Athi River is a town in Machakos County. The town owes its name to Athi River which passes through. The town lies about 29.8 KM to the south of Central Business District. It’s serene atmosphere makes it appropriate residential and commercial suburb. Due to large tracks of land the area has plethora industries’ and residential developments. Daystar University is situated in Athi River. The town has a number of recreational centers M.P.E Resorts, Greenpark Sundowner, Maanzoni lodge among many others. Athi River export processing zone can be accessed through Viwanda road off Nairobi-Namanga highway. The areas nearby are Swara plains, Acacia camp in Kapiti plains opposite the rugged Lukenya hill.