Kacheliba Constituency

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Kacheliba
constituency
for the Parliament of Kenya
Current constituency
Created 1988
Party United Republican Party
MP Mark Lomunokol

Kacheliba Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of four constituencies of West Pokot County. The constituency has six wards, which are represented by Members of County Assembly at the West Pokot County Assembly in Kapenguria. The constituency was established before the 1988 elections in order to cater to the interests of the Kara-Pokot community following years of under representation. The constituency was created by the Electoral Commission of Kenya through a publication in the Kenya Gazette.[1]

Historically, Kacheliba constituency was part of the Northern Frontier District of Kenya. The constituency, along with the rest of West Pokot County and Turkana County were transferred from the Uganda Protectorate to Kenya Colony by the British colonial government in 1926.[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Elections MP [3] Party Notes
1988 Samuel Poghisio KANU One-party system.
1990 Peter L. Nang’ole KANU By-elections, One-party system.
1992 Peter L. Nang’ole KANU
1997 Samuel Poghisio KANU
2002 Samuel Poghisio KANU
2007 Samuel Poghisio ODM
2013 Mark Lomunokol URP

County Assembly Wards[edit]

Kacheliba Constituency is made up of six wards, all located within West Pokot County.

Ward Population (2009 Census) Area ( km2) Sub-Counties
Suam 22,223 393.10 Kanyerus, Kopulio, Nakuyen, Karon, Kacheliba and Nge'nge'chwa
Kodich 22,539 283.80 Lokichar, Orolwo, Kalemngorok, Kodich, Cherangan and Karameri
Kasei 14,765 782.50 Kasei, Kamketo, Karokou, Sirwach, Korpu, Kachawa, Kaptolomwo, Ompolion, Kamunono
Kapchok 24,684 438.20 Konyao and Kapyen
Kiwawa 28,235 938.60 Kases, Kiwawa, Chelopoy, Kauriong, Mbaru, Lopet, Chepropogh, Pcholio and Kamunai
Alale 43,565 1,020.00 Kopito, Lorsuk, Apuke, Kola, Kodii, Akoret, Alale, Naruoro, Amakuriat, Kalapata, Mekuyo, Lotukum, Nauyapong, Lokitonyala and Sasak
*September 2005.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kenya Districts and Provincial Bill, 1966
  2. ^ Oyugi, ed. by Walter O. (1994). Politics and administration in East Africa. Nairobi: East African Educational Publishers. ISBN 9966-46-894-3. 
  3. ^ Center for Multiparty Democracy: Politics and Parliamentarians in Kenya 1944–2007
  4. ^ Electoral Commission of Kenya: Registered voters per polling station by electoral area/ward and constituency