The rate of development in Kenya has been growing but at a decreasing rate. The most developed towns in Kenya have grown even in the midst of challenges such as over pollution, overpopulation, unplanned housing and many more.
A visit to the following towns will actually show that there are among the most developed in Kenya on the basis of physical structures, industries, access to vital services like hospitals etc.
Most Developed Towns in Kenya
As the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi has grown since independence and currently, it is among Africa’s most preferred business hubs. The development in Nairobi has come with better facilities, ease to do businesses and the vast market that comes with the big population. The national government together with county government are planning to upgrade facilities like roads, housing, sewerage systems etc.
Over the years Mombasa has been one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the country. The town is also among the oldest in the country. Currently, Mombasa has grown in broad terms like more industries, hotels, roads and the current seating governor, Ali Joho is planning to expand the town further.
3. Nakuru Town
Nakuru town was previously the major trading centre fo the whole of Rift valley, but as per the new constitution is the trading centre for Nakuru county. The history of Nakuru town dates backs in 1900 when it used to be a camp for people who were building the railways line. It is the fourth largest town in the country with major revenues coming from tourism as some of the lakes are located its environs
4. Kisumu Town
Another town that is most developed in Kenya is Kisumu town. As the third-largest town, it plays a major role in trading activities in the lake region. Currently, it is the headquarter Nyanza county.
5. Thika Town
Thika town is known as the industrial town of Kenya. The number of the industries in Thika is growing each day; some of the big industries you will find in this town include Bidco Industries ltd, Kenblest Group, Capwell industries, Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers, etc.
6. Eldoret Town
Eldoret town is an agricultural-based town that is located in Uasin Gishu and it is the fifth-largest town in Kenya. It is the home town for many Athletes in Kenya. Unlike many towns which grew as a result of colonialism, Eldoret was a town basically started by farmers.
Towns in Kenya emerged as a result of different reasons including colonial centre, trading centre, industrial centre or even agricultural centres. Most developed towns in Kenya are the development hubs in which the country’s future growth may base on. The Kenyan government should look into more ways to ensure that even as this development continues, it is managed to ensure that they do not end up with bad plans. In current cities like Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu the rate of growth in the settlement did not grow at the same rate with facilities hence leading to problems such as overpopulation, poor housing and slum development, flooding, increased crime etc.
Betty is a qualified teacher with a Bachelor of Education (Arts). In addition, she is a registered Certified Public Accountant. She has been teaching and offering part-time accounting services for the last 10 years. She is passionate about education, accounting, writing, and traveling.