ABOUT THE ORIGIN
Murang'a County is believed to be the cultural cradle of the Kikuyu people. The origin of the name Murang’a is believed to have been used by the Kikuyu, who referred to going for a visit in the area as ‘Kurang'a,' which was later changed to Murang’a.
Lying approximately 85 kilometers northeast of Nairobi, the county covers 2,558 square kilometers. Murang’a County borders Nyandarua to the west, Embu to the east, Nyeri to the north, Kiambu to the south, Machakos to the southeast, and Kirinyaga county to the northeast. The current day Murang’a was once known as Forthall.