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State five factors that have led to the growth of Thika as an industrial town.

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    1. Expansive flat land for setting industries
    2. The government policy of decentralization of industries has encouraged the growth.
    3. Nearness to Nairobi has led to industrial interdependence/ ease of access to supplies.
    4. The rich agricultural winter land has provided raw materials for industries
    5. The high population around Thika provides ready market for the industrial products.
    6. The abundant supply of water from river Chania which is used for industrial purposes
    7. The roads( Thika Super Highway)/ railway links/ accessibility have made it easy to receive raw materials and sell the industrial products
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