Kikuyu Constituency

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Kikuyu Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of eleven constituencies in Kiambu County. The constituency was established for the 1963 elections. From 1988 elections to 2002 elections it was known as Kabete Constituency. With the new demarcation of constituencies by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the constituency was split into two and now we have Kikuyu Constituency and Kabete Constituency. . The Current Member of Parliament for Kikuyu Constituency is Hon. Anthony Kimani Ichung'wa who was elected on The National Alliance Party (TNA) ticket. He is also the Vice - Chairman of the Public Investments Committee, Member of the committee of Powers and Privileges and equally a Member of the Departmental Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Co-operatives in parliament. Kikuyu Constituency Boarders Kabete, Limuru, Westlands and Dagoreti Constituencies. The constituency had its name changed to Kabete Constituency before 2007 General Elections and Later in 2012 during the review of boundaries by the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the constituency was split into two, thereby creating Kikuyu and Kabete constituencies Respectively.

Kikuyu Constituency has registered rapid growth in the recent past due to the demand for housing which the construction sector is rapidly trying to match. More and more housing units are being put up especially on plots with close proximity with the road. The area provides a conducive area for habitation and due to the elaborate infrastructure and proximity to Nairobi where most individuals work. The region has a mixture of urban and semi-urban lifestyle which makes it possible for people to access food easily from surrounding farmers as well as access other social amenities with ease.


Other constituencies within Kiambu county are; Limuru, Lari, Gatundu North, Gatundu South, Juja, Thika Town, Ruiru Githunguri, Kiambu and Kiambaa.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Elections MP [1] Party Notes
2013 Kimani Ichung'wah TNA Jubilee Coalition
2007 Lewis Nguyai Nganga PNU
2002 Paul Kibugi Muite Safina
1997 Paul Kibugi Muite Safina
1992 Paul Kibugi Muite Ford-K
1988 Peter Kabibi Kinyanjui KANU One-party system.
1983 Peter Kabibi Kinyanjui KANU One-party system.
1980 Charles Njonjo KANU By-elections. One-party system.
1979 Amos Ng'ang'a KANU One-party system
1974 Amos Ng’ang’a KANU One-party system
1969 Joseph Kararahe Gatuguta KANU One-party system
1963 Joseph Kararahe Gatuguta KANU

Wards[edit]

Wards
Ward Registered Voters Local Authority
Kabete 11,479 Kikuyu town
Karai 12,602 Kiambu county
Kikuyu 17,510 Kikuyu town
Kinoo 15,707 Kikuyu town
Muguga 14,475 Kikuyu town
Nyathuna 11,572 Kikuyu town
Total 83,345
*September 2005.[2]

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