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Embakasi is a division of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. It is located east of the central business district. As a residential estate it houses mostly lower middle income citizens.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the main airport of Nairobi is located in Embakasi and it was known as Embakasi Airport when it was opened in 1958.

Embakasi is considered part of Nairobi's Eastlands area, lying to the south-east of Nairobi province and bordering locations in Eastlands proper such as Pipeline Estate, Tena Estate, and Makadara Estate. It borders South C and contains South B and slightly more than one third of Nairobi's Industrial Area and Export Processing Zones

Embakasi Division[edit]

Embakasi Division is divided into following locations:[1]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority has its head office on the property of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Embakasi.[2][3] The Kenya Airports Authority also has its head office at the airport.[4]


Kenya Airways has its head office in Embakasi.[5] African Express Airways has its head office on the grounds of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Embakasi.[6] JetLink Express has its head office in the Freight Complex in Embakasi.[7]


Embakasi is the location of an Inland Container Depot. Embakasi contains the bulk of the Nairobi portion of the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway.

In 2010, a passenger railway branchline was proposed from Embakasi to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to relieve overcrowding on the adjacent road.

2011 petrol fire[edit]

In September 2011 at least 75 people burned to death after a petrol fire broke out in the division. The fire started when a fuel tank at a depot belonging to the Kenya Pipeline Company, spilled fuel into an open sewer running through Embakasi. Residents tried to scoop up fuel from the burst pipe and sewer, and were burned when the petrol ignited after someone threw a cigarette butt into the sewer.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Urban Poverty Estimates for Kenya's Provinces, Districts, Divisions and Locations". International Livestock Research Institute. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Welcome to KCAA." Kenya Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved on 14 January 2011. "The Authority’s head offices are currently situated at KAA Complex, JKIA in Nairobi."
  3. ^ "Contact Us." Kenya Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved on 14 January 2011. "KCAA Headquarters KAA Complex, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Embakasi."
  4. ^ "Terms of Use." Kenya Airports Authority. Retrieved on 26 May 2011. "Kenya Airports Authority is a company registered in Kenya, whose registered office is at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya."
  5. ^ "Privacy Policy." Kenya Airways. Retrieved on 14 February 2010. "For the purposes of this policy "Kenya Airways" means Kenya Airways Limited of Airport North Road, Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya."
  6. ^ "Home." African Express Airways. Retrieved on 21 June 2010. "African Express Airways Contacts: Nairobi: Airport North Road, JKIA"
  7. ^ "Contacts." JetLink Express. Retrieved on 27 June 2010. "Head Office Location: Freight Complex 1st Floor Embakasi"
  8. ^ "Pipeline Fire Kills Dozens in Nairobi Slum". The Guardian. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 01°18′S 36°55′E / 1.300°S 36.917°E / -1.300; 36.917

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Ghafla!Kenya (blog)
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 06:30:35 -0700

Taj Mall has been named the Pride of Embakasi. Its planned demolition sounds like a hard drill through the heart of Embakassians. In as much as residents want the shabby Outer Ring Road to be fixed, they sure don't want Taj Mall to be bulldozed.

The Star

The Star
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:00:00 -0700

The proprietor of Taj Mall in Embakasi Ramesh Gorasia will sue the government if the building is demolished to pave way for the construction of Outer Ring Road. “I would rather die than see this building brought down after years of struggle,” he said ...
K24 TV
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:21:40 -0700

My hood is Utawala, Embakasi. Don't let the name fool you, no one will lord it over you. The name is just derived from the nearby Administration Police Training School. Thus, utawala is administration. The northeastern bypass cuts through this estate ...

Citizen TV (press release)

Citizen TV (press release)
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 10:48:45 -0700

The National Land Commission (NLC) has confirmed that the Taj Shopping Mall in Nairobi's Embakasi estate has been earmarked for demolition. The commission's Vice Chairperson Abigael Mbagaya says the commission revoked the title of the parcel of ...
The Star
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 21:30:00 -0700

The Auditor General had raised concerns over the award of the contract to Web Tribe. The company's CEO Danson Muchemi has defended the contract. MPs Benson Mutura (Makadara) Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete) and George Theuri(Embakasi West) have ...

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Wed, 07 Oct 2015 04:34:46 -0700

NAIROBI, KENYA: Several tenants at the Taj Mall shopping complex in Embakasi have relocated after the National Land Commission revoked its title deed to pave way for the construction of Outer Ring Road. The tenants include banks, supermarkets, ...

Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)

Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:07:30 -0700

Three Nairobi County legislators, Benson Mutura (Makadara), Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete) and George Theuri (Embakasi West) had last week called on the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to probe the revenue collection system used by the county, ...
The Star
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 20:33:45 -0700

Speaking to reporters at City Hall, Isuha said MPs Benson Mutura (Makadara), George Theuri (Embakasi West) and Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete) were wrong to call a press conference at Parliament Buildings to ask Kidero to cancel the e-payment contract.

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