Embu County is divided into five sub-counties; namely, Embu West with headquarters at Embu town, and Embu North with headquarters at Manyatta. These two form Manyatta constituency, Embu East with headquarters at Runyenjes, Mbeere North with headquarters at Siakago, and Mbeere South with headquarters at the Kiritiri market.

Sub-County Divisions Area (Km2) No. of Locations
Embu West Central 69.5 2
Nembure 87.7 3
Embu North Manyatta 111.7 7
Embu East Runyenjes 153.4 6
Kyeni 100.4 5
Mbeere South Gachoka 297.6 3
Mwea 172.7 2
Makima 342.2 1
Kiritiri 508.9 5
Mbeere North Evurore 409.8 4
Siakago 361.3 4
Mt.Kenya Forest (part of Embu East and Embu North) 202.8
Total 2818 42