You’ve heard of Kite! Kite! But what is Kite Or where is Kite?
Kite in full is Kitengela, a plain in Kenya located in Kajiado county 30km South of Nairobi Town, it is part of the Nairobi metropolitan area. It begun as Kitengela group ranch, made up of 18,292 ha & 214 registered members which was subdivided in 1988 in efforts by the government to encourage private land ownership in pastoral systems, with the aim of intensifying and commercializing livestock production. After subdivisions of the group ranch, fragmentation and sales have continued steady and escalating pace population has more than doubled in the last 10years.
So why is everyone moving to Kitengela?
Residents describe Kitengela as ‘having the best of both worlds’ given its proximity to the city but easy going, slow paced rural feel as well as the friendly collaborative nature of the resident population.
Kitengela is growing quickly and is expanding with a huge influx of middle class Nairobians who have built lovely gated communities i.e., Milimani Homes and Acacia Premier Villas, and businesses in an unprecedented construction boom.
Kitengela boarders the amazing Nairobi National Park. It also has Kitengela game conservator’s area populated with buffaloes, Maasai giraffe, eastern black rhino etc. Near Kitengela town is the Maasai Ostrich Park, a fairly popular tourist destination 7 km off Nairobi city. Who wouldn’t want to live near such a place where you can see the wild in their natural habitat?
Kitengela is a prime location for those who want to invest. It offers affordable land and houses for sale and since the population in the area is growing day in day out it has opened more opportunities for other businesses in the area, so if you are a business person visit Kitengela and decide on what will work best for you because there are many assured opportunities in the area.
Financial institutions and saccos
A lot of financial institutions have flooded the town to finance the constructions, home buyers as well as cater to the soaring middle-class people.
Restaurants and fun places
Kitengela is most famous for its ‘Nyama choma’ a Kenyan delicacy. Within a radius of one kilometer, one is simply spoilt for choice, from eateries with manicured lawns and clean swimming pools, or taverns with heavy, hazy, air from the roasting meat. There are a couple of night clubs in Kitengela. Some of the common restaurants and clubs include GMC, Yukos, Enkare, Pavilion lounge, club 034 a 5-star club nestled in an aeroplane and may more. It also has chicken inn for the chicken and other fast-food lovers.
As population has boomed, so has it wide variety of high-end schools and universities
Some of the schools include; Acacia crest, Orchard school, and Kitengela international.
Some of the universities include; KCA university, Kitengela Institute of Management Studies, East African University
Almost every ‘plot’ in Kitengela has a shop serving residents. In spite of this fact and thanks to growing middle class, big time supermarkets like Eastmatt, Acacia and Naivas have been able to effectively penetrate the market. Residents also get to enjoy fresh produces from the farms like kienyeji veges, fruits, ndumas etc.
Kitengela’s main police station is right on Namanga road just before you enter the town from Nairobi. Many people refer to it as ‘Roadblock’. There is also an AP camp right next to Kitengela open air market so you don’t have to worry about insecurities.
Kitengela relies mostly on road transport and its vast road networks. The area is served by the Nairobi -Namanga highway. The nearest railway station is the Syokimau railway station and is also served by Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. With the construction and completion of Isinya -Pipeline Road, as well as the ongoing construction of the Mlolongo- Waiyaki way expressway, as well as Konza city metropolis nearby, Kitengela is poised to experience even more growth development.
To get to Kitengela
If you are using public means and you are coming from Nairobi Town Centre, board a bus or matatu number 110 from the railways bus terminus or bus station. It’s a 30minutes drive when traffic is clear.
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