Butere Constituency

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Butere Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of twelve constituencies in Kakamega County and one four in the former Butere/Mumias District. The constituency has six wards, all electing councillors to the Butere/Mumias County Council. The constituency was established for the 1963 elections.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Elections MP [1] Party Notes
1963 Joseph Martin Shikuku KADU
1969 Joseph Martin Shikuku KANU One-party system
1974 Joseph Martin Shikuku KANU One-party system
1975 Richard Litunya KANU By-election. One-party system
1979 Joseph Martin Shikuku KANU One-party system
1983 Joseph Martin Shikuku KANU One-party system.
1988 Jesse Eshikhati Opembe KANU One-party system.
1989 J. A. O. Okwara KANU By-election. One-party system.
1992 Joseph Martin Shikuku Ford-A
1997 Amukowa Anangwe KANU
2002 Wycliffe Oparanya NARC
2007 Wycliffe Oparanya ODM


Ward Registered Voters
Butere township 7,039
Central Marama 6,362
Marenyo / Shianda 8,510
North Marama 7,241
Manyala and Masaba 7,261
West Marama 9,164
Total 45,577
*September 2005.[2]


  1. ^ Center for Multiparty Democracy: Politics and Parliamentarians in Kenya 1944–2007 Archived October 28, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Electoral Commission of Kenya: Registered voters per polling station by electoral area/ward and constituency Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.