Mirema: Places You’ll Find Affordable Rental Houses & What to Expect When You Relocate

By Lenny Kamwara

Mirema, Nairobi

This is a guide to affordable rental houses in Mirema.

It’s perfect if you don’t know where to find affordable houses in Mirema, 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 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 a vacant one. 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:

          •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.

Please note that today’s update on water availability, food prices, and security covers the area along Mirema Drive.

Water availability

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

Food prices in Mirema

4 of the 5 residents I talked to along Mirema Drive said food prices here are high.

1 said they’re average.

Is Mirema safe?

This year 2023, 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.

4 of the 5 people I talked to said Mirema Drive is very insecure.

They told me muggings and stealing in shops are rife here. At night, it’s even worse.

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

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 will be disappointed.

Unless Ksh. 20-30,000+ per month rent is cheap for you.

After going around, I found affordable rental houses here:

Rental houses along Mirema Drive

Rental houses in Mirema along Mirema Drive

This is the first lane on your right along Mirema Drive from Zimmerman.

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

You’ll find cheaper houses in Kasarani, or Maternity Kasarani.

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.