It encompasses Kangema township which is the headquarters of the newly created Murang'a North District. Murang'a North is a heavily populated district of the Central Province and it covers a vast portion of the Aberdare Ranges. The economic mainstay for Kangema is agriculture, most of the land being under Tea, Coffee, wattle and subsistence food crops. There is vibrant trade of consumer goods in the township and the adjacent towns of Gakira, Gitugu, Kiairathe Kanyenya-ini and Rwathia.
Nascent industry includes milk, tea and coffee processing factories. The area is well served by transport and communication infrastructure.
Members of Parliament
|1963||Julius Gikonyo Kiano||KANU|
|1966||R. Mwangi Wanjagi||KANU||One-party system|
|1969||R. Mwangi Wanjagi||KANU||One-party system|
|1974||Joseph Kamotho||KANU||One-party system|
|1979||Joseph Kamotho||KANU||One-party system|
|1983||John Michuki||KANU||One-party system.|
|1988||Joseph Kamotho||KANU||One-party system.|
|1992||John Michuki||Ford-Asili||By Election|
|1997||John Michuki||Ford-People||By Election|
|2002||John Michuki||NARC||By Election|
|2007||John Michuki||PNU||By Election|
|2012||Tiras Nyingi Ngahu||TNA||By Election|
Locations and wards
- Center for Multiparty Democracy: Politics and Parliamentarians in Kenya 1944–2007 Archived 28 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
- information.go.ke: CDF allocation by sector and location (2003–6)
- Electoral Commission of Kenya: Registered voters per polling station by electoral area/ward and constituency Archived 29 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.