Westlands Constituency

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for the Parliament of Kenya
Current constituency
Created 1963
Party Orange Democratic Movement
MP Timothy Wanyonyi Wetangula
Westlands Constituency, IEBC March 2012
Westlands Constituency 1969-2012 (Kenya)

Westlands Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya.[1] It is one of the seventeen constituencies in Nairobi County. The constituency is situated within Westlands Sub-county, formerly Westlands District. The entire constituency is located within Nairobi City County. The constituency has an area of 72.4 km². It was known as Nairobi Northeast Constituency at the 1963 elections, then as Parklands Constituency and since 1988 elections it has been known as Westlands Constituency.

In 2013, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission hived off a portion of Westlands Constituency to form Dagoretti North Constituency. [2]

Westlands constituency contains some of the high suburb areas such as Runda, LakeView, Muthaiga, Kitisuru and Highridge, as well as slum areas like Kangemi, Githogoro, DeepSea, Mji Wa Huruma, Kaptagat, Kibagare, Ndumboini, Maasai and Suswa.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Elections MP [3] Party Notes
1963 Fitz Remedios Santana de Souza KANU
1969 Samuel Kivuitu KANU One-party system
1974 Isaac Waweru KANU One-party system
1979 Krishan Chander Gautama KANU One-party system
1983 Samuel Kivuitu KANU One-party system.
1988 Njoroge Mungai KANU One-party system.
1992 Amin Walji KANU Walji died during his tenure [4]
1994 Fred Gumo KANU By-elections
1997 Fred Gumo KANU
2002 Fred Gumo NARC
2007 Fred Gumo ODM Election Results: Gumo 35,821; Tett 24,594; Mueke 5,501; Pattni 4,586
2013 Timothy Wanyonyi Wetangula ODM Election Results: Wetangula 42,558; Kihara Otiende 26,571

Locations and wards[edit]

Ward Population km2 County Assembly Representative
Kitisuru 31,202 21.3 Alvin Alango PalaPala ODM
Parkland/Highridge 38,344 8.2 Jeffer Abdulwahab Kassam ODM
Karura 26,453 38.2 Stephen Kamau Thuo TNA
Kangemi 44,564 1.6 Peter Vukindu Isuha ODM
Mountain View 36,126 3.1 Beatrice Kwamboka Makori ODM


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "IEBC notably alters Ligale proposals". www.capitalfm.co.ke. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Center for Multiparty Democracy: Politics and Paliamenterians in Kenya 1944-2007
  4. ^ Daily Nation, March 18, 2002: Mwau looking past merger poll

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