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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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The Standard Digital News (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:00:00 -0800

KENYA: The Nairobi County Government is fast-tracking the construction of the proposed Embakasi Commuter Rail Station to take advantage of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). The railway is currently under construction and is expected to be ready in ...

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The Star
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 18:36:24 -0800

Construction of a 25-bed maternity wing at Embakasi Dispensary will resume after an injection of Constituency Development Fund money. Construction stalled in 2012 for lack of funds. Yesterday, Embakasi East MP John Omondi visited the dispensary and ...
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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 22:08:04 -0800

Are our lawmakers now turning into socialites? Embakasi MP who is known for his cool swag went overboard when he decided to post half naked photos on social media. George Theuri, the MP for Embakasi West is causing mayhem with the photos he ...
Tue, 03 Nov 2015 19:00:00 -0800

The Nairobi government had in August moved to court seeking to stop a Sh2.5 billion compensation payout to residents who live on land acquired for the construction of the SGR in Embakasi. In the suit filed at the High Court, Nairobi county sued NLC ...
Ghafla!Kenya (blog)
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 02:56:08 -0800

The clubs boasts being the pride of Embakasi. Which club is this again? Club Fahrenheit, have you heard about it? Well, Club Fahrenheit in Embakasi has a reputation of attracting a number of celebrities especially on Tuesday nights. So what happens on ...
Ghafla!Kenya (blog)
Mon, 09 Nov 2015 23:13:26 -0800

It wasn't the first time I heard about a prostitution ring operating in Embakasi, just that I didn't think the hookers could be this attractive, if you know what I mean. I was strolling down a street in Embakasi, a few blocks from Taj Mall, when I met ...
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:52:30 -0800

In Nairobi, police commander Japheth Koome confirmed two people were electrocuted by electric cables destroyed by rains in Embakasi two weeks ago, while three others were swept away by floods in Syokimau. Many families have lost their homes, while ...

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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:05:14 -0800

We have credible evidence that he owns several warehouses in Nairobi's Embakasi area.” Porous borders, high demand and poor vigilance by tax authorities have been blamed for the increased number of counterfeits in Kenya, especially fast moving ...

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