Muchatha, Ruaka in 2024: Affordable Houses, Business Ideas & What to Expect When You Relocate


This is a guide to rental houses in Muchatha, Ruaka.

It’s perfect if you don’t know where to find affordable houses in Muchatha, and you want to avoid getting scammed by fake agents, who are all over.

If this sounds like you, don’t worry. I will show you where to find affordable single rooms, double rooms, bedsitters, 1 (one), 2 (two), and 3 (three) bedroom houses in Muchatha, Ruaka.

I’ll also tell you what businesses are common here.

Say for example you want a Ksh. 8,000 bedsitter. Use this guide to identify the places that have a bedsitter going for Ksh. 8,000 or less, then go there and see if one is vacant. 

Please note that all prices are in Kenya Shillings (Ksh.) per month.


I’ll show you where to find:

          •Single rooms 3,000

          •Double rooms 5,000

          •Bedsitters 6,000

          •1 bedroom 6,500

          •2 bedroom 13,000

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Water availability

You are not likely to experience water challenges in Muchatha.

Most houses get water from boreholes. You may face challenges if your apartment relies on City Council water, which is only available on Mondays.

Food prices

While not as expensive as Ruaka, groceries in Muchatha are still expensive, according to the residents I spoke to.

You can source cheaper foodstuff in Banana Hill market, but it’s also only cheaper on “market days,” two days a week.

Is Muchatha safe?

So far in 2024, yes.

In 2023, there were very many cases of insecurity. Snatching of mobile phones, and breaking into shops were common. Some thieves also jumped over fences to steal items left outside like shoes and clothes.

Other thieves lay flat on empty vibandas along the road to ambush and steal from passers-by.

What residents love about Muchatha

“Cool climate.”

“Green environment.”

“Friendly people.”

“Affordable houses.”

“Not crowded.”

What residents don’t like about Muchatha

“Waves of insecurity.”

“Harassment of businesses by City Council officials.”

“Alcoholism among the youth.”


“Flooding when it rains.”

“The town never grows.”

“It’s boring.”

“Slow businesses.”

Popular businesses

General shops

Green grocery stores


Clothes shops.

All right! Let’s now see where to find affordable houses. We’ll start at Kiambia.

Rental Houses at Kiambia

Rental houses along Kiambia Gathanga Road Muchatha

Take a right turn and follow the tarmac road. As you go uphill on your right there are:

     •Bedsitters 8,000

Proceed until you find a road that branches off on your right.

Rental houses along Kiambia Road Muchatha

At the very beginning, you’ll find:

     •Bedsitters 10,000

Follow the inner road straight to the end. There are:

     •1 bedroom 15,000

Otherwise, scattered in this area you’ll find several single rooms, going for between 4,000-5,000.

Back to Banana Raini Road. Proceed upwards. 

Take a left turn at Datamax Apartments.

Rental houses near Datamax apartments Muchatha

Here you’ll find:

     •Bedsitters 10,700

     •1 bedroom 10,000

     •2 bedroom 13,000

Now for houses at Kamtaro. Take a right turn off Banana Road.

Rental Houses at Kamtaro

Rental houses at Kamtaro Muchatha

At the very beginning of this inner road, there are:

     •1 bedroom 14,000 ; 16,000

Proceed up till the end of the inner road where it branches (see insert).

Rental houses Kamutaro Muchatha

Let’s start with right turn (A):

Follow the road to the end. There are:

     •Double rooms 8,000

     •Bedsitters 9,000

     •1 bedroom 10,000 ; 12,000

And left turn (B)

     •Single rooms 3,000

     •Double rooms 6,000

Back to Banana Raini Road, then go up to Chuma Mbili.

Rental Houses at Chuma Mbili

Rental Houses at Chuma Mbili Muchatha

You’ll find:

     •Bedsitters 8,000 ; 10,500

     •1 bedroom 13,500

     •2 bedroom 16,000

Right ahead just before Club Yolo, take the inner road on the left.

Rental houses in Muchatha near Kenge Kenge

You’ll find:

     •Single rooms 4,000 ; 6,000

     •Bedsitters 10,000

Before you reach the National Oil petrol station, on your right there is a narrow lane.

Rental houses in Muchatha near National Oil

You will find:

     •Double rooms 6,000

     •Bedsitters 8,500

     •1 bedroom 8,000 ; 15,000

Rental Houses near National Oil

Proceed to the inner road beside the Anglican Church of Kenya entrance.

Rental houses in Muchatha near Anglican Church of Kenya

Behind the church, there are:

     •2 bedroom 25,000

Up Banana Road opposite Caritas Bank, the road leading towards Full Gospel Church of Kenya.

Rental houses in Muchatha opposite Caritas Bank

There are several houses here.

     •Bedsitters 6,000 ; 7,000 ; 8,000

     •1 bedroom 10,000 ; 12,000 ; 13,000

     •2 bedroom 15,000

And then for the area around Barabara ya Shule.

Rental Houses along Barabara ya Shule

Rental houses in Muchatha at Barabara ya Shule

On the left side (A):

     •1 bedroom 14,000

And right side (B):

     •Single rooms 3,000 ; 3,500

     •Bedsitters 4,500 ; 5,000

     •1 bedroom 6,500 ; 7,500

     •2 bedroom 16,000

Proceed downwards to Africa Maize Meal. On the opposite side you will find:

     •Double rooms 5,000

     •Bedsitters 6,000

The only downside with this road (Barabara ya Shule) is that it’s too dusty. Passing-by motorbikes and cars make the situation worse, especially early in the morning and late in the evening.

That’s all there is to this guide to rental houses in Muchatha. I hope it has been helpful.

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Lenny is a content producer based in Nairobi, Kenya. A TV Production graduate from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication, KIMC.