Mirema Drive in 2024: Affordable Houses, Business Ideas & What to Expect When You Relocate

Mirema Drive, Nairobi

This is a guide to affordable rental houses in Mirema.

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

Say, for example, you want a Ksh 15,000 one-bedroom. Use this guide to identify the places that have a one-bedroom going for Ksh 15,000 or less, then go there and see if there is one that’s 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:

          •Bedsitters 10,000

          •1 bedroom 15,000

          •2 bedroom 18,000

          •3 bedroom 24,000

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Is Mirema a good place to live?

Before we dive into places where you’ll find affordable rental houses, let’s take a closer look at Mirema.

How is life in Mirema?

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

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

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

Where do I board matatu to Mirema?

The Mirema matatu stage in Nairobi is located at Imenti Houses along Tom Mboya Street.

How far is Mirema from Nairobi?

The distance from Imenti House to Mirema is 14.6km.

Where is Mirema located?

Mirema is located on the opposite side of Zimmerman, along Kamiti Road.

You can also access it through the Northern bypass from Marurui/Thome.

Where is Mirema Drive?

Mirema Drive starts at Khetia’s supermarket along Kamiti Road and goes all the way to Northern Bypass in Marurui/Thome.

Fare from Nairobi CBD to Mirema

Ksh. 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 how 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 fare per month if you decide to live in Mirema.

Traffic jam pain points

The main traffic pain points are Muthaiga area, Globe roundabout, and along Kamiti Road after TRM.

There is also usually a traffic jam from Allsops (GSU Headquarters) to Garden City Mall in the evening.

Water availability

Water is NOT a problem in Mirema. The residents I talked to said water is available throughout.

Food prices in Mirema

7 of the 10 residents I talked to along Mirema Drive said food prices here are high.

The other 3 said they’re average-priced.

Is Mirema safe?

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

And what about unreported cases?

For the unreported cases, I talked to the residents.

They said that inside the estate it’s safe. You only need to be careful along Mirema Drive, especially the drop to Zimmerman at night.

Mirema drop to Zimmerman
Mirema drop to Zimmerman

They attributed the cases of theft to the lack of a police station. The nearest police station is in Kasarani. The next nearest one is in Marurui.

Someone also mentioned the theft of car parts.

Why residents love Mirema

“Sherehe (partying).”

“It’s secure inside the estates. You can walk in at 3 a.m.”

“It’s growing so it’s good for business.”

“Proximity to USIU.”

What residents don’t like about Mirema

“Roads are in bad condition. Inside the estate it’s dusty.”

Usherati (bad behaviour).”

“A lot of noise, especially on weekends.”

“Not a good place to raise a family.”

Business ideas

Thinking of starting a business on Mirema Drive?

Mirema Drive is a party hotspot.

Revellers have a wide range of choices, from Attic Lounge, Paris, Alton Lounge, Tessara Bistro, One Percent Lounge, 2liza Gardens, Blow Hub, to Ambience Lounge.

Consider setting up any of the following:

Liquor store



Salon or barber shop


Alright! Let’s dive in.

Places in Mirema you’ll find affordable rental houses

If you’re looking for cheap houses along Mirema Drive, you may be disappointed.

If you can afford a rent of Ks. 20,000 and above, you’ll find splendid houses.

These are the places where you’ll find affordable rental houses:

Rental houses along Mirema Drive

Rental houses in Mirema along Mirema Drive

From Zimmerman, this is the first lane on your right.

Drop all the way down and you will find:

     •1 bedroom 15,000

     •2 bedroom 18,000 ; 20,000

     •3 bedroom 24,000 ; 30,000 ; 37,000

Back to Mirema Drive, proceed to Mirema Springs Estate.

Affordable houses in Mirema Springs Estate

Here you’ll find:

•Bedsitters 10,000 ; 12,000

•1 bedroom 15,000 ; 17,000 ; 18,000 ; 20,000

•2 bedroom 23,000 ; 25,000 ; 30,000

•3 bedroom 35,000 ; 38,000

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.