Most Congested Estates In Nairobi

Here are some of the most congested estates In Nairobi!


It’s in Kasarani Sub-County and it’s famous for being crowded with both permanent homes and few makeshift ones. Traffic is often tight as matatu and private vehicles share the narrow mwiki-kasarani road. Although there are many private schools, public schools are countable and most children have to squeeze in Mwiki Primary or Saint Dominic Primary! The area is preferred by many people because of low rent.


It is in Embakasi South Sub-County. It has both permanent houses and semi-permanent ones. Just like Mwiki, it has traffic jams with vibrant matatus that dominate the area transport system! People move here because houses are cheaper and the areas is accessible from industrial area and CBD.


Eastleigh is another busy place. It’s in Kamukunji Sub-County and it’s famous for its Somali community and shopping malls. A visit to Eastleigh is often derailed by too much traffic and too many people. The majority of Kenyans work here because of the numerous malls in the area.


Huruma, in Starehe Sub-County, has both formal and informal houses. It is well known for 7-storey flats with 10 single rooms per floor. It often has issues of congested roads, traffic, blocked sewerage, and high crime rates. People move here for cheap houses and jobs nearby.

Mathare North

Located in Ruaraka Sub-County, these areas are known for both formal and informal settlements with high population density and limited access to essential services like good roads, public hospitals and schools.


Situated in Embakasi North, Dandora faces challenges like congestion, pollution due to its proximity to the Dandora Dumpsite, and inadequate housing.


Located in Dagoretti North Sub-County, it is known for dense housing and traffic congestion, especially during peak hours.


Located in Embakasi East Sub-County, Pipeline is super crowded. It’s known for being one of the most crowded places in Nairobi. People live here because of the cheaper life. As the areas continue to grow, the available infrastructure cannot keep up with demand!