The following is a list of the most populous citiesmunicipalities and towns of Kenya. In Kenya there are only three incorporated cities but there are numerous municipalities and towns with significant urban populations. Two of the cities, Nairobi and Mombasa are cities whose county borders run the same as their city limits, so in a way they could be thought of as City-Counties.

Cities and towns in Kenya

List of cities and towns in Kenya

  • Nairobi, Kenya’s capital and largest city
  • Mombasa, Kenya’s oldest and second largest city
  • Kisumu, Kenya’s third largest city
  • Nakuru, Kenya’s fourth largest city.
  • Eldoret, Kenya’s fifth largest city and largest in the North Region
  • Malindi, the second largest urban centre in the Coastal Region

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The list:

City/ TownStatusPopulationCountyRef
Nairobi MetroMetro6,547,547Nairobi Kajiado
Machakos Kiambu
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1. NairobiCity3,375,000 Nairobi[2]
2. MombasaCity1,500,000 Mombasa[3]
3.KisumuCity1,268,826Kisumu[4]
4.NakuruMunicipality500,000Nakuru[4]
5.EldoretMunicipality400,000Uasin Gishu[4]
6.KehanchaMunicipality256,086Migori[4]
7.RuiruMunicipality238,858Kiambu[4]
8.KikuyuTown Council233,231Kiambu[4]
9.KangundoTalaTown Council218,557Machakos[4]
10.MalindiMunicipality207,253Kilifi[4]
11.NaivashaMunicipality181,966Nakuru[4]
12.KituiMunicipality155,896Kitui[4]
13.MachakosMunicipality150,041Machakos[4]
14.ThikaMunicipality139,853Kiambu[4]
15.Athi River (Mavoko)Municipality139,380Machakos[4]
16.KaruriTown Council129,934Kiambu[4]
17.NyeriMunicipality125,357Nyeri[4]
18.KilifiTown Council122,899Kilifi[4]
19.GarissaTown Council119,696Garissa[4]
20.VihigaMunicipality118,696Vihiga[4]
21.WoteMunicipality116,696Makueni[4]
21.MumiasMunicipality116,358Kakamega[4]
22.BometMunicipality110,963Bomet[4]
23.MoloTown Council107,806Nakuru[4]
24.NgongOther Centre107,188Kajiado[4]
25.KitaleMunicipality106,187Trans-Nzoia[4]
26.LiteinTown Council104,600Kericho[4]
27.LimuruMunicipality104,282Kiambu[4]
28.KerichoMunicipality104,282Kericho[4]
29.KimililiMunicipality94,927Bungoma[4]
30.AwasiOther Centre93,369Kisumu[4]
31.KakamegaMunicipality191,768Kakamega[4]
32.KapsabetMunicipality91,030Nandi[4]
33.MariakaniTown Council89,321Kilifi[4]
34.KiambuMunicipality188,869Kiambu[4]
35.ManderaTown Council87,692Mandera[4]
36.NyamiraTown Council84,239Nyamira[4]
37.MwingiTown Council83,803Kitui[4]
38.KisiiMunicipality183,000Kisii[4]
39.WajirOther Centre82,800Wajir[4]
40.RongoTown Council82,066Migori[4]
41.BungomaMunicipality81,151Bungoma[4]
42.AheroTown Council76,828Kisumu[4]
43.Nandi HillsTown Council73,626Trans-Nzoia[4]
44.MakuyuTown Council71,913Murang’a[4]
45.KapenguriaTown Council71,477West Pokot[4]
46.TavetaTown Council67,505Taita-Taveta
47.NarokTown Council67,505Narok[4]
48.Ol KalouTown Council66,015Nyandarua[4]
49.KakumaOther Centre65,814Turkana[4]
50.WebuyeMunicipality65,280Bungoma[4]
51.MalabaTown Council63,324Busia[4]
52.Mbita PointTown Council62,974Homa Bay[4]
53.UkundaOther Centre62,529Kwale[4]
54.WundanyiOther Centre62,404Taita-Taveta[4]
55.BusiaMunicipality61,715Busia[4]
56.RunyenjesMunicipality61,604Embu[4]
57.MigoriMunicipality100,000MigoriMigori[4]
58.MalavaTown Council60,831Kakamega[4]
59.SunekaTown Council60,730Kisii[4]
60.EmbuMunicipality60,673Embu[4]
61.OgemboTown Council60,289Kisii[4]
62.Homa BayMunicipality59,844Homa Bay[4]
63.LodwarMunicipality58,218Turkana[4]
64.KitengelaOther Centre58,167Kajiado[4]
65.UkwalaTown Council57,081Siaya[4]
66.KerokaTown Council54,655Kisii[4]
67.MeruMunicipality53,627Meru[4]
68.MatuuTown Council53,144Machakos[4]
69.OyugisTown Council52,354Kisumu[4]
70.NyahururuMunicipality51,434Laikipia[4]
71.KipkelionTown Council49,939Kericho[4]
72.LuandaTown Council49,346Vihiga[4]
73.NanyukiMunicipality49,233Laikipia[4]
74.MauaMunicipality49,012Meru[4]
75.MtwapaOther Centre48,625Kilifi[4]
76.IsioloOther Centre46,128Isiolo[4]
77.Eldama RavineTown Council45,799Baringo[4]
78.VoiMunicipality45,483Taita-Taveta[4]
79.SiayaMunicipality45,353Siaya[4]
80.NyansiongoTown Council45,313Nyamira[4]
81.LondianiTown Council44,953Kericho[4]
82.Iten/TambachTown Council44,448Elgeyo-Marakwet[4]
83.ChukaMunicipality43,470Tharaka-Nithi[4]
84.MalakisiTown Council41,784Bungoma[4]
85.JujaOther Centre40,446Kiambu[4]
86.Ongata RongaiOther Centre40,178Kajiado[4]
87.BondoTown Council39,224Siaya[4]
88.MoyaleOther Centre37,387Marsabit[4]
89.MaralalTown Council35,472Samburu[4]
90.GilgilOther Centre35,293Nakuru[4]
91.NambaleTown Council34,735Busia[4]
92.TabakaTown Council34,724Kisii[4]
93.MuhoroniTown Council34,457Kisumu[4]
94.Kerugoya/KutusMunicipality34,014Kirinyaga[4]
95.UgunjaTown Council33,878Siaya[4]
96.YalaTown Council33,646Siaya[4]
97.RumurutiTown Council32,993Laikipia[4]
98.Burnt ForestTown Council32,649Uasin Gishu[4]
99.MaraguaTown Council32,315Murang’a[4]
100.Kendu BayTown Council31,699Homa Bay[4]
CityStatusPopulationCountyRef