Kerugoya is a town in Kenya
Kenya , officially known as the Republic of Kenya, is a country in East Africa that lies on the equator, with the Indian Ocean to its south-east...

. It is the capital of Kirinyaga District
Kirinyaga District
Kirinyaga District is an administrative district in the Central Province of Kenya. Its capital town is Kerugoya. The district has a population of 457,105 and an area of 1,478 km² .The district has four constituencies:*Mwea Constituency...

of Central Province
Central Province (Kenya)
Kenya's Central Province covers an area of 13,191 km² and is located to north of Nairobi and west of Mt. Kenya. The province had 4,383,743 inhabitants according to the 2009 census...

. Kerugoya is located 10 kilometres east of Karatina
Karatina is a town in Central Province, Kenya. It hosts a municipal council and the headquarters of Mathira East district. Karatina municipality has a total population of 6,852, all classified as urban . Karatina municipality has six electoral wards, all falling in the Mathira Constituency...

 and 40 kilometres west of Embu
Embu, Kenya
Embu is a town located approximately northeast of Nairobi towards Mount Kenya. Embu serves as the provincial headquarters of Eastern Province in Kenya and is also the district headquarters of Embu District. Located on the southeastern slopes of Mount Kenya, the town of Embu has a population of...


Kerugoya forms a local authority together with another township, Kutus. It is known as Kerugoya/Kutus municipality. The municipality has a population of 39,441, of whom 14,056 are classified urban (1999 census ).
The municipality has six wards: Kerugoya Central, Kerugoya North, Kerugoya South, Kutus South, Kutus Central and Nduini. Most of these wards belong to Kerugoya/Kutus Constituency . Kerugoya is also headquarters of Central division of Kirinyaga District.

A famous deaf school Kerugoya School for the Deaf is based in Kerugoya Town.
Others are, Kerugoya Boys High School, Kerugoya Girls High School. others are Kerugoya Good shepherd academy kerugoya St. Joseph Academy and many more.
It is associated as economic hub of the region given the big arable farms held by local farmers: Tea, coffee,and others food stuff are among the crops grown in the upper area,as the region is most suitable for farming. When traveling from Nairobi, the capital city, Kerugoya town is Easily Accessible by use of public service vehicle(or PSV) Vehicles locally known as Matatu and it typically takes about 2hrs of travel at a legal speed limit of 80km/h. Mostly these vehicles are located in Nyamakima and Tearoom. the widely used cartel are as follows, KUKENA, KENYA MPYA Private vehicle etc.

In the recent past a fire tragedy shocked the resident due to its magnitude, and by local reports that alleged, it may have been an arsonist act since the building , which was razed to ashes used to hold avital evidence on post election malpractice by the local election officials and politicians in the disgraced [2007 General Election], between the former MP Karaba, and the current MP ngata Kariuki, who is believed by the former(MP) to have stolen his victory. By-elections have since been held on February 2011 that saw former Mp Daniel Karaba loose his seat to the current Mp honorable Gitari also know by the area residents as Engineer.
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