Mwingi South Constituency

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Mwingi South Constituency was a former electoral constituency in Kenya. It was one of two constituencies in the former Mwingi District. The constituency was established for the 1997 elections.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Elections MP[1] Party Notes
1997 David Musila KANU
2002 David Musila NARC
2007 David Musila ODM-Kenya

Mwingi is on the main road coming from Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, through Thika and on to Garissa. It is one of the main stops to get fuel and supplies. It is about 210 km from Nairobi. Back in the 1950s missionaries whose surnames were Armes and Campbell built a hospital, which has now become the major source of medical aid for the local people. It started out at an out patient clinic under the trees, grew to a two-room cement block house and then into an 80-bed hospital with a surgery. At one time Mwingi, the upper part of town was run by Muslims and the lower part by the local Africans. Mwingi is located in the Kamba tribe. I speak from experience for I grew up at Mwingi as a small boy and it was my father who built the hospital.

Locations and wards[edit]

Location Population*
Kalitini 7,689
Kiomo 18,391
Kyome 11,312
Migwani 21,180
Mui 10,544
Mumbuni 15,462
Mutyangome 6,286
Nguutani 19,285
Nuu 9,023
Thitani 15,539
Ukasi 12,951
Wingemi 9,707
Total x
1999 census.[2]
Ward Registered Voters Local Authority
Katalwa / Nzeluni 4,950 Mwingi town
Kavuvwani 4,441 Mwingi town
Kyethani / Kiomo 6,449 Mwingi town
Kalitini / Mui 7,023 Mwingi county
Kyome 3,912 Mwingi county
Mutyangome 1,954 Mwingi county
Nguutani 6,210 Mwingi county
Nuu 3,203 Mwingi county
Thitani 5,703 Mwingi county
Ukasi 4,678 Mwingi county
Wingemi 3,289 Mwingi county
Total 59,527
*September 2005.[3]


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