Yes, Nakuru Is a City

His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta has conferred city status to Nakuru making the Central Rift town Kenya’s 4th City after Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

The Head of State signed and handed over the Instruments of City Conferment to Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui at the rehabilitated Nyayo Gardens.


Ahead of the conferment exercise attended by several national leaders among them former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, the President inaugurated the new Nakuru Disaster Management Centre as well as the rehabilitated Nyayo Gardens.

The Urban Areas and Cities Act seeks to give effect to Article 184 of the Constitution which provides for classification, governance and management of urban areas and cities.

Before classification as a city, urban areas must have infrastructural facilities like roads, street lighting, markets, fire stations, waste disposal and disaster management capacity.

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