Thika town is 45km from the city centre and within the town you find Blue Posts Hotel. The hotel was first established in 1908 as a stopover of the white settlers who farmed and lived in the Central part of the country on their way out and back to the city. During the second world war in 1963 the British Army camped on the site and built up a few bandas whose posts they were standing on were painted blue and this is the name Blue Posts originated.
Today two rivers namely Thika River and Chania River each with a natural waterfall surround the hotel popularly known as „Hidden Jewel of Thika‟. Both rivers originate from the Aberdare Ranges though from different sources.