Nanyuki Municipality



Nanyuki Municipality was granted its charter on 22nd March 2023. It covers an area of approximately 17 KM2 (1700 Hectares) with a population of approximately 72,800.


Nanyuki, known as the gateway to the northern Kenya, is situated just north of the Equator (0° 01' North) and lies northwest of Mt. Kenya. It is a cosmopolitan town with an ever-growing population which besides the locals, include settlers, local military men, British Army and an all-year-round presence of guests and tourists. Nanyuki has with time become a hotbed for investors with particularly the real estate market growing exponentially.

Mwisho was Reli, as locals fondly refer to this great town, Nanyuki has for the longest period been a hotspot for vacations and getaways; a popular destination for revelers and holiday seekers. The town which has existed since the pre-colonial days is surrounded by game parks and reserves, world class hotels and the beautiful Mt. Kenya which offers a majestic view. The town is also a proud host of Military men ranging from the Kenya Airforce, Kenya Army and the British Army Training Unit in Kenya (Batuk)


The Municipality of Nanyuki shall, within the boundaries of the Municipality, perform the following functions:

  1. Promotion, regulation and provision of refuse collection and solid waste management services.
  2. Promotion and provision of water and sanitation services and infrastructure (in areas within the Municipality not served by the Water and Sanitation Provider)
  3. Construction and maintenance of urban roads and associated infrastructure.
  4. Construction and maintenance of storm drainage and flood controls.
  5. Construction and maintenance of walkways and other non-motorized transport infrastructure.
  6. Construction and maintenance of recreational parks and green spaces.
  7. Construction and maintenance of street lighting.
  8. Construction, maintenance and regulation of traffic controls and parking facilities.
  9. Construction and maintenance of bus stands and taxi stands.
  10. Regulation of outdoor advertising.
  11. Construction, maintenance and regulation of municipal markets and abattoirs.
  12. Construction and maintenance of fire stations; provision of fire-fighting services, emergency preparedness and disaster management.
  13. Promotion, regulation and provision of municipal sports and cultural activities.
  14. Promotion, regulation and provision of animal control and welfare.
  15. Development and enforcement of municipal plans and development controls.
  16. Municipal administration services (including construction and maintenance of administrative offices)
  17. Promoting and undertaking infrastructural development and services within municipality.
  18. Any other functions as may be delegated by the County Executive Committee Member and provided in the Urban Areas and Cities Act, 2011 and the Urban Areas and Cities (Amendment), Act 2019.


At Nanyuki municipality we take pride in our team of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to ensure growth, development and well-being of our community.


The board is comprised of 9 board members including the CECM and Chief Officer of the department of Lands, infrastructure, housing and urban development who come from diverse professional backgrounds and bring wealth of expertise to their roles.


  1. Oversee the affairs of the Municipality.
  2. Develop or adopt policies, plans, strategies and programmes and set targets for service delivery.
  3. Formulate and implement an integrated development plan.
  4. Control land, land sub-division, land development and zoning by public and private sectors for any purpose, including industry, commerce, markets, shopping and other employment centers, residential areas, recreational areas, parks, entertainment, passenger transport, agriculture, and freight and transit stations within the framework of the spatial and master plans for the Municipality as delegated by the County Government of Laikipia.
  5. Promoting and undertaking infrastructural development and services within Municipality as delegated by the County Government of Laikipia.
  6. Developing and managing schemes, including site development in collaboration with the relevant national and county agencies.
  7. Maintaining a comprehensive database and information system of the administration.
  8. Administering and regulating its internal affairs.
  9. Implementing applicable national and county legislation.
  10. Entring into contracts, partnerships or joint ventures as it may consider necessary for the discharge of its functions;
  11. Monitoring and, where appropriate, regulating municipal services where those services are provided by service providers other than the Board of the Municipality;
  12. Preparing and submitting its annual budget estimates to the relevant County Treasury for consideration and submission to the County Assembly for approval as part of the annual County Appropriation Bill.
  13. Collecting rates, taxes levies, duties, fees and surcharges on fees as delegated by the County Government of Laikipia.
  14. Settling and implementing tariff, rates and tax and debt collection policies as delegated by the County Government of Laikipia.
  15. Monitoring the impact and effectiveness of any services, policies, programs or plans.
  16. Establishing, implementing and monitoring performance management systems.
  17. Promoting a safe and healthy environment.
  18. Facilitating and regulating public transport.
  19. Performing such other functions as delegated by the County Government of Laikipia.


The Municipal Manager - Is the driving force behind Nanyukis strategic development, the manager brings extensive experience in governance. With a passion for sustainable growth, he leads the municipalitys initiatives to create a balanced and thriving urban development.


  1. Act on behalf of the Board of the Municipality-
  1. In ensuring the execution of the directives of the Board of the Municipality.
  2. During all intervals between meetings of the Board of the Municipality.
  1. Prepare and present for approval of the Board of the Municipality, an annual estimate of revenue and expenditure to fund and carry out the programmes and operations of the Board.
  2. Be principally responsible for building and maintain a strong alliance and effective working relationships between the Board of the Municipality and the civil society, private sector and community-based organizations.
  3. Cause to be prepared, transmitted to the Board of the Municipality, and distributed to the public at least an annual report on the activities and accomplishments of the departments and agencies comprising the executive branch of the Municipality.
  4. Act as an ex-officio member of all committees of the Board of the Municipality; and Such other functions as the Board may, by order, confer upon the Municipal Manager.
  5. The Municipal Manager shall be fully responsible for the proper conduct of the executive and administrative work and affairs of the Municipality. The Municipal Manager shall have the power and shall be required to:
  1. Exercise supervision over all departments and agencies of the Municipality and provide for the coordination of their activities.
  2. Enforce the provisions of this Charter, Municipal By-laws, and all applicable laws.
  3. Exercise powers granted to the Municipal Manager in this Charter, By-aws and applicable laws concerning the appointment and removal of certain officers, employees, and members of committees of the Board of the Municipality.
  4. Exercise such other powers as may be prescribed by this Charter, by-laws and applicable laws.

The Municipal Manager must:

  1. Attend all Board of the Municipality meetings unless excused by the Chairperson of the Board or the Board of the Municipality.
  2. Make reports and recommendations to the Board of the Municipality about the needs of the Municipality.
  3. Administer and enforce all Municipality By-laws, resolutions, franchises, leases, contracts, permits, and other Municipality decisions.
  4. Appoint, supervise and remove Municipality employees.
  5. Organize Municipality departments and administrative structure.
  6. Prepare and administer the annual Municipality budget.
  7. Administer Municipality utilities and property.
  8. Encourage and support regional and intergovernmental cooperation.
  9. Promote cooperation among the Board of the Municipality, staff and citizens in developing Municipality policies and building a sense of community.
  10. Perform other duties as directed by the Board of the Municipality.
  11. Delegate duties, but remain responsible for acts of all subordinates.
  12. The Municipal Manager shall have no authority over the Board of the Municipality.
  13. The Municipal Manager shall be entitled to attend meetings of the Board of the Municipality but shall not be entitled to vote.


For inquiries and further information, please contact the Nanyuki Municipalitys office:


P.O BOX: 1271-10400

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: Nanyuki Municipality Offices, Adjacent to the County Assembly of Laikipia.

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