Marakwet East Constituency

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Marakwet East is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of four constituencies of Elgeyo-Marakwet County. Between 1992 and 2012, the constituency had eleven wards, all of which elected councillors for the defunct Marakwet County Council. However, after the promulgation of the new constitution, the constituency was subdivided into four wards: Embobut/Embolot, Endo, Kapyego, and Sambirir.

From 1963 to 1992, the constituency was known as Kerio North (not to be confused with Keiyo North, a constituency in the former Keiyo district). The name was changed to Kerio East in 1992. In 1997, the constituency was renamed Marakwet East.

Members of Parliament Since Independence[edit]

Period MP [1] Popular Name Party
1963 - 1969 Vincent Komen Too Arap Too KANU
1969 - 1974 Erick Cheserek Erick KANU
1974 - 1979 Vincent Komen Too Arap Too KANU
1979 - 1983 Vincent Komen Too Arap Too KANU
1983 - 1988 Robert Kiptoo Kipkorir Kasertich KANU
1988 - 1992 Robert Kiptoo Kipkorir Kasertich KANU
1992 - 1997 Fredrick Kisang Cheserek Chabat KANU
1997- 2002 John Kiptoo Marirmoi Marrirmoi KANU
2002 - 2007 Linah Jebii Kilimo Ma-Jebiwott NARC
2007 - 2012 Linah Jebii Kilimo Ma-Jebiwott KENDA
2013 - 2017 David Kangogo Bowen Kakuko URP

Wards (1992 - 2012)[edit]

  1. Embobut
  2. Embolot
  3. Endo
  4. Kaptich
  5. Kapyego
  6. Kipkaner
  7. Koibirir
  8. Mokoro
  9. Mon
  10. Murkutwo
  11. Sambirir
Ward Previous Wards Merged
Embobut/Embolot Embobut, Embolot
Endo Endo, Mokoro
Kapyego Kaptich, Kapyego
Sambirir Sambirir, Kipkaner, Mon, Murkutwo, Koibirir

References[edit]

  1. ^ Center for Multiparty Democracy: Politics and Parliamentarians in Kenya 1944–2007