Imara Daima: Places You’ll Find Affordable Rental Houses & What You Should Expect to Find When You Relocate

Imara Daima Kobil area

This is a guide to rental houses in Kobil, Imara Daima.

It’s perfect if you don’t know where to find affordable houses in Imara Daima, 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), and 2 (two) bedroom houses in Kobil, Imara Daima.

Say, for example, you want a Ksh. 5,000 bedsitter. Use this guide to identify the places that have a bedsitter going for Ksh. 5,000 or less, then go there and see if there is one that is vacant. Or send someone to check for you.

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


I’ll show you where to find:

          •Single rooms 4,000

          •Double room 6,000

          •Bedsitters 5,000

          •1 bedroom 9,000

          •2 bedroom 18,000

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Is Imara Daima a good place to live?

Let’s take a closer look at Imara Daima.

How is life in Imara Daima?

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 Imara Daima.

Where is Imara Daima located in Nairobi?

Imara Daima is located along Mombasa Road before you reach City Cabanas.

How far is Imara Daima from Nairobi?

The distance from Bus Station near Afya Center in Nairobi to Imara Daima via Mombasa Road is 10.3 km.

Where do I board matatu to Imara Daima?

The Imara Daima matatu stage in Nairobi is located at Commercial Bus Stop along Accra Road.

You can also board at Bus Station near Afya Center.

Fare from Nairobi CBD to Imara Daima

Ksh. 50 during off-peak hours

Ksh. 80 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.

(80×2) x 5 days = 800

800 x 4 weeks = 3,200

In addition to rent, you’ll spend approximately Ksh. 3,200 in fare per month if you decide to live in Imara Daima.

Traffic jam pain points

If you take the matatu that uses Mombasa Road, you are unlikely to experience traffic jams. Maybe briefly along Uhuru Highway, but from the Nyayo Stadium roundabout, it’s a smooth ride all the way.

Other Fares

Fare from Imara Daima to Mlolongo

Ksh. 30-50

Fare from Imara Daima to Kitengela

Ksh. 50-80

Fare from Imara Daima to Machakos

Ksh. 150-300

Fare from Imara Daima to Utawala

Ksh. 30-70

Fare from Imara Daima to Allsops

Ksh 50

Water availability

6 out of the 10 people I talked to said they had no water challenges.

The other 4 told me they get supply from Nairobi Water just once a week. The other days they buy water. A 20-liter jerrican usually costs them Ksh. 10 or 20.

HINT: Most of the older buildings lack storage tanks and you are likely to have water challenges if you choose to stay in them. Newer buildings have big water tanks and each tenant usually has a metered connection.

Nairobi Water Company has laid new pipes to connect more buildings, but they don’t have water yet.

Food prices in Imara Daima

4/10 people I talked to said that food prices in Kobil Imara Daima are average.

2 said they’re low.

4 said they felt they were high.

They told me one can get cheap market foodstuff in Mukuru Kwa Njenga or Plot 10.

Is Imara Daima safe?

So far in 2024, there have been 0 cases of insecurity in Imara Daima reported in the media.

And what about unreported cases?

For the unreported cases, I talked to the residents.

All 10/10 of the people I talked to agreed Imara Daima Kobil area is SAFE.

The high-risk areas are the surrounding areas: the lower side of Kenya Builders towards Kware, Kware itself, and Mukuru Kwa Njenga.

It’s also advisable to be on the lookout for phone snatchers at the flyover on Mombasa Road.

Places in Imara Daima you’ll find affordable rental houses

Rental houses in Kobil Imara Daima

Kobil Imara Daima

At the footbridge, enter the cabro-paved inner lane, then take the corner.

From here, 3 streets branch on the left side. The fourth street branches from the third one a few steps in.

Cheap rental houses in Imara Daima

Let’s start with the houses you’ll find on the 1ST STREET:

Single rooms 4,000 ; 4,100 ; 4,700

 •Double rooms 6,000

Bedsitters 6,000 ; 7,500 ; 8,000 ; 10,000

1 bedroom 9,000 ; 10,000 ; 10,500 ; 15,000 ; 17,000

Getting to the 2ND STREET, you will find:

Single rooms 4,300 ; 4,500 ; 4,600 ; 5,000

Bedsitters 5,000 ; 5,500 ; 6,000 ; 7,500 ; 8,000 ; 8,500 ; 9,000 ; 10,000

1 bedroom 10,000 ; 12,000 ; 13,000 ; 15,000

And then onto the 3RD STREET:

Single rooms 4,000 ; 4,300 ; 4,500

Bedsitters 7,000 ; 7,500 ; 8,000 ; 12,000

1 bedroom 12,000 ; 13,000 ; 14,000 ; 15,000

2 bedroom 18,000 ; 19,000 ; 22,000

And lastly, on the 4TH STREET, you will find:

Single rooms 4,000

Bedsitters 5,000 ; 5,500 ; 6,500 ; 6,700 ; 7,500 ; 8,000 ; 8,500 ; 10,000

1 bedroom 10,000 ; 13,000 ; 13,500 ; 13,700 ; 14,000 ; 16,000

That is the outlook of the affordable houses you’ll find in Kobil, Imara Daima.

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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.