Ndenderu in 2024: What You Should Expect to Find When You Relocate


Is Ndenderu a good place to live?

Let’s take a closer look at Ndenderu.

How is life in Ndenderu?

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 Ndenderu.

If you’re looking for a single room, double room, bedsitter, 1 (one), 2 (two), or 3 (three) bedroom house, or you want to put up a business here, this is for you.

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Where is Ndenderu located?

Ndenderu is located along Limuru Road after Ruaka town.

How far is Ndenderu from Nairobi?

The distance from Koja stage in Nairobi to Ndenderu via Limuru Road is 17.5 km.

Where do I board matatu to Ndenderu?

The Ndenderu matatu stage in Nairobi is located at Koja stage.

Fare from Nairobi to Ndenderu

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 fare per month if you decide to live in Ndenderu.

Traffic jam pain points

The main traffic jam pain points are the Globe roundabout, Gigiri (UN) and the entry to Ruaka town at Two Rivers.

Other fares

Fare from Ndenderu to Banana

Ksh. 60. Take a matatu to Ruaka (Ksh. 30), then to Banana (Ksh. 30).

Fare from Ndenderu to Limuru

Ksh. 60

Water availability

There are no water challenges here in Ndenderu. 10 out of the 10 people I talked to said they had water throughout.

Food prices in Ndenderu

Again, for groceries, 10/10 people I talked to said that food prices in Ndenderu are average. Nobody said they’re high, and nobody said they’re low either.

The prices are about to become affordable with the upcoming Ndenderu Market.

Is Ndenderu safe?

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

And what about unreported cases?

For the unreported cases, I talked to the residents.

5/10 of the people I talked to said Ndenderu is safe. The other 5 said there are a few cases of phone theft in the area.

They identified Professor Muiga area and the junction as high-risk areas.

Why residents love Ndenderu

“There is an upcoming marketplace being constructed.”

“No water challenges.”

“The silence. It’s very peaceful.”

“Affordable life.”

What residents don’t like about Ndenderu

“There’s no footbridge. People get knocked down by speeding vehicles. It’s risky for school-going children.”

“Lack of a direct link from the roundabout to Ndenderu marketplace for people coming from Limuru. They have to turn at the underpass at Gabro. Most prefer to proceed to Ruaka. Those are lost business opportunities.”

“Alcoholism among the youth.”

“Lack of job opportunities.”

“Very old houses at the town center.”

“Very slow growth of the town.”

“The natives rarely intermarry.”

“Dusty inner roads, muddy when it rains.”

Business ideas

Thinking of setting up a business in Ndenderu? Think of the following:

Grocery store

Small retail shop


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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.