Embakasi Constituency

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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.

The division has since been split into Embakasi South Constituency, Embakasi North Constituency, Embakasi Central Constituency, Embakasi East Constituency, and Embakasi West Constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Elections MP [1] Party Notes
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
1992 Henry Ruhiu FORD-Asili
1997 David Mwenje Democratic Party
2002 David Mwenje NARC
2007 Mugabe Were ODM Killed in January 2008
2008 Ferdinand Waititu PNU By-election (June 10) [2]

Mugabe Were[edit]

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.[3][4]

Locations and wards[edit]

Location Population*
Dandora 154,157
Embakasi 32,027
Kariobangi South 24,528
Kayole 137,866
Mukuru kwa Njenga 86,697
Njiru 25,251
Ruai 17,531
Umoja 137,866
Total 615,923
1999 census.[5]
Ward Registered Voters
Dandora A 17,223
Dandora B 21,735
Embakasi / Mihang'o 13,322
Kariobangi South 8,589
Kayole 27,506
Komarock 9,413
Mukuru 22,060
Njiru / Mwiki 7,705
Ruai 5,944
Savanna 10,149
Umoja 20,581
Total 164,227
*September 2005.[6]


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