Check out the Top 20 Estates Where Most Celebrities live In Kenya
In Kenya, real estate economy is growing rapidly since most entrepreneurs in the recent years opt to invest in construction of homes/apartments which they may later rent out or sell at a profit.
In current world people are more concerned with architectural designs and construction so as to secure the best of luxurious homes for themselves. Kenya being a developing world people are evolving to striving not only to acquire a roof on their heads but also having them best house designs like the one we see in the movies.
However, with many construction professionals who ensure that they reach the preferences and tastes of their clients to achieve a satisfactory results.
In the recent years some Kenyans have achieved building lavish and customized homes for themselves as well as for renting through investing their income with aim to create a paradise on their world.
Moreover, financial organizations come through for entrepreneurs by lending them loans to who wish to build apartments that one can pay back at an agreed period of time and also to buy shares in which one can make dividends and sell the shares at profit.
Most Kenyan celebrities pockets good cash every month and even some earns a six figure salary monthly. Surprisingly most of them live in rental houses in classy estates while a few opt to build their own houses which are actually cheaper.
Most celebrities live in Nairobi, one of the most developed cities in the world. Below are some Nairobi estates where celebrities stay in kenya:
It is one of the green vegetated suburbs in Nairobi. Runda is the home to some top Kenyan politicians, international agencies head, ambassadors as well as expatriates due to the international schools and a foreign missions located in the area.
Karen has big palatial houses and it is an estate exclusive only to individuals who want to build homes but construction of departments is not allowed in the estate. Therefore, there is no overcrowding like much estate in Nairobi offering privacy to homes living in the area. The estate is quiet and spacious making it the best choice for families who would love to relocate to Nairobi permanently or even for some years.
The well maintained and attracting estate is located in Westlands Division of Nairobi that can be accessed to the west of Limuru road, to the south along Ruaka road, Kiambu road to the east as well as on the north of coffee plantations.
In a month the residents pay a rent of approximately Kshs.200, 000 to about Kshs.450, 000 or above, which depends on the size of the house and its location.
There is availability of social amenities such as schools; there are international schools situated around the area and has shopping centers some that are popular to Nairobians’s such as the Two Rivers mall and also the Village Market mall.
Also some of the biggest hospitals are situated near the estate including; Aga Khan University Hospital, the Nairobi Hospital as well as Gertrude’s Garden Hospital (a children’s health Centre). The estate is has security from the United Nations Environment Police Post and the Gigiri Police station who serve the residents from the area.
Muthaiga is a popular suburb which is as 4 kilometer distance from the city Centre. This estate is one of the most prestigious areas in Nairobi for renting a home. From Muthaiga one can easily access the Nairobi Central Business District, a 20 minutes’ drive distance assuming there is no traffic.
The estate has been developing continuously having construction of schools, hospitals as well as malls near the estate among other social amenities. The green suburb is surrounded by vegetation which has been maintained for years.
However, Muthaiga is a home for ambassadors as well as expatriates who live together with their family members.
Muthaiga is located near to Gigiri and Runda estates as well as roads like Limuru road, Kiambu road as well Thika Super Highway can get you connected to this estate. Most of the street paths that lead into the estate are however gated, with 24-hour security staff. Therefore need to know exactly where you are going to get access into the estate.
The are many embassies located in Muthaiga namely:, Embassy of Ukraine, the Turkish Embassy, Algerian Embassy, Embassy of Canada and Embassy of Belgium among many others.
If you want to relax in Muthaiga you can easily visit Karura forest to the east of Muthaiga and enjoy the fresh air from the woods. Moreover, residents of Muthaiga can access large market including the Two Rivers Mall and Village Market to buy various goods by their cars and taxis since the place has little public transport.
The estate is also popular for the sports, sports and recreational facilities offered in the Muthaiga Country Club from which residents and also their neighboring estates enjoy including the individuals who reside Runda and Gigiri.
This is one of the most mentioned leafy suburbs in Nairobi County. Karen is on the southwest of central Nairobi a distance of 17 kilometers from the City Centre, it is one of the areas where popular Kenyan celebrities in Nairobi lives.
The residents of this estate are mostly the rich families and expatriates from European countries. This is evident by big attracting, paradise-like houses, well maintained fences, prestigious malls, its big hotels as well as some of the best educational centers (a number of International school) in the area.
The famous Anga Afrika Luxury Boutique Camp that offers luxurious night accommodation is located on the outskirts of Karen but if you are looking for something with a little low budget Karen Little Paradise can be nice.
Unfortunately, the estate is quite far from the city Centre being a factor to consider when moving in to Karen but it’s worth living in the area with it spacious fields that residents use to play golf and horse ride through the field.
Moreover, it has Giraffe Centre around the area which are a major tourist attraction sites. Rent and accommodation charges in all parts of Karen are definitely expensive for a local ‘mwananchi’ but with the all the extravagant surroundings it is worth living to the fullest enjoying your money.
However from Karen you can easily access beautiful sites including visiting the Nairobi National Park, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Karen Blixen Museum, you can also visit the Resurrection Gardens (a vegetated sanctuary best for some alone time and hanging out with your loved one) Moreover, you can have fun in the Karen Country Club for a game of golf, the Ngong Racecourse to watch some horse races and interact with other people from all over Nairobi as well as having a fun walk on the Oloolua Nature trail.
‘Kitisuru’ is a name that originates from a river nearby known as ‘Gìtathurù’, which was borrowed from the Kikuyu Tribe who were the original inhabitants of that area. Kitisuru is located at North West of Nairobi Central Business District which is approximately about 10 km by the road.
The spacious residential suburb has both big and small houses which is appealing to both the young working-class as well as older working people with their families. However, there are roads that pass through the area which include: road that goes to Kyuna, Ngecha road as well as the lower Kabete road.
Kenyan celebrities such as Vera Sidika and the Politician Anne Waiguru lives in this Kitisuru.
Westlands is also as high-end area in Nairobi City the only different being it is more popular with young rich people than to Karen and Runda. This is likely to be due to its closeness to the Central Business District thus being a walking distance. Unlike Runda here they have apartment which allows more individuals to stay in the area.
Westlands is a home for young professionals working locally or internationally which is also suitable for living together with their families. However, this estate is suitable for anyone starting a life or new to Nairobi but with a descent salary.
The area is surrounded by many high-end restaurants and well known nightclubs which most people in Nairobi spend time having their fun in. it also have malls such as the popular Westgate. From Westlands one can have a quick access to the Nairobi National Park. In addition, one of the best hotels in Nairobi (Villa Rosa Kempinski) situated in the area.
Loresho is also an estate in around the Capital City which is just a few kilometers from the City Centre. It is an old estate and is neighboring to Westlands, Muthaiga as well as Lavington estates.
The type of house to find in this area is a mix of old and new houses that are mostly four to five bedroom homes. However, it is a spacious place to live together with your family which is also home for expatriates living in Kenya.
Most of the building being stands alone with tight security making it a quiet and peaceful place to stay. Neighboring the estate there is the Kangemi and Kibagare slums. Driving from Loresho to Nairobi Central Business District is a short distance that can take about 20 minutes’ drive using Kaptagat road.
The Lavington leafy suburb is a home for Kenyan celebrities too. The estate is neighboring Westlands estate and is in the North West of Nairobi Central Business District.
Lavington has high-end admirable villas and mansions which is home for Nairobians’s with high income. It is favorable for people with families due to the available International educational centres
Kileleshwa is also an old uptown suburb in Nairobi which was so famous about 3 decades ago but in the recent years it is not that popular. However, it is still one most affluent areas in Nairobi though, the residents are mostly a place for the middle class living in the new apartments that have been constructed in the recent years. Professionals also live in this estate but mostly the youths that are yet to start a family.
Kileleshwa has adequate public transport, ‘matatus’ with its developed good road networks as well as a bypass that leads to Ngong road which is a highway. The area also as a couple of good Kenyan school.
Kilimani is about 5 kilometers west of the Nairobi Central Business District. The area has high security with military headquarter situated in the area. However, the area has a comfortable walkability for morning as well as taking a walk along the paths.
It is the home for most of the young Kenyans from middle to upper-class group of individuals who are mostly yet to marry and some as young families. Kilimani is not far from Lavington and Woodley estates as they are neighboring estates.
People who reside this estate are Kenyan citizens, different African nations such as West Africans and Ethiopians as well as internationals like the Chinese. The area has malls for the residents including the popular Yaya Centre. It also has a National Kenyan school and famous clubs such as Kiza are situated in Kilimani.
The official residence (which is the State House) of Uhuru Mwigai Kenyatta, the current president of Kenya is also located in Kilimani along the State House Road.
Lang’ata, South B and South C
These 3 different estates are many similar characteristics because they are neighboring to each other.
These estates have beautifully organized high risen apartment complexes allowing many people to get accommodation in the area.
The estate are also close to some of the main tourist attraction areas in Kenya including; Nairobi National Park, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust as well as the popular Bomas of Kenya to mention a few.
A person living in these areas enjoys public transport on their good roads. The residents also get to relax or have a night out in 1824 night club which is located on Lang’ata road in Lang’ata.
The residents in the Lang’ata, South C and South B have easy access to Wilson airport from which one can get a quick transport to other Kenyan cities like Kisumu, Eldoret, and Nakuru among other areas all over the country.
Kahawa Sukari Estate (Along Thika Road)
The Genge King never gets pressure every end of month from landlords since he is not paying any house rent. Jua Cali said bye to such stress when he acquired his own home at Kahawa Sukari Estate.
Most people may think that Jua Cali on the outlook since he loves maintaining a low profile about his personal life and possessions too. He surely have smart investing skills on his money which evident from his own sassy house.
Jua Cali makes millions of money from his hits which win him awards making a move to acquire his own house leaving the renting life. However, he shared that he always had a dream of having his own house;
“I always wanted to have my own home where I could spend time with my family. So when the opportunity came along, I upgraded to my own mansion. The best part is that I can customize it unlike the rentals,” Jua Kali said.
Despite him being busy in the music industry Jua Cali was active throughout the construction process of his house. He revealed that he closely worked with his architects in a friendly way to make sure that they met his desired dream house to satisfactory.
He took part in shopping for building materials including the tiles, windows and door handles as well as doors among other items. From that he recommended that Kenya has quality housing materials which made him appreciate local masons and architectures for the amazing work. He however saw no need for importing housing materials from other countries while Kenya has quality housing materials in the industry.
Jua Cali’s house is a four bedroom with a luxurious living room big enough to have contain his family and friends as well as a parking area that can hold about 20 cars.
Other Kenyan celebrities who live in around the area include Clemo as well as Kidis.
Many celebrities such as Daddy Owen, Nonini, Daniel Weke, Delvin of Sauti Sol and Daniel Peter (the Arthur of TV series Mali) lives in the Buruburu Estate.
Jacaranda, Greenspan, Greenfields estates are some of the estates that are located in Donholm. However, it is a home for some Kenyan celebrities such as Kanda King, Pilipili, Colonel Moustapha and Anto Neo Soul (a host of Teen Republic that was aired in NTV Channel.
It is one of the popular places in Nairobi moreover it is also home for some of the our celebrities including; Xtatic, Chiwawa, Didge, Fred Omondi (Hapa Kule News, also one of the first actors of Tahidi High Show aired On Citizen TV), as well as Eric Omondi the famous comedian.
Celebrities that live in this estate are:
a.) Crème De La Crème.
b.) DJ Mo (of the Crossover show aired on NTV) together with his companion Size 8(a gospel artiste) and their daughter Ladasha Belle.
Kenyan Celebrities like Robert Alai who is a famous blogger resides Nyayo estate as well as DJ Joe Mfalme.
The K24 News Anchor, Betty Kyallo lives in upper market area of Hurling ham. This was after they separated with her marital husband Denis Okari, a News presenter of NTV Channel.
Most of us expect that all Kenyan Stars live in posh, high end estates. However from the view it is clear that some would rather even build their own homes in unpopular places.