County Overview


Tharaka-Nithi County is one of the forty-seven (47) counties in Kenya created by the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

It is located in Kenya’s former Eastern Province and a home to the Chuka, Muthambi, Mwimbi and Tharaka people of the larger Ameru (Amiiru) community. The minority being Akamba, Ambeere and Aembu; all from the neighbouring counties.

Tharaka Nithi was created after Meru District “Greater Meru” was broken up in 1992 into four districts namely: Meru Central, Meru North, Meru South (Nithi) and Tharaka with later two being combined as one to form Tharaka-Nithi District.

The headquarters of the County is at Kathwana, a site selected for its centrality through consensus by delegates being an intersection of three constituencies (Maara, Tharaka and Chuka/Igamba-ng’ombe).

Kathwana is along the Mate Road Ena and Ishiara en route to Tunyai, Nkubu and Meru.
The major economic activities include tea and coffee planting, subsistence crop farming, subsistence dairy farming and keeping of other livestock such as goats and sheep.
In order to boost trade within and outside the county, Tharaka Nithi like other surrounding counties has joined in formation of Mount Kenya Trading and Economic bloc that will oversee harmonization of tariffs and taxes to boost trade and improve ease of doing business in the region.

There is focused to developing strong ties with surrounding counties especially where they natural resources including Mt. Kenya, Tana River and Meru National Park to maximize benefits derived from these resources.

To enhance sustained social-economic growth through optimal utilisation of resources to improve the quality of life for residents in the county.

A prosperous and citizen focused county.

3 days ago

Tharaka Nithi County Government Official

H.E the First Lady Mrs. Margaret Muthomi and Chuka Igambang'ombe MP Patrick Munene took part in cancer awareness walk today in Chuka to mark the Cancer awareness month.

Cancer prevalence has been on the rise in the country and the world at large and thus our people need to know.

The walk was aimed at calling on residents of the county to regularly go for check ups as a way of curbing the prevalence.

H.E Mrs. Margaret Muthomi has said the disease needs attention from both the National and County Governments in an effort to curb it.

In recent years, it has become one of the country's leading killers.
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1 month ago

Tharaka Nithi County Government Official

Your loved ones suffering from kidney related illnesses can now access proper healthcare at our Chuka Referral Hospital as the Renal Unit is fully equipped.

This will in essence reduce trips to bordering counties to get the vital treatment.

This facility is up and running and there are qualified professionals to assist.

Tell a friend to tell a friend in need that healthcare is closer home.
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The County Government of Tharaka Nithi cordially invites you to our 3rd edition of Uragate Tharaka Cultural Festival and exhibition starting from 22nd to 25th August at the Uragate grounds near Meru National Park. The event will be graced by His Excellency The Deputy President Hon William Ruto. All are welcome......visit our website tharakanithi.go.ke
tharakanithi.go.ke/uragate-tharaka-cultural-festival/#more-15913 for more details.
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