Kahawa Wendani in 2024: Affordable Houses, Business Ideas & What to Expect When You Relocate

Kahawa Wendani

This is a guide to rental houses in Kahawa Wendani.

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 Kahawa Wendani.

Say, for example, you want a Ksh. 6,000 bedsitter. Use this guide to identify the places that have a bedsitter going for Ksh. 6,000 or less, then go there and see if one is vacant. Or send a friend 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 rooms 6,000

          •Bedsitters 5,500

          •1 bedroom 7,000

          •2 bedroom 12,000

Is Kahawa Wendani a good place to live?

Let’s take a closer look at Kahawa Wendani.

How is life in Kahawa Wendani?

The house rent you’ll pay here 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 Kahawa Wendani.

Where is Kahawa Wendani located in Nairobi?

Kahawa Wendani is located after Githurai and before Kahawa Sukari and Kenyatta University main campus along Thika Road.

How far is Kahawa Wendani from Nairobi?

The distance from Odeon Cinema in Nairobi to Kahawa Wendani stage is 16.1 km.

Is Kahawa Wendani in Kiambu county?

Yes, Kahawa Wendani is in Kiambu county.

Where do I board matatu to Kahawa Wendani?

The Kahawa Wendani stage in Nairobi is located at Odeon Cinema.

Fare from Nairobi CBD to Kahawa Wendani

Ksh. 50-60  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 fares per month if you decide to live in Kahawa Wendani.

Traffic jam pain points

The main traffic jam pain points are at Muthaiga/Pangani area and the Globe roundabout.

In the evening, it’s the area from Allsops (GSU Headquarters) to Garden City Mall, as motorists avoid the service lane to Roasters.

Water availability

8 out of the 10 people I talked to said they had no water challenges. On days without supply from Kiambu Water, they get it from boreholes.

Interestingly, even the other 2 who complained about water challenges said they get supply 3 days a week. Compared to areas I’ve visited where they get water only once a week, 3 days seems reasonable. I’m just saying.

Food prices in Kahawa Wendani

7/10 people I talked to said that food in Kahawa Wendani is average-priced. It’s not a wonder because Githurai market is located just about a kilometer away.

The other 3 felt they’re usually high.

Is Kahawa Wendani safe?

And what about unreported cases?

For the unreported cases, I talked to the residents.

6/10 of the people I talked to said Kahawa Wendani is safe.

The other 4 identified Mama Land Road as unsafe. There have been muggings by armed thieves and even murder along this road.

Another high-risk area in Kahawa Wendani is along Thika Road. Gangs use bodaboda to snatch mobile phones from unsuspecting passers-by.

Business ideas

Thinking of starting a business in Kahawa Wendani? Think of one of the following:

•Boutique or thrift shop

•Food joint

•Wines and spirits

•Water refill

•Salon or beauty shop

What residents love about Kahawa Wendani

“It’s peaceful.”

“Ideal for a family setup.”

“High population is good for businesses.”

What residents don’t like about Kahawa Wendani

“Expensive house rent.”

“Dusty, uneven feeder roads. Also muddy when it rains.”

“Alcoholism and joblessness among the youth.”

“Lack of fresh water.”

All right! Let’s now dive in to rental houses.

Places in Kahawa Wendani you’ll find affordable rental houses

There is one main road in Kahawa Wendani that runs from Magunas Supermarket, down to the river. Other roads branch from it.

We’ll start with the road after the police station. You’ll see a KPLC transformer at the entrance.

Rental houses in Kahawa Wendani near Wendani police station

On this road you’ll find:

     •Single rooms 5,600

     •Bedsitters 7,000 ; 7,500 ; 7750 ; 8,500

     •1 bedroom 10,000 ; 10,500 ; 11,000 ; 14,000

Get to the next road after this.

Cheap rental houses in Kahawa Wendani

Here you will find:

     •Bedsitters 6,000 ; 6,800 ; 7,000

     •1 bedroom 13,000 ; 14,000

     •2 bedroom 17,000

Let’s get to Mama Land Road.

Affordable houses in Kahawa Wendani along Mama Land Rd

Follow this road to almost the end.

Cheap rental houses in Kahawa Wendani near Social Hall

You will get to a lane on the right side that leads to Kahawa Wendani Social Hall. You will find:

     •Single rooms 4,500

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

     •1 bedroom 10,000 ; 12,000

     •2 bedroom 17,000

A few steps ahead there is a second lane still on the right side (Opposite P.C.E.A Church). There are:

     •Single rooms 4,000 ; 4,500

     •Double rooms 6,000

     •Bedsitters 6,500

     •1 bedroom 9,000 ; 10,000

Back to the main road. Proceed a little.

Affordable houses in Kahawa Wendani

At this place, on your left, there are:

     •Bedsitters 5,500 ; 6,000

     •1 bedroom 7,000

     •2 bedroom 12,000 ; 15,000

Rental houses in Kahawa Wendani near Deliverance Church

This is the road leading to the Deliverance Church. Along it you will find:

     •Bedsitters 6,500 ; 7,000 ; 7,700

     •1 bedroom 10,000 ; 13,000

     •2 bedroom 18,000

Drop to the area just before you cross the river.

Rental houses in Kahawa Wendani near the river

Enter the lane on your left. Here you will find:

     •Bedsitters 6,5000 ; 7,500

     •1 bedroom 8,500 ; 9,000 ; 13,000

     •2 bedroom 12,000

That’s what I have for you today in this guide to affordable houses in Kahawa Wendani. Share this post with a friend who is searching for a rental house in Kahawa Wendani.

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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.