Ruiru is an industrial town in Kiambu County, which is connected by both rail and roads. It is located about 30km from the CBD which makes it a convenient residential area for persons working in this area.
Education Facilities in Ruiru:
Zetech University, Kenyatta University Ruiru Campus, Ruiru College of Catering & Management Studies, Ruiru Girls’ High School, Ruiru Boys High School, Ruiru Primary, Peponi School, St Mary Preparatory School and Little Stars Kindergarten.
1. Little Stars Kindergarten
Little Stars Kindergarten is a day care and kindergarten learning institution, located in Membley.
2. Peponi School
Peponi School is an international school offering the British Curriculum.
3. Zetech University
The main campus of Zetech University’s is located along Thika Superhighway in Ruiru, approximately 20km from Nairobi. Courses offered here include Information Technology, Business information Technology, Diploma in Accounting and Finance and Diploma in Purchasing and Supply.
Hospitals in Ruiru:
Ruiru sub-county Hospital, Plainview Hospital, Nazareth Ruiru Hospital, Hopkins Medical Centre, and Transcon Wendo hospital.
1. Ruiru sub-county Hospital
It is a government Level 4 facility located in Ruiru town and it offers both inpatient and outpatient services.
2. Plainsview Hospital
It is located along the Thika Super Highway in Ruiru Town. The Hospital Offers both inpatient, maternity and outpatient services.
3. Nazareth Ruiru Hospital
Nazareth Ruiru Hospital is a mission hospital under the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi. It offers quality and affordable health care services and is located along Alpha Knits Road.
Worship Centres in Ruiru:
Catholic Church, ACK, Mosque, Deliverance Church, Jubilee Evangelist Ministry, PCEA.
1. Deliverance church
It is located along the Thika Superhighway, next the KPLC substation.
2. PCEA Church Ruiru
PCEA Church Ruiru situated along Ruiru Kamiti Road, next to Ruiru Sub-County Market.
Where to get you hair and nails done in Ruiru:
Modern Unisex Salon& Kinyozi, Mash Beauty Salon, Visitors Salon, Acacia Salon, Cejos Salon, Angels Hair Salon, Emys Salon, Peace Kinyozi, Dayspring Salon & Kinyozi, Mogi Executive Kinyozi, and Victory Barber Shop.
1. Modern Unisex Salon & Kinyozi
Modern Unisex Salon & Kinyozi is situated in Cross Range Complex off Ruiru Kamiti Road. It offers quality services to both male and female customers.
2. Angels Hair Salon
Angels Hair Salon is situates opposite Nibs Ruiru Campus. It offers affordable services to its clients.
Investment opportunities in Ruiru:
Ruiru is well equipped with banks, Sacco’s and microfinance such as KCB bank, National Bank, Equity bank, Faith Embassy Sacco, TAI Sacco, and Rafiki Microfinance Bank.
Currently Ruiru Sub- County is under the leadership of Hon. Simon Nganga.
How to get to Ruiru:
One can get to Ruiru via train, bus, matatu or taxi. Bus and matatu Saccos include; Lopha Multipurpose co-operative Society, Nagiru 145 Sacco, Thika Road Transporters Sacco Ltd, and Kenya Mpya among others. Ruiru Main stage is the main matatu terminus from/to Ruiru.
Real estate companies and agencies in Ruiru:
Maor real estate agencies are Fanaka Real Estate Ltd, Urithi housing Co-operative, Regent Homes, Amadi Homes and Hold Kenya Investment Ltd. Other companies include Marketing Masters Ltd, Diverse Real Estate Agency, Afrique Properties Limited, Kenya Real Homes, and Geoscape Global.
1. Urithi housing Co-operative
Urithi housing Co-operative is a principle provider of housing and settlement solutions in Ruiru
2. Fanaka Real Estate Ltd
Fanaka Real Estate Ltd Ruiru Branch is located in Kamakis along the Eastern Bypass. The agency offers affordable real estate solution.
Employment opportunities in Ruiru
Ruiru has several factories such as Devki Steel Mills, Brookside Dairy, Spinners and Spinners Garment, Ruiru Mabati, Ruiru Feeds Ltd, Tatu City, Super Foam Limited, and SmartEdge PASHA Centre, computer manufacturing company and a place where the community surrounding it can acquire computer training for free.
1. Brookside Dairy
Brookside Dairy is situated along Thika Road next to Peponi School. It produces quality milk product and is home for Tuzo, Molo Milk, Ilara and Delamere.
Brookside Dairy offers many job opportunities in marketing, production, distribution, and administration for those around Ruiru.
2. Ruiru Mabati Factory
It is one of the leading manufacturers of roofing products in Kenya, located in Ruiru town. It provides job opportunities to those whose speciality is in manufacturing, production and administration.
3. Tatu City
Tatu city is a both a residential and commercial area with homes, shopping centres, healthcare clinics, schools, entertainment & sport areas, and manufacturing companies. It is an upcoming construction project thus offering a great employment opportunity to construction labourers and those in the manufacturing field.
Recreational Facilities and Hotels in Ruiru subcounty:
Rainbow Hotel, Kamakis, Chartered Klub Place and Restaurant, Destiny Garden, Tree Shade Hotel, Ruiru Golf Course, Titanic Resort, Eastgate Club, The Bliss Bistro, Ruiru Sports Club and Eastbrook Hotel.
1. Rainbow Hotel
Rainbow Hotel is located 500m from the Eastern Bypass. It has around 120 stylish rooms, restaurant, bar for a perfect cocktail, wine or beer, outdoor swimming pool, exclusive fitness facilities and a recreation room for gatherings and events.
2. Ruiru Sports Club
Ruiru Sports Club is situated on Thika Superhighway.
Among the activities offered here include; bowling activities, 18-hole golf course, and tennis activities.
Kamakis is located 3km from Ruiru Town and next to Eastern Bypass. This place is flooded with pubs and ‘nyama choma’.
Where to shop in Ruiru:
Spur mall, Wavemart Supermarket, Quickmart Supermarket, Bidii Supermarket, Justrazic Grocery, Magomano Supermarket, Leestar Supermarket, Ruiru Sub-county market, and Adva Mall.
1. Spur mall
Spur Mall is one of the best places to go shopping around Ruiru. It is a home for hotels such as Verona Hotel, beauty and barber shops, Naivas Supermarket, Bata shop, Klub Laviva & Lounge, Powermax Electricals, and many others.
2. Adva Mall
Adva Mall is a shopping mall located next to Toll Weigh Bridge. It is a home for Lynmatt Supermarket, Elegance Furniture, Twiga Enterprise, Bond Place Restaurant, and Trabuma Transporters Sacco among others.
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This Ruiru Neighborhood Guide is meant for informational purposes; we urge Hao Finder visitors to consult the neighborhoods' or respective public service offices in kenya such as the chief's office or Nyumba Kumi for more information.