Donholm in 2024: Business Ideas & What to Expect When You Relocate


Welcome to Donholm.

If you’re looking for a single room, double room, bedsitter, 1 (one), 2 (two), or 3 (three) bedroom house in Donholm, or you want to put up a business here, this is for you.

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Is Donholm a good place to live?

Let’s take a closer look at Donholm.

How is life in Donholm?

The rent you’ll pay is one piece of the puzzle.

Daily fare, time spent commuting, food prices, water availability, and even security of the area are other factors you should consider.

So what is it like living there? This is what to expect when you relocate to Donholm.

Where is Donholm located in Nairobi?

Donholm is located along Outer Ring Road at the intersection of Jogoo Road and Outer Ring Road.

How far is Donholm from Nairobi?

The distance from Nairobi Ambassadeur matatu stage to ToalEnergies Donholm via Jogoo Road is 8.8 km.

Where do I board matatu to Donholm?

The Donholm matatu stage in Nairobi is located at Ambassadeur.

Fare from Nairobi Town to Donholm

Ksh. 30-50 during off-peak hours

Ksh. 70 during rush hour.

Let’s do the math. If you commute daily to town in the morning and get back in the evening, this is what your budget will look like.

(70×2) x 5 days = 700

700 x 4 weeks = 2,800

In addition to rent, you’ll spend approximately Ksh. 2,800 in fares per month if you decide to live in Donholm.

Traffic jam pain points

The main traffic pain points are the Muthurwa area and Outer Ring Road as you enter Donholm.

Other Fares

Fare from Donholm to Fedha


Fare from Donholm to Pipeline

Ksh. 20

Fare from Donholm to Allsops

Ksh. 50

Fare from Donholm to Cabanas

Ksh. 50

Fare from Donholm to Mlolongo

Ksh. 70

Water availability

The residents I talked to told me they get water from Nairobi Water on Thursdays, through Friday. They wished it could be more days.

Whether you face water challenges in Donholm depends on the size of the building’s water storage tanks or if you have your own water drums.

Food prices

9 of the 10 people I talked to said that food prices in Donholm are average priced.

Is Donholm safe?

And what about unreported cases? I talked to the residents.

9 of the 10 people I talked to said the area is safe.

Why residents love Donholm

“Good security.”

“Accessibility to Nairobi CBD. Many routes to get you there.”

“Affordable food prices.”

“Social amenities like the Greenspan Mall.”

What residents don’t like about Donholm

“Accumulating dirt in the town.”

“Is becoming crowded.”

“Informal structures at town center.”

“Water challenges.”

“Traffic jam on Outer Ring Road.”

Business ideas

If you are thinking of starting a business in Donholn, I’d recommend the following:

Mitumba clothes and shoes

Green grocery store (Kibanda ya soko)

Fast food joint

Salon/nail spa

Wines and spirits

About the author

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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.