Location: Located in central Kenya, it borders Kirinyaga and Meru to the East, Laikipia to the North, Nyandarua to the west and Muranga to the South.

Area (Km 2): 3,337 Km 2

Population: 693,558

Population Density: 208 people per Km 2

Accessing Nyeri Town. The major routes leading to Nyeri town are:

  • Nairobi -Nyeri route via Karatina.
  • Nairobi -Nyeri route via Othaya.
  • Nakuru-Nyeri route via Nyahururu.
  • Nanyuki -Nyeri route.

Mathira Constituency is one of the Six Constituencies in Nyeri County. It covers a size of 389 km² . The  constituency borders Kieni constituency to the west, Mount Kenya forest to the north, Ndia constituency to the east and Mukurwe-ini constituency to the south.and has a population of 196,294 as per the 2009 Census. The Current are Member of Parliament is Hon. Rigathi Gachagua.

There are  2 Sub counties in Mathira Costituency namely:

Mathira East Sub county constitutes 4 wards:

  • Konyu
  • Magutu
  • Iriani / Mathira
  • Karatina Town







Some Strengths of Nyeri County include:

  • Natural resources as forests, wildlife, minerals (stone, sand, Kaolin), livestock, pasture, water, medicinal plants
  • Tourist Attractions as Mt. Kenya, Mt. Kenya National Park, Aberdare National Park
  • Main Economic Activities include tea, coffee, dairy farming, milk processing farms, maize millers, agriculture such maize, potatoes, cabbage etc. ballast mining

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