Welcome to Ruiru, the industrial town.
The industries located here include:
•Spinners and Spinners
•Devki Steel Mills
I couldn’t help but notice Ruiru town center resembles Nyeri town. For a moment, I thought I was in Nyeri! I don’t know why they look so similar, but maybe it’s because these two towns are agemates (developed around the same time).
By the way, I saw the “Illuminati house of Ruiru,” where nobody has lived for close to 30 years!
There are stories of how, after renting, voices will talk to you at night, telling you to vacate. Stories of how you will find your belongings outside, or find your utensils cleaned. Or food already cooked. Mmmh, okay…
Only one person lives here, the watchman.
I don’t have the picture of the house, just go Google “Illuminati house of Ruiru”. Or read about it here.
How far is Ruiru from Nairobi?
The distance from Odeon Cinema in Nairobi to Ruiru is 23.9 km.
Where do I board matatu to Ruiru?
The Ruiru matatu stage in Nairobi is located at Odeon Cinema.
Is Ruiru in Kiambu County?
Yes, Ruiru is in Kiambu county.
The postal code for Ruiru is 00232.
Where is Ruiru Bypass located?
Riuru Bypass is located at the intersection of Thika Road and Eastern Bypass. When coming from Nairobi through Thika Road, it’s just before you get to Ruiru town center (commonly known as Ruiru Ndani).
Fare from Nairobi CBD to Ruiru
Ksh. 50 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 Ruiru.
Traffic jam pain points
The main traffic jam pain points when heading to Nairobi CBD are Muthaiga area and Globe Roundabout.
Fare from Ruiru to KU/Kahawa Wendani
Fare from Ruiru to Allsops
Fare from Ruiru to Kahawa West
Fare from Ruiru to Marurui
Fare from Ruiru to Ruaka
Fare from Ruiru to Kiambu
Fare from Ruiru to Kikuyu
Fare from Ruiru to Limuru
Fare from Ruiru to Roysambu
Fare from Ruiru to Thika
Fare from Ruiru to Gatundu
Fare from Ruiru to Kibichoi
Fare from Ruiru to Juja
Fare from Ruiru to Githunguri
7 out of the 10 people I talked to said they had no water challenges.
The other 3 said they buy borehole water at Ksh. 5 or 10 per 20-liter jerrican.
Food prices in Ruiru
8/10 people I talked to said that food prices in Ruiru market are average. 2 said they are low.
Verdict: I visited the market, checked the prices and I can confirm food here is cheap.
Is Ruiru safe?
This year 2023, there have been 0 cases of insecurity in Ruiru reported in the media.
And what about unreported cases?
For the unreported cases, I talked to the residents.
Amazingly, 10 out of the 10 people I talked to said Ruiru town is safe! So safe, I was told, it’s almost 4 years since they had cases of insecurity.
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