Starehe Constituency

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CountyNairobi City
Area20 km2 (7.7 sq mi)
Current constituency
Number of membersOne
PartyJubilee Party
Member(s)Amos Mwago
Created fromNairobi Central

Starehe Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of seventeen constituencies in Nairobi City County. It consists of central and central to north areas of Nairobi. The constituency was established for the 1966 elections, with an area of 20 km2 (7.7 sq mi). It borders Westlands Constituency to the north; Mathare Constituency to the northeast; Kamukunji and Makadara constituencies to the east; Embakasi South Constituency to the south; Dagoretti North, Kibra and Lang'ata constituencies to the west.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Elections MP [1] Party Notes
1966 Clement Lubembe KANU One-party system
1969 Charles Rubia KANU One-party system
1974 Charles Rubia KANU One-party system
1979 Charles Rubia KANU One-party system
1983 Charles Rubia KANU One-party system.
1988 Kiruhi Kimondo KANU One-party system. Kimondo was dismissed by KANU in 1989.[2]
1989 Gerishon Kirima KANU By-elections. One-party system.
1992 Kiruhi Kimondo FORD-Asili Kimondo defected to KANU in 1989 resulting in by-elections.[2]
1994 Stephen Mwangi FORD-Asili By-elections
1997 Maina Kamanda Democratic Party
2002 Maina Kamanda NARC
2007 Margaret Wanjiru ODM Vote recount held in 2010 indicated that the poll was won by Maina Kamanda (PNU). As a result, a by-election was ordered to take place.[3]Wanjiru won in the by-election.[4]
2013 Maina Kamanda Jubilee
2017 Charles Njagua[5] Jubilee
2022 Amos Mwago Jubilee

Electoral wards[edit]

Following the 2013 election, Starehe six electoral wards are Nairobi Central, Ngara, Pangani, Landimawe, South B and Ziwani/ Kariokor.

Starehe Sub-county[edit]

The Sub-county partly shares the same boundaries with Starehe Constituency. The Sub-county is headed by the sub-county administrator, appointed by a County Public Service Board.[6]


  1. ^ Center for Multiparty Democracy: Politics and Paliamenterians in Kenya 1944-2007
  2. ^ a b Daily Nation, January 1, 2001: Notable people who departed
  3. ^ Daily Nation, September 20, 2010: Seats fell vacant after election petitions
  4. ^ Daily Nation, September 20, 2010: PNU trounced in Juja as ODM wins Starehe
  5. ^ IEBC Portal, August 2017 :[1] Archived 2017-08-10 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012" (PDF). Law Society of Kenya. p. 39. Retrieved 4 November 2022.

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