Kandara Town Guide
Kandara town is a town in Murang’a County, Central Province in Kenya. Kandara is located 10 kilometres south of Kigumo and 30 kilometres north of Thika.
Kandara Town Climate and Geography
The climate in Kandara is warm and temperate. The rainfall in Kandara is significant, with precipitation even during the driest month. The average annual temperature is 18.9 °C in Kandara. The average annual rainfall is 1231 mm.
The driest month in Kandara is September, with 27 mm of rain. In April, the precipitation reaches its peak with an average of 289 mm.
History of Kandara Town
Kandara is the headquarters of Kandara division, an administrative division. Kandara division has a population of 157,454 (1999 census). Kandara division has the following locations: Gaichanjiru, Ithiru, Kagunduini, Muruka and Ruchu.
The 2010 scraping of administrative structures by passing of new constitution eliminated Maragua and Kandara Districts, merging them into a larger Muranga county.
Kandara town is one of the oldest town in Kenya as it was built during colonial era. the colonialists built it on top of a hill in order to create a good view of “our people”(freedom fighters) approaching it. The current member of parliament is Maina Kamau of PNU party. The former was Mr joshua Toro who was assistant minister of roads and public work.
Economic Activities in Kandara Town
Kandara is an agricultural productive area. It is endowed with coffee and tea plantations. Most of the residents engage in small scale horticultural farming. The horticultural farming is conducted along the numerous river banks in the area.The market days are on Monday and Thursday every week. These are the days when the small scale farmers get an opportunity to sell their produce.
Education Institutions in Kandara Town
Being a developing town, Kandara is quite established in terms of education as it has several schools within it. Some of the schools include:
- Njiris High School
- Ruchu Girls
- Ngararia mix Secondary school.
Kandara Kenya Administration
Kandara which is the headquarters of Kandara Division, has a history of being oldest. Even there is a saying commonly used “old like Kandara Shops on behide”.
Health Facilities in Kandara Town
- Kandara Health Centre
- Kandara Sub County Hospital
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