Kangema is a settlement in Muranga County, Kenya. It is the birthplace of James Mwangi, the Group Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of the Equity Group Holdings Limited, the banking conglomerate with the largest customer base on the African continent, in excess of 8 million as of 2014.[1][2]

Kangema is located in Kenya
Location of Kangema
Coordinates: 0°41′08″S 36°57′54″E / 0.6856°S 36.9650°E / -0.6856; 36.9650Coordinates: 0°41′08″S 36°57′54″E / 0.6856°S 36.9650°E / -0.6856; 36.9650
CountyMuranga County
Town council1988
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)


Kangema is located approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi), by road, north of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, and the largest city in that East African country.[3] The coordinates of Kangema are:0°41'08.0"S, 36°57'54.0"E (Latitude:-0.685556; Latitude:36.965000).[4]

Points of interestEdit

Equity Bank Kenya maintains a branch in Kangema, so does Kenya Commercial Bank and Family Bank. In Kenya's colonial history, Kangema is famed for the colonial District Commissioner (DC) called Whitney Whittaker (Waitina) who cut the tails of indigenous dogs and castrated Kikuyu men in his jurisdiction. [5]

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  1. ^ Kwama, Kenneth (4 December 2013). "Success Story of Equity Bank CEO, James Mwangi". The Standard (Kenya). Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Equity Bank of Kenya: Our History". Equity Bank of Kenya. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Travel Distance Between Kangema And Nairobi With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Location of Kangema At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  5. ^ {{cite web|url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggeArAFw2Bg%7Ctitle=Kihumo kia ritwa ria muthungu wetagwo " Waitina" Kangema

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