Kajiado is a town in the Rift Valley Province, Kenya
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. The town is located south of Nairobi
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, along the Nairobi – Arusha
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 highway. Kajiado has an urban population of 8128 (1999 census) http://treasury.go.ke/cbs.go.ke/pdf/authority.pdf. Local people are predominantly of the Maasai tribe.

Kajiado is headquarters to the Kajiado District
Kajiado District
Kajiado District is an administrative district in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. It has a population of 406,054 and an area of 21,903 km². The district borders Nairobi city and extends to the Kenya-Tanzania border further south. The district capital is Kajiado.The district is divided into seven...


The name "Kajiado" comes from the word "Orkejuado." Which means "The Long River" in Maasai language. The seasonal river named after the town runs west of the town.

The original name for Kajiado was "Olopurupurana", which means "a round elevation."


Kajiado has a station on the Magadi Soda Railway line which runs from Konza (on the Mombasa line) to Magadi
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. however this line operates limited passenger services, the most convenient way to travel to kajiado from Nairobi is by using a matatu. the matatu stage is located near jack n jill supermarket

External links

  • http://www.kajiado-district-dev-trust.org.uk/kajiado.htm
  • http://www.kajiadochildrenshome.com
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