Gatundu South Constituency

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Gatundu South is an electoral constituency in Kiambu County, Kenya and the seat of the District Officer in Gatundu Town. It is one of twelve constituencies in Kiambu County. The constituency has four wards, Kiamwangi, Kiganjo, Ndarugo and Ng'enda all of them are within Kiambu County council. The constituency was established before the 1997 General Elections. Previously it was part of the larger Gatundu Constituency which was split into Gatundu South Constituency and Gatundu North Constituency it is ranked 182 out of 210 Constituencies in Kenya in size and 165 out of 210 in population size.

Two of Kenya's Presidents are from Gatundu South Constituency: Mzee Jomo Kenyatta (Kenya's founding father and first President of The Republic of Kenya 1964-1978) and his son President Uhuru Kenyatta, 2013-Present.

The current Gatundu South MP is Moses Kuria who succeeded Jossy Ngugi Nyumu who died after collapsing at his Runda home, in May 2014.

Theta Dam[edit]

Theta Dam is in Gatundu South it's located inside Kinale Forest, its being constructed across Theta River in Gatundu South constituency. The project includes construction of a 17 meter high compacted earth fill dam, Construction of a reinforced concrete spillway and Laying of a 3.5km long 500mm diameter steel pipeline up to the Mundoro forest edge.

On completion, Theta dam reservoir will have a storage capacity of 2 million cubic meters (2 Billion liters). This will enable production of 15,000 m3/day of water that will augment both the Ndarugu and Thiririka water projects reliability. This will improve water supply to the upper parts of Gatundu such as Gachika, Kiamuoria, Kiganjo, Gatitu of greater Kiganjo location and upper parts of greater Ndarugu locations.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Elections MP [1] Party Notes
1979 Ngengi Muigai KANU
1983 Ngengi Muigai KANU
1988 Zachary Kimemia Gakunju KANU
1992 Anthony Kamuiru Gitau Ford Asili Party
1997 Moses Mwihia SDP
2002 Uhuru Kenyatta KANU
2007 Uhuru Kenyatta KANU Elected President of the Republic of Kenya on March 4th 2013 on a TNA Ticket
2013 Jossy Ngugi Nyumu TNA Died May 2014
Kenyan by-election, 2014 Moses Kuria TNA
2017 Moses Kuria Jubilee

Population Data[edit]


177 km2 (68 sq mi) (Ranked 182 of 210 Constituencies)


107,049 (Ranked 165 of 210 Constituencies)

Population Density

593.5/km2 (1,537/sq mi) (Ranked 40 of 210 Constituencies)





Gender Index (women to men)

1.08 (Ranked 53 of 210 Constituencies)



Average Household size

3.82 (Ranked 167 of 210 Constituencies)

Registered Voters


Proportion of Population Registered to Vote

0.48 (Ranked 19 of 210 Constituencies)

Proportion of Youth Voters

0.42 (Ranked 162 of 210 Constituencies)

Locations and wards[edit]

Location Population*
Kiamwangi 23,630
Kiganjo 28,502
Ndaragu 21,554
Ng'enda 46,562
Total x
1999 census.[2]
Ward Registered Voters
Kiamwangi 11,333
Kiganjo 12,698
Ndaragu 9,459
Ng'enda 23,154
Total 56,644
*September 2005.[3]


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