Rumuruti Municipality


Rumuruti Municipality is the formal headquarters of Laikipia County. The municipality is centrally located and thus easily accessible from all parts of Laikipia County.


Rumuruti's population has grown from 32,993 in 2009 to a projected population of 42,585+ in 2022. Most of the population is below the age of 35. The rate of population growth is expected to rise owing to the status as County Headquarters, the construction of the Nyahururu — Maralal highway, and the growing integration of Northern Kenya to the rest of the country, in which Rumuruti acts as a gateway.


Rumuruti Municipality's Vision

To be the most preferred municipality to work, live and invest.


Rumuruti Municipality's Mission

To improve the livelihood of our community by providing quality and substantial services, creating and enabling environment for business investment and promoting equity and cohesion.


Rumuruti Municipality's Core Values


  • Offer Customer-friendly and Innovative Public Service
  • Uphold Honesty, Integrity and Professionalism
  • Promote Equity, Equality and Inclusiveness
  • Uphold Accountability, Trasparency and the Rule of Law.
  • Motivate, Empower and Engage the Community
  • Promote Timely, Responsive and Cost-Effective Services


Rumuruti Municipality's Leadership

Rumuruti municipality is headed by the Municipal board which is composed of 12 members selected in accordance with UACA 2011.


Membership includes the County Executive Committee Member (CECM) and the Chief Officer (CO) for Urban Development. Four members of the board are recruited competitively by the county, while each of the other five members represent the following groups:


  • Professional associations
  • The private sector
  • The informal sector and
  • neighbourhood associations


The board membership includes the most critical professions and interests in urban development.


Municipal Board Members

The Municipal Board Members:

  1. Peter Rukwaro — Chairperson
  2. Faith Ntarara — Vice Chairperson
  3. Jackson M. Kibocha — Manager/Secretary
  4. Joseph Shuel — Member
  5. Kenneth Karanja — Member
  6. Saul Cheruiyot — Member
  7. Mathea Gikunju — Member
  8. Agnes Lokoro — Member
  9. Issack Sheikh — Member
  10. Peris Kinyua — Member
  11. Richard Kamunya — Member
  12. Patricia Lelegwe — Member


Socio-Economic Setting


The Municipality is home to cultural diversity with the majority of the inhabitants ranging from the Samburu, Kikuyu, Kalenjin, and other communities.


Rumuruti has a mixed economy based mainly on trade, agriculture, transport, and services with livestock as the municipality's economic mainstay.


Here are Rumuruti Municipality's contacts:

P.O BOX 46 - 20321
CEL (254) 721 463491

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