The Central Province of Kenya (Kiswahili: Mkoa wa Kati) was one of 8 Provinces of Kenya before the 2010 constitution did away with provinces and organised the country into 47 counties. Its neighbours were to the North Rift Valley, Nairobi to the south, Eastern to the East and south. The provincial headquarters was Nyeri Town.
There were 8 legally created districts in this province. These were Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Maragua, Murang’a, Thika, and Kiambu.
After the 2010 constitution, the county boundaries and names followed those of the districts. The province was headed by a provincial commissioner. It is now moribund, but under the office of the president, the region previously known as Central province is now known as Central region and is under a Regional Commissioner appointed by the President domiciled at Nyeri.