Starehe Constituency

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Starehe Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of seventeen constituencies in Nairobi County. It consists of central and central to north areas of Nairobi. Starehe constituency has common boundaries with Central Division of Nairobi. The entire constituency is located within Nairobi City Council area. The constituency was established for the 1966 elections.

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]
2011 Margaret Wanjiru ODM By-election [4]
2012 Maina Kamanda Jubilee

Locations and wards[edit]

Location Population*
Huruma 126,047
Kariokor 47,843
Mathare 96,559
Ngara 35,917
Starehe 22,398
Total x
1999 census.[5]
Ward Registered Voters
Central 33,156
Huruma 20,426
Kariokor 23,124
Mathare 25,536
Ngara 20,804
Total 123,046
*September 2005.[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. ^ CDF allocation by sector and location (2003-6)
  6. ^ Electoral Commission of Kenya: Registered voters per polling station by electoral area/ward and constituency

External links[edit]