Ndenderu: What to Expect When You Relocate

By Lenny Kamwara


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.

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 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, when it comes to 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.

Is Ndenderu safe?

This year 2023, 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 junction as high-risk areas.

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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.