Kamukunji Constituency

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Kamukunji Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of seventeen constituencies of Nairobi County. It consists of central to eastern areas of Nairobi. Kamukunji constituency has common boundaries with Pumwani Division of Nairobi. The entire constituency is located within Nairobi City Council area. The constituency has an area of 12 km². It was known as Nairobi Central Constituency at the 1963 elections, but has had its current name since the 1969 elections.

Prominent politician Tom Mboya was the first MP from this constituency. He was assassinated in 1969.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Elections MP[1] Party Notes
1963 Tom Mboya KANU
1969 Maina Wanjigi KANU One-party system
1974 Maina Wanjigi KANU One-party system
1979 Philip Nicholas Gor KANU One-party system
1983 Maina Wanjigi KANU One-party system
1988 Maina Wanjigi KANU One-party system
1992 George Nthenge FORD-Asili
1997 Norman Nyagah Democratic Party
2002 Norman Nyagah NARC
2007 Simon Mbugua PNU Results were not declared until August 2008 due to a court case.[2] However, he eventually lost the seat as the election was annulled by a court in January 2011[3]
2011 Abdi Yusuf Hassan PNU By-election August 18, 2011: Yusuf Hassan (PNU – 19,030), Jonny Ibrahim (ODM – 15,476), Brian Weke (Narc-Kenya – 4,064)[4][5]
2013 Abdi Yusuf Hassan TNA [Election March 04, 2013 :

Locations and wards[edit]

Location Population*
Bahati 55,082
Eastleigh North 98,277
Eastleigh South 74,13
Kamukunji 25,851
Pumwani 29,616
Total 201,783
1999 census.[6]
Ward Registered Voters
Eastleigh North 21,450
Eastleigh South 14,721
Kimathi 7,010
Muthurwa/Shauri Moyo 17,513
Pumwani 18,032
Uhuru 11,860
Total 90,586
*September 2005.[7]


  1. ^ Center for Multiparty Democracy: Politics and Paliamenterians in Kenya 1944–2007
  2. ^ The Standard, August 12, 2008: Kamukunji: Eyes now shift to Starehe
  3. ^ Daily Nation, January 27, 2011: Kamukunji MP loses seat in poll petition
  4. ^ [1] Daily Nation, April 21, 2011
  5. ^ [2] Capital FM, August 2, 2011
  6. ^ information.go.ke: CDF allocation by sector and location (2003–6)
  7. ^ Electoral Commission of Kenya: Registered voters per polling station by electoral area/ward and constituency

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