Funyula Constituency

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Funyula Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of seven constituencies in Busia County. The constituency was established for the 1997 elections. At independence it was known as Busia Central represented in parliament by the Late James Machio till 1967 upon his death. During the resulting By-elections the seat was won by the Late Habil Kanani who lost the seat to Arthur Ochwada in the General Elections of 1969. Ochwada served one term and lost to Dr. Julia Ojiambo in the General Election of 1974. Dr. Ojiambo served two terms and lost Moody Awori in the snap General Elections of 1983.

Former vice-president Moody Awori used to represent Funyula constituency. Before the constituency was established, he had represented the Busia South and Samia constituencies (both now disestablished).[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Elections MP [1] Party Notes
1997 Moody Awori KANU
2002 Moody Awori NARC
2007 Paul Otuoma ODM NB: Funyula was one time known by the name "Otoro", during its existence as a market center.


Ward Registered Voters Local Authority
Bwiri 5,552 Busia county
Funyula North 9,056 Busia county
Funyula South 9,207 Busia county
Namboboto 3,381 Funyula town
Nangina 2,220 Funyula town
Odiado 1,044 Funyula town
Wakhungu 1,493 Funyula town
Total 31,953
*September 2005.[2]


  1. ^ a b 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.