Ruaka: 15 Places You'll Find Affordable Rental Houses

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I’ll have to admit— Ruaka is not an average neighborhood. Rental houses here are expensive! So if you are on a budget and are looking for a house to rent, where do you look?

I have the answers. This guide is perfect if:

▪ You don’t have Ksh 1,000 to pay an agent (or don’t see the need to).

▪ You want to avoid conmen, 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, 2 and 3 bedroom houses.

Say for example you want a Ksh 8,000 bedsitter. Use this guide to identify the places that have a bedsitter going for Ksh 8,000 or less, then go there and see if there is a vacant one. 

Please note, all prices are in Kenya Shillings (Ksh) per month.


I’ll show you where to get:

          •Single rooms 4,000

          •Bedsitters 7,000

          •1 bedroom 8,000

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Without further ado, let’s dive in. Please note, all prices are in Kenya Shillings (Ksh.) per month.

Rental Houses Along Rosslyn Slaughter Road

Just after Total Energies Rosslyn, take a left turn to join Ruaka Hill Road.

Its a stretch of road that slopes down then up to join Slaughter Road right ahead (see insert).

Rental houses at Ruaka Hill Road

Up the hill on your right you will find:

          •Single rooms 4,000

          •Bedsitters 9,000 ; 10,000

          •1 bedroom 15,000

At the very end, take a right turn.

Rental houses along Slaughter Road Ruaka

Here are the houses located at the start of this very long stretch of road that goes all the way to the Chief’s camp (Kwa Chief).

Rental houses along Slaughter Rd Ruaka

Let’s start with (A):

          •1 bedroom 8,000

Left turn (B):

          •Single rooms 4,500

          •Double rooms 8,000

And (C):

          •1 bedrom 11,000

Rental houses Slaughter Road Ruaka

This area has the largest concentration of single rooms in this area. You will find:

          •Single rooms 4,500 ; 5,000

          •Bedsitters 7,000 ; 8,500

          •1 bedroom 15,000

Proceed a little.

Rental houses Slaughter Ruaka

Here there are:

          •Single rooms 5,000

Than ahead, near the road that branches off to Quickmart.

Rental houses Slaughter Rd Ruaka

These are the houses you’ll find here:

          •Bedsitters 8,500 ; 10,000 ; 12,000

          •1 bedroom 20,000

Right ahead, near California Road.

Rental houses California Slaughter Road Ruaka

Here there are:

          •Bedsitters 10,000


Rental houses in Ruaka Slaughter Road

Here you’ll find:

          •Single rooms 4,500

          •1 bedroom 20,000

Rental houses in Ruaka near Kwa Chief

Let’s start with (A):

          •2 bedroom 18,200

And (B):

          •2 bedroom 20,000

Rental houses near Kwa Chief in Ruaka

Here there are:

          •Bedsitters 8,500

          •1 bedroom 10,000 ; 12,000

          •2 bedroom 15,000

Rental Houses Along Banana Raini Road

Rental houses along Banana Raini Road

Go right ahead until you reach the Nothern Bypass overpass.

Rental houses at Bypass Ruaka

Under the bypass, turn to your left (See insert) next to River Ruaka.

This area is has very many rental houses, all single rooms, apart from  a few bedsitters.  These are their rent prices:

          •Single rooms 5,500

          •Bedsitters 10,000

Proceed along Banana Road and you’ll find an inner road next to Cask Lounge.

Take a left turn.

Rental houses near Ruaka Bypass

Just before PCEA Ruaka, you’ll find:

          •Bedsitters 8,500

          •1 bed 18,000

And after PCEA Ruaka you’ll find:

          •1 bedroom 13,500 ; 15,000 ; 22,000

          •2 bedroom 23,000 ; 25,000

Back to Banana Raini Road, proceed a little. There is a road branching to Kings Feast Assembly Church.

Rental houses near Bypass Ruaka

Take that road and up the hill you’ll find:

          •Bedsitters 7,000 ; 8,000 ; 10,000 ; 11,000

          •1 bedroom 14,000 ; 18,000

          •2 bedroom 13,000

Beyond here, you’ll be heading to Muchatha. Check out Guide to affordable houses in Muchatha.

That’s it. That’s all there is to this guide to rental houses in Ruaka. If this has been helpful, please let me know.