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Kibra Constituency

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Created 2013
Party Orange Democratic Movement
MP Ken Okoth

Kibra Constituency is an electoral constituency in Nairobi County, Kenya. It is located to the southwest of the City of Nairobi, and includes Kibera slum and adjoining estates. The constituency was created prior to the 2013 general election. The Kibra Member of Parliament is Ken Okoth, of the Orange Democratic Movement.

Kibra is a Nubian word meaning 'forest' or 'jungle'.[1] The Nubians have lived in what is now Kibra since the end of the Second World War, when they were allocated land by the British colonial government.[2]

The entire constituency is located within Nairobi County, and has an area of 12.1 km². It was part of Langata Constituency until the Kenyan general election of 2013, when it was hived off by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.[3]

Members of Parliament

Elections Member of Parliament Party Notes
2013 Ken Okoth ODM

Wards

The constituency is made up of five wards, each of which elects a representative to the Nairobi County Assembly.[4]

Ward Area (km²) Population
Sarang'ombe 0.4 28,182
Woodley/Kenyatta Golf Course 9.5 35,355
Makina 0.7 25,242
Laini Saba 0.4 28,182
Lindi 0.5 35,158
Total 12.1 178,284

References

  1. ^ "Kenyan Facts". twitter.com. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Gathigah, Miriam. "Kenya: The Scramble for Kibera Slum". allAfrica.com. Inter Press Service. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "IEBC notably alters Ligale proposals". www.capitalfm.co.ke. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kibra Constituency No. 278". http://mudavadi2013.com. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 

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