These are some of the features of this amazing home. Please note, the furniture is not included with the sale of this home. Appointment only for viewing. Must call one of our Miamu Properties Agents to schedule.

  • One home within single gated compound with electric fencing
  • Four Bedrooms [All en-suite]
  • Five Bathrooms
  • Borehole
  • Sits on a 100ft x 80ft  plot

Banana Hill is a suburb of Karuri town, in the eastern part of Kiambu County, Central Province of Kenya. It is in the Africa/Nairobi time zone. Banana Hill's population constitutes 20 percent of the estimated 100,000 residents within the heart of Kiambaa Constituency.
The town situated 2,000 m above sea level, approximately 20 km north of Nairobi City via Limuru Road by Runda Estate. It is approachable from an alternate route, the Limuru, Kiambaa/Kiambu and Ndenderu/Redhill all-weather roads. Banana Hill comprises small estates named Banana town, Mombasa, Gacorui, Ndunyu, Miberethi Inana ('Eight Pipes'), and Thimbigwa.
The area receives an average annual rainfall of 790 mm (31 in) with average temperatures ranging from 48–84 °F in January and 45–79 °F in July. Most mornings and evenings are chilly!

Landmarks and other features

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Coffee farming has been an important revenue source for the Banana Hill area, but has been on the decline as many land owners opt to resort to real-estate and building rentals where global prices for coffee have been in decline. The area is also known for dairy farming; and for horticulture, such as small-scale flower growing, from which a number of families have made livelihoods.

Banana Hill Art Studio

Banana Hill has world renown as a locale where multiple contemporary artists, The Banana Hill Artists, display and sell their work at the famed Banana Hill Art Studio (see photo). The work-cum-gallery setting was an idea originated by twelve artists in 1992, and has steadily grown into a representation site for the work of nearly four dozen artists.

Financial Institutions
Banana Hill features branches of Family Bank Limited (FBL), Postbank,  and Kenya Women Finance Trust Ltd. (KWFT), a microfinancing institution.
Health Centre
Karuri Health Centre is one of the oldest medical centres in the country. It provides outpatient services to area residents, has an 18-bed capacity; and offers maternity services.
Karuri Police Station
Karuri Post office serves the following areas: Nairobi North – Kangemi, Kikuyu, Githunguri, Nazareth, Limuru, and the Postal Corporation of Kenya, Karuri.
Churches, faiths, and denominations
The oldest churches of the Banana Hill area were based on Protestant (primarily Anglican) and Catholic faiths. The major churches of Banana Hill are St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Karuri; and member churches of the ACK (Anglican Church of Kenya), such as ACK Emmanuel Church Karuri, ACK Thimbigwa Church, and ACK Banana Hill Church and Restoration victory Ministries International. Within the recent past, many other churches of different denominations have sprung up.
Schools in and near Banana Hill
Primary (elementary) schools in the area include Karuri Primary School; Kiambaa Primary School; Msingi Bora Academy, Muthurwa Primary School; Thimbigwa Primary School,Kibathi Primary School and others. Secondary (high) schools include Karuri High School; Muthurwa High School; Senior Chief Koinange High School; and off Banana-Kiambu Road in Kiambaa, Kiambu District—Banana Hill High School, a private secondary school offering French-language coursework.

A nearby post secondary school is Banana Hill Technical Training Institute, in Karuri town.

Prominent personalities from Banana Hill!

Geoffrey Gatama Geturo, a co-founder (with Dr. Geoffrey William Griffin, MBS, OBE and Joseph Kamiru Gikubu, MBS) of Starehe Boys' Centre and School.

Gideon Waweru Gathunguri, founder and owner of the Banana Hill Studios, with branches in various towns in Kenya. Many Kenyans have posed for their photos in one of his studios.

James Njenga Karume, a long-time area representative in the Parliament of Kenya and a renowned Kenyan businessman.

Captain John Kiniti, an airline pilot with Kenya Airways. He is credited with single-handedly saving the national carrier, Kenya Airways, at the time of the breakup of the former East African Airways.

Joseph Kamiru Gikubu, MBS, a co-founder (with Dr. Geoffrey William Griffin, MBS, OBE and Geoffrey Gatama Geturo, MBS) of Starehe Boys' Centre and School.

Bishop Margaret Wangari, a n evangelist and faith healer who made Banana Hill her home, and became pioneer of the Pentecostal movement there. S he is founder of the Anointed Christian Fellowship, a ministry credited with the founding of many Pentecostal churches in the area and around the country.

Mungai Kimari, a Commonwealth Games medalist who put Banana Hill on the world sports map.
Naomi Wanjiku Kiniti, a well known educator, philanthropist and farmer.

Samuel Karuga Gathunguri and his spouse, Margaret Nyambura Karuga, respectably known as Nyina wa Alice, owners of the largest general provision store in the area for a long time. At the time, the store was Banana Hill's only distribution point for newspapers and magazines. The couple were the sole distributor of Coca-Cola and agents of Mbuni Dry Cleaners, the only dry cleaner of repute then.

This is a short list of many prominent residents of Banana Hill, a list that continues to grow in Kiambu.