Kasarani Constituency

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for the Parliament of Kenya
Current constituency
Created 1963
Party Jubilee Party
MP Mercy Gakuya

Kasarani Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of seventeen constituencies of Nairobi County. The entire constituency is located within Nairobi County, and has an area of 152.60 km².


The constituency was known as Nairobi Northeast Constituency at the 1963 and 1969 elections and as Mathare Constituency from 1974 elections to 1994 by-elections. Up until the 2007 elections it has been known as Kasarani Constituency. Prior to the 2013 general election, Kasarani was split up to form four constituencies: Kasarani, Roysambu Constituency, Ruaraka Constituency, and Mathare Constituency. [1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Elections MP [2] Party Notes
1963 Munyua Waiyaki KANU
1969 Munyua Waiyaki KANU One-party system
1974 Munyua Waiyaki KANU One-party system
1979 Munyua Waiyaki KANU One-party system
1983 Andrew Ngumba KANU One-party system. Ngumba fled the country in 1986.[3]
1986 Josephat Karanja KANU By-elections, One-party system
1988 Josephat Karanja KANU One-party system.
1992 Muraya Macharia FORD-Asili
1994 Fredrick Masinde Ford-Kenya By-elections. Masinde died, resulting in another by-elections.[4]
1994 Ochieng Mbeo Ford-Kenya By-elections (second one in 1994)
1997 Adolf Muchiri NDP
2002 William Omondi NARC
2007 Elizabeth Ongoro ODM
2013 John Njoroge Chege TNA
2017 Mercy Gakuya JUBILEE PARTY

Kenya general election 2017/ Muhammed Musyoka mulwa


Ward Population* Area (km²)
Clay City 30,658 15.30
Mwiki 39,156 18.80
Kasarani 30,658 15.30
Njiru 64,551 5.20
Ruai 35,961 98.00
Total 200,984 152.6
2009 census.[5]


  1. ^ "IEBC notably alters Ligale proposals". www.capitalfm.co.ke. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Center for Multiparty Democracy: Politics and Paliamenterians in Kenya 1944-2007[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Daily Nation, February 18, 2002: A position dogged by controversy
  4. ^ Daily Nation, 2002: Is re-election likely for MP?
  5. ^ information.go.ke: CDF allocation by sector and location (2003-6)

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