This is a guide to rental houses in Kasarani, Nairobi.
It’s perfect if:
•You don’t know where to find affordable houses in Kasarani.
•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 Kasarani, Nairobi.
Say, for example, you want a Ksh. 10,000 one bedroom. Use this guide to identify the places that have a one bedroom going for Ksh. 10,000 or less, then go there and see if there is a vacant one. Or send a friend to check for you.
Please note, all prices are in Kenya Shillings (Ksh.) per month.
I’ll show you where to find:
•Single rooms 3,100
•Double rooms 6,500
•1 bedroom 8,500
•2 bedroom 13,500
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So how is life in Kasarani?
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 how is it like living here? This is what to expect when you relocate to Kasarani.
The postal code for Kasarani is 00608.
How far is Kasarani from Nairobi CBD?
The distance from Imenti House in Nairobi to Kasarani Equity is 12.4 km.
Where do I board matatu to Kasarani?
The Kasarani matatu stage in Nairobi is located along Tom Mboya Street near Imenti House.
You can also board in downtown Nairobi along Racecourse Road, opposite Nairobi City Council offices.
The bus fares here are cheaper by Ksh. 10-20 compared to what you’ll pay at Imenti House.
But again, the walk to downtown is a significant distance.
Fare from Nairobi CBD to Kasarani
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 how 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 Kasarani.
Traffic jam pain points
The main traffic jam pain points when getting to town are Muthaiga area and Globe roundabout.
Other fares at matatu stage near Kasarani police station
Fare from Kasarani to Mwiki
Fare from Kasarani to Njiru
Fare from Kasarani to Junction
Fare from Kasarani to Kayole
It seems Kasarani has no water problem.
9 out of the 10 people I talked to said they had water throughout.
Yes, some of them said they get supply from Nairobi Water 3 days a week, but then the other days they use water from storage tanks within the building.
Only those in flats with small storage tanks suffer the rest of the days. But then again, they have personal storage tanks to push them through.
Market food prices in Kasarani
7 people out of the 10 I talked to said market food prices in Kasarani are average.
The remaining 3 said they’re high, and they prefer to get their supplies from the nearby Githurai market.
Is Kasarani safe?
And what about unreported cases?
For the unreported cases, I talked to the residents.
Well, apart from those ugly incidents, 7/10 of the people I talked to said the upper Kasarani is safe.
The other 3 talked of bodaboda gangs who snatch mobile phones from passers-by.
While I was collecting views, I noticed police officers on patrol almost every 30 minutes, especially in the evening.
Alright! Let’s dive in.
Places in Kasarani you’ll find affordable rental houses
I’l start this guide at the entrance of Kasarani from Thika Road.
Rental houses near ICIPE
Take a right turn, then just a few meters in, take a left turn where you’ll see very many rental houses.
Well, this is not an area where you’ll find single rooms or bedsitters. It’s mostly 1 and 2-bedroom houses.
In fact, there is only one building with bedsitters on the very end of the inner lane. So expect to find:
•1 bedroom 17,000 ; 18,000 ; 19,000
•2 bedroom 23,000 ; 25,000 ; 35,000
Rental houses opposite Powerstar supermarket
Back to Kasarani-Mwiki road and opposite Powerstar supermarket, there are many houses in this area:
•Double rooms 12,500
•Bedsitters 7,000 ; 8,000
•1 bed 12,000 ; 15,000
•2 bed 20,000
Rental houses near Kasarani Sportsview Hotel
Then on the road leading to Kasarani Sportsview Hotel, you’ll find:
•Bedsitters 8,000 ; 10,000
•1 bedroom 13,000 ; 15,000 ; 18,000
Rental houses behind Equity
These are the houses you’ll find on the road behind Equity:
•1 bedroom 13,000
•2 bedroom 18,000
Rental houses around Seasons
At Seasons, on your left, there is a very long stretch of road that joins Thika Superhighway on the other end.
It is lined with rental houses and if you can’t find a house along it, check the inner lanes on your right or left.
Along it, there are:
•Bedsitters 8,000 ; 10,000
•1 bedroom 16,000
•2 bedrooom 23,000
One more area in Kasarani where you’ll find affordable rental houses is in Mwirigo.
This is how you’ll get to Mwirigo. At Kasamat, take a right turn. You will see a very long straight road that slopes down, then up (See insert).
It takes you to Mwirigo.
Rental houses in Mwirigo
At the end of the road from Kasamat, where the tarmac road ends, is Mwirigo.
Let’s start with the immediate lane that you’ll see (1st Lane). On this lane, you will find:
•Single rooms 3,100 ; 3,500
•Double rooms 6,500
•1 bedroom 8,500 ; 9,000 ; 12,000
•2 bedroom 13,500
The 2nd lane is on the other side, and here you will find:
•Double rooms 8,000
•1 bedroom 15,000
•2 bedroom 20,000 ; 23,000
Definitely, houses here are cheaper. One thing, though, that you need to know about staying in Mwirigo is the distance to the main road, the Kasarani-Mwiki Road.
It took me 10 minutes to walk from Mwirigo, through Kasamat, to the matatu stage at Seasons.
If you don’t want to walk, you can take a bodaboda. They charge Ksh. 50, although some will charge Ksh. 70. Be prepared for this extra expense in your budget.
Alternatively, you can walk to the Stima stage on the other side, although the distance is almost the same.
Well, that’s all I got for you today on this guide to rental houses in upper Kasarani. I hope it has been helpful. Share this with a friend who is looking for a house in Kasarani.
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