Thika Sub-County Stadium

Thika United F.C. Home stadium is Thika Sub-County Stadium located in Thika town just next to Bus stage.

According to Wikipedia, Thika Sub-county Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Thika, Kenya. It used mostly for football (soccer) matches and is the home stadium of Thika United. The stadium holds a capacity of 5,000 people.

The Stadium which is based at the heart of a market town in Central Province, Kenya, lying on the A2 road 40 km north east of Nairobi, and on the Thika River, With a population of over 150 000 people owing rapidly, like the entire greater Nairobi area. The elevation of Thika is 1531 meters (5026 feet) in altitude.

Thika, Kenya is home to the Chania Falls and the Thika Falls, while Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park lies to its south east. The town has a railway station, but there is only limited passenger service. The town is headquarters of the Thika District. The district is the prime pineapple-growing region in Kenya.

There are two explanations for the name Thika. One has its origin in the Kikuyu word Guthika, meaning to bury. During a great drought, the Maasai ventured outside of their normal territories looking for water for their huge herds of cattle. Two rivers pass through Kikuyu land, River Thika and Chania, both providing sustenance for the agricultural Kikuyu. With this water in contention, and both tribes desperate for survival, they fought a bloody battle that left few survivors. A mound near Blue Posts Hotel supposedly is where the dead warriors were buried.

The other explanation come from the Maasai word Sika meaning rubbing something off an edge. In addition, the area was originally inhabited by the Akamba tribe.

Towards the end of the 19th century, outsiders began to settle in this outpost, a convenient resting spot between Nairobi and upcountry for British settlers. Europeans and Asians began to stop and remain at Thika, the former setting up farms, and the latter setting up shops. A monument in the shape of a pillar was erected by the British in the early 1900s in the central business district of Thika, it commemorates the founding of Thika as a town. The town was given its status by the government gazette in 1924. Thereafter it was elevated to a second class municipality when Kenya gained independence in 1963, and the first Mayor was enthroned in 1968.

Thika United Football Club is proud to be part of the heritage of the most prosperous and outstanding towns in Kenya where football is appreciated

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