Lukenya is derived from the Maasai
word, EruKenya. The Maasai people named it after the mist or smog that can still be seen to date encroaching the Ukambani and Kajiado plains.
It is situated in Athi River, which is a 30 to 40 minutes drive (either by personal car or public means) from the Nairobi CBD. It also neighbours Daystar University (Athi River Campus) and East African Portland Cement Company.
There is no specific point of entry yet into this vast piece of land especially because there are no people inhabiting the area at the moment. However, sections of the land are currently under construction as it has been identified as an ideal place to set up businesses and housing structures due to its close proximity to the Nairobi-Mombasa highway; also because Nairobi city is quickly becoming congested.
In addition, some wild animals such as giraffes, zebras, gazelles, wildebeests and hyenas can be spotted roaming the area, as it is adjacent to Nairobi National Park. Maasai herdsmen will also be seen taking their livestock to graze in this area despite it being a semi-arid place.