Tatu City

Tatu City is a 5,000-acre, new city with homes, schools, offices, a shopping district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sports & entertainment complex, and a manufacturing area for more than 250,000 residents and tens of thousands of day visitors. Schools and businesses are already open in Tatu City, and a range of homes suit all incomes.

Tatu City is Kenya’s first operational Special Economic Zone, providing reduced corporate taxes, zero-rated VAT, and import duty exemptions, among other benefits.


To date, Tatu City’s shareholders have invested over $200 million in infrastructure, including roads, water, sewerage, power, and ICT, with another $300 million of planned investment. Tatu City’s international standard infrastructure has fueled the growth of education, residential, and light industrial development in the city. The more than 60 businesses open or developing at Tatu City represent more than $1 billion of investment by local, regional, and multi-national companies.



Over $500 million of infrastructure investment

3.2 million sqm  of residential developments

130,000 sqm in the business corridor

230,000 sqm  in our technology park

Over 200,000 sqm of parks, playgrounds, and open spaces

Over 75,000 sqm of hospitals and health facilities

650,000 sqm of light industrial and warehousing facilities

445,000 sqm of school sites

Large areas are reserved for medical and educational facilities. Around one-third of the land is set aside for parks, playgrounds, and open spaces.

Tatu City is redefining the quality and scale of urban development in Kenya, and it has become a benchmark for Africa’s cities.



The Development Control Company (DCC) is an oversight body established by Tatu City. The DCC is comprised of:

Appointees of Tatu City or Board of the Property Owners Association

A  city planner

A city engineer

A leading architect

The lead architect is an appointee of Tatu City and remains in the DCC for as long as Tatu City has an interest in the Property and thereafter by the Property Owners Association.



The Property Owners Association through the DCC will, under instruction by and on behalf of Tatu City and/or the Property Owners Association:

Adopt maintain and administer the development

Administer precinct plans, design, and modifications

Administer physical planning standards for precinct planning and building permits

Oversee improvements in the project

Ensure all documents and requirements for submission to the DCC are me.



The DCC regulates land use and building development in Tatu City. This  will:

Create an effective and efficient urban environment

Ensure that all buildings in Tatu City comply with DCC guidelines

Ensure compliance is in line with the  Kiambu County-approved building plans

The DCC’s regulation ensures that a safe and healthy environment is created for all. The DCC has jurisdiction over Kijani Ridge, Tatu Industrial Park, and all developments in Tatu.




Updated on: Saturday, May 18th, 2024