Kuria District

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Kuria District was an administrative district in the Nyanza Province of Kenya. Its capital town was Kehancha (sometimes spelled as Kihancha). The district has a population of 256,086 (2009 census) and an area of 581 km². It is inhabited by Kuria people.

Following the Referendum of 2010 and the promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya, Kuria District became part of Migori County.

Kuria district was split into two in December 2007, Kuria West district with Kehancha as the district capital and Kuria East district with Kegonga as the district capital.

Kuria West covers three administrative divisions namely Kehancha, Mabera and Masaba Divisions while Kuria East spans the two administrative divisions namely Kegonga and Ntimaru.

There are two constituencies in the former District, Kuria West and Kuria East . Kuria West is headed by Mathias Robi Nyamabe as of 2014 and Kura East is headed by Shadrack Manga. Kuria District is divided into five administrative divisions:

Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Kegonga 57,044 27,098 Kegonga
Kehancha 62,260 29,267 Ikerege
Mabera 44,782 7,213 Suba Kuria
Masaba 38,550 9,342 Masaba
Ntimaru 53,450 18,513 Ntimaru
Total 256,086 91,433 -
*2009 census. Sources: [1], [2]


Administrative Divisions of Kenya[edit]

Coordinates: 0°30′S 34°30′E / 0.500°S 34.500°E / -0.500; 34.500