Pumwani is an estate of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. In 2005 it had an estimated population of 29,616.[1]

Location of Pumwani
Coordinates: 1.282°S 36.845°E / -1.282; 36.845
ProvinceNairobi Province
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

The Pumwani Maternity Hospital is located in Pumwani. It is the largest public maternity hospital in Kenya.[2]

Many Kenyan freedom fighters are known to have lived in Pumwani including the first and the second presidents i.e Mzee Kenyatta, Moi. It is also the place where Lord Burden Powell founded the first scouts movement in the interior of Africa.

The St. John's Church is also located in Pumwani.[3] It is the seat of St. John's Archdeaconry of Anglican Church of Kenya.[4]

Pumwani division

Pumwani is also a name of a larger administrative area, Pumwani division. The division is subdivided into five locations: Bahati, Eastleigh North, Eastleigh South, Kamukunji and Pumwani.[5]

Pumwani division has identical borders with Kamukunji Constituency. Pumwanis chief name is Karanja Pumwani subchief name?


  1. information.go.ke: CDF allocation by sector and location (2003-6) Archived 2009-03-27 at the Wayback Machine
  2. BBC, September 20, 2004: Tracking down Kenya's 'miracle babies'
  3. "Anglican Church of Kenya - Church History". Archived from the original on 2014-01-22. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
  4. Anglican Church of Kenya - Diocese of Nairobi
  5. UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): Kenya_AdminLevels_1-4