Embakasi Constituency was a former electoral constituency in Kenya. It was one of eight constituencies of Nairobi Province. It consists of eastern and southeastern suburbs of Nairobi. With 164,227 registered voters, it is the most populous constituency in Kenya. Embakasi constituency has common boundaries with Embakasi Division. The entire constituency is located within Nairobi City Council area. The constituency has an area of 208 km².
Members of Parliament
|1963||John David Kali||KANU|
|1966||B. Mwangi Karungaru||KANU||One-party system|
|1969||B. Mwangi Karungaru||KANU||One-party system|
|1974||Godfrey Muhuri Muchiri||KANU||One-party system|
|1976||Ezra H. Njoka||KANU||By-Election, One-party system|
|1979||Ezra H. Njoka||KANU||One-party system|
|1983||Godfrey Muhuri Muchiri||KANU||One-party system|
|1988||David Mwenje||KANU||One-party system|
|1997||David Mwenje||Democratic Party|
|2007||Mugabe Were||ODM||Killed in January 2008|
|2008||Ferdinand Waititu||PNU||By-election (June 10) |
In the early morning hours of January 27, 2008, the Member of Parliament for Embakasi Constituency, Mugabe Were, was shot dead by two gunmen near Kifaru Primary School. According to news reports, Mugabe had just arrived at his compound when the gunmen attacked him while still in his car, before the gate could be opened. Mugabe was elected as a member of the Orange Democratic Movement, Kenya's opposition party. Speculation as to whether or not this was a political assassination already surrounds the killing. If so, this would mark a new stage in the continuing crisis over the disputed presidential election of December 27, 2007.
Locations and wards
|Mukuru kwa Njenga||86,697|
|Embakasi / Mihang'o||13,322|
|Njiru / Mwiki||7,705|
- Center for Multiparty Democracy: Politics and Paliamenterians in Kenya 1944-2007[permanent dead link]
- Daily Nation, June 12, 2008: Kibaki congratulates by-election winners
- information.go.ke: CDF allocation by sector and location (2003-6)
- Electoral Commission of Kenya: Registered voters per polling station by electoral area/ward and constituency Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.