It is believed that about 50% population of Malindi live in the urban area and those urban centers drive economic growth and offers economies of scale in productivity and public investments; they are social melting pots, centers of innovation and derivers of social change.
It is through the Urban Areas and Cities Act (UACA 2012 as amended) that the provisions of the Constitution and the County Government Act (Section 48) with regards to urban governance are operationalized areas being granted municipal or city status. The Municipality of Malindi was awarded the Municipality status in October, 2018 and the Municipality Charter granted by His Excellency Governor in the year 2019.
The history of Malindi is well documented as a town which was a very vibrant tourist destination with good infrastructure and a well-managed service delivery system.
Malindi is a town on Malindi Bay at the mouth of the Sabaki River, lying on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. It is 120 kilometres northeast of Mombasa. It is the largest urban centre in Kilifi County.
The Board of Municipality of Malindi is composed of:
Social Development Officer
Public Health Officer
Since the Financial Year 2018/ 2019, the Municipality of Malindi has been enjoying financial support from the State department of Urban Development through the Kenya Urban Support Programme (KUSP) Urban Development Programme (UDG) and has since implemented the following projects: