimbo Health Centre
  • GK Prison Dispensary (Ruiru)
  • Marurui Community Hospital
  • Githunguri Dispensary
  • Kibichoi Health Centre

Missionary Hospitals in Ruiru

  • Kalimoni Mission Hospital
  • Nazareth Ruiru Hospital
  • Neema Hospital
  • Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital
  • St. Scholastica Uzima Hospital
  • Arise Hospital

Which Gyms are available in Ruiru?

  • Ruiru Gym and Aerobics
  • ShapeFit Fitness Center Ruiru
  • Kings Fitness & Recreational Centre
  • Galaxy Gym and Health Club
  • Evolve Fitness
  • P23 Gym

Which Spas are available in Ruiru?

  • Rainbow Ruiru Resort
  • Ruiru Massage Parlor
  • Necla Beauty and Spa
  • Monics Barbershop and Spa
  • Elikel Barber & Health Spa
  • Saliz Barber Shop & Spa

What Chemists and Pharmacies are Located in Ruiru?

  • Top Pharm Chemist Ruiru
  • Shikamoo Medical Center & Shikamed Pharmacy
  • Brooks Pharmacy
  • Samphil Chemist
  • Kenaga Chemist
  • Pona – Med Pharmacy

What Garages operate in Ruiru?

  • Great Fix Auto Garage
  • Kineticar Auto Garage Ltd
  • Ruiru Garage Center
  • Excellent Group Garage Limited
  • Top Quality Motors Limited
  • Junction Garage Bypass

Which Car wash joints operate in Ruiru?

  • Don’s Carwash Ruiru
  • AutoKleen Car Wash
  • Berachot Car & Engine Wash
  • Fraternity Car Wash Ruiru OJ
  • Shalom Car Wash & Carpet Cleaning
  • Star Car Wash & Auto Services

Where can you shop for food items in Ruiru?

  • Naivas Supermarket-Spurmall
  • Drop n Shop Supermarket
  • Leestar Supermarket
  • Quick Mart Ruiru
  • Powerstar Supermarket
  • Kapu Foods

Household Items Shopping Centers in Ruiru

  • Ebenezer Shopping Center
  • KIMBO Shopping center
  • Spur Mall
  • Toll Station Shopping Center
  • Mazeras Centre Ruiru
  • Viwaki Hardware & Electrical Goods

Which Communication Network providers are accessible in Ruiru?

  • Safaricom
  • Airtel
  • Telkom
  • Jamii Telecommunication Limited
  • MTN Business Limited
  • Liquid Telecommunications Limited

Which Internet and office network providers are available in Ruiru?

  • Express Data Networks
  • Nyagiteq SuperNET Solutions.
  • Edgetel
  • Echo Broadband
  • Aptified Global Networks
  • Seiyefa Digital Concept