List of constituencies of Kenya

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Constituencies of Kenya are used to select members of the Kenyan parliament. Currently there are 210 constituencies in Kenya. However, following the promulgation of the new constitution, the number of constituencies are to be increased to 290. A formula has been prescribed in the Constitution on how these Constituencies will be defined based on population numbers.

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Expected Distribution of Constituencies by Counties following Promulgation of the new Constitution

Nairobi County,

  • Population= 3,138,369; Current No. of Seats = 8; Min allowed seats = 17; Max allowed seats = 24; Expected optimum seats = 20

Kakamega County,

  • Population= 1,660,651; Current No. of Seats = 9; Min allowed seats = 10; Max allowed seats = 17; Expected optimum seats = 12

Bungoma County,

  • Population= 1,630,934; Current No. of Seats = 7; Min allowed seats = 10; Max allowed seats = 16; Expected optimum seats = 12

Kiambu County,

  • Population= 1,623,282; Current No. of Seats = 9; Min allowed seats = 10; Max allowed seats = 16; Expected optimum seats = 12

Nakuru County,

  • Population= 1,603,325; Current No. of Seats = 6; Min allowed seats = 10; Max allowed seats = 16; Expected optimum seats = 12

Meru County,

  • Population= 1,356,301; Current No. of Seats = 7; Min allowed seats = 8; Max allowed seats = 14; Expected optimum seats = 10

Kisii County,

  • Population= 1,152,282; Current No. of Seats = 7; Min allowed seats = 7; Max allowed seats = 12; Expected optimum seats = 8

Kilifi County,

  • Population= 1,109,735; Current No. of Seats = 5; Min allowed seats = 7; Max allowed seats = 11; Expected optimum seats = 8

Machakos County,

  • Population= 1,098,584; Current No. of Seats = 6; Min allowed seats = 7; Max allowed seats = 11; Expected optimum seats = 8

Migori County,

  • Population= 1,028,579; Current No. of Seats = 6; Min allowed seats = 6; Max allowed seats = 11; Expected optimum seats = 7

Mandera County,

  • Population= 1,025,756; Current No. of Seats = 3; Min allowed seats = 6; Max allowed seats = 10; Expected optimum seats = 7

Kitui County,

  • Population= 1,012,709; Current No. of Seats = 6; Min allowed seats = 6; Max allowed seats = 8; Expected optimum seats = 5

Kisumu County,

  • Population= 968,909; Current No. of Seats = 6; Min allowed seats = 6; Max allowed seats = 9; Expected optimum seats = 7

Homa Bay County,

  • Population= 963,794; Current No. of Seats = 4; Min allowed seats = 6; Max allowed seats = 10; Expected optimum seats = 7

Murang'a County,

  • Population= 942,581; Current No. of Seats = 6; Min allowed seats = 6; Max allowed seats = 10; Expected optimum seats = 7

Mombasa County,

  • Population= 939,370; Current No. of Seats = 4; Min allowed seats = 6; Max allowed seats = 8; Expected optimum seats = 6

Uasin Gishu County,

  • Population= 894,179; Current No. of Seats = 3; Min allowed seats = 6; Max allowed seats = 9; Expected optimum seats = 6

Makueni County,

  • Population= 1111,179; Current No. of Seats = 5; Min allowed seats = 6; Max allowed seats = 9; Expected optimum seats = 6

Turkana County,

  • Population= 855,399; Current No. of Seats = 3; Min allowed seats = 5; Max allowed seats = 9; Expected optimum seats = 6

Narok County,

  • Population= 850,920; Current No. of Seats = 3; Min allowed seats = 5; Max allowed seats = 9; Expected optimum seats = 6

Siaya County,

  • Population= 842,304; Current No. of Seats = 5; Min allowed seats = 5; Max allowed seats = 9; Expected optimum seats = 6

Trans-Nzoia County,

  • Population= 818,757; Current No. of Seats = 3; Min allowed seats = 5; Max allowed seats = 8; Expected optimum seats = 6

Kericho County,

  • Population= 758,339; Current No. of Seats = 4; Min allowed seats = 5; Max allowed seats = 8; Expected optimum seats = 6

Nandi County,

  • Population= 752,965; Current No. of Seats = 4; Min allowed seats = 5; Max allowed seats = 8; Expected optimum seats = 6

Bomet County,

  • Population= 724,186; Current No. of Seats = 4; Min allowed seats = 5; Max allowed seats = 8; Expected optimum seats = 6

Nyeri County,

  • Population= 693,558; Current No. of Seats = 6; Min allowed seats = 4; Max allowed seats = 7; Expected optimum seats = 6

Kajiado County,

  • Population= 687,312; Current No. of Seats = 3; Min allowed seats = 4; Max allowed seats = 7; Expected optimum seats = 5

Wajir County,

  • Population= 661,941; Current No. of Seats = 4; Min allowed seats = 4; Max allowed seats = 7; Expected optimum seats = 5

Kwale County,

  • Population= 649,931; Current No. of Seats = 3; Min allowed seats = 4; Max allowed seats = 7; Expected optimum seats = 5

Garissa County,

  • Population= 623,060; Current No. of Seats = 4; Min allowed seats = 4; Max allowed seats = 7; Expected optimum seats = 5

Nyamira County,

  • Population= 598,252; Current No. of Seats = 3; Min allowed seats = 4; Max allowed seats = 6; Expected optimum seats = 5

Nyandarua County,

  • Population= 596,268; Current No. of Seats = 4; Min allowed seats = 4; Max allowed seats = 6; Expected optimum seats = 5

Baringo County,

  • Population= 555,561; Current No. of Seats = 5; Min allowed seats = 4; Max allowed seats = 6; Expected optimum seats = 5

Vihiga County,

  • Population= 554,622; Current No. of Seats = 4; Min allowed seats = 4; Max allowed seats = 6; Expected optimum seats = 4

Kirinyaga County,

  • Population= 528,054; Current No. of Seats = 4; Min allowed seats = 4; Max allowed seats = 6; Expected optimum seats = 4

Embu County,

  • Population= 516,212; Current No. of Seats = 4; Min allowed seats = 3; Max allowed seats = 6; Expected optimum seats = 4

West Pokot County,

  • Population= 512,690; Current No. of Seats = 3; Min allowed seats = 3; Max allowed seats = 5; Expected optimum seats = 4

Busia County,

  • Population= 488,075; Current No. of Seats = 4; Min allowed seats = 3; Max allowed seats = 5; Expected optimum seats = 4

Laikipia County,

  • Population= 399,227; Current No. of Seats = 2; Min allowed seats = 3; Max allowed seats = 4; Expected optimum seats = 4

Elgeyo Marakwet County,

  • Population= 369,998; Current No. of Seats = 4; Min allowed seats = 3; Max allowed seats = 4; Expected optimum seats = 4

Tharaka-Nithi County,

  • Population= 365,330; Current No. of Seats = 2; Min allowed seats = 3; Max allowed seats = 4; Expected optimum seats = 3

Marsabit County,

  • Population= 291,166; Current No. of Seats = 4; Min allowed seats = 2; Max allowed seats = 3; Expected optimum seats = 3

Taita Taveta County,

  • Population= 284,657; Current No. of Seats = 4; Min allowed seats = 2; Max allowed seats = 3; Expected optimum seats = 3

Tana River County,

  • Population= 240,075; Current No. of Seats = 3; Min allowed seats = 2; Max allowed seats = 3; Expected optimum seats = 3

Samburu County,

  • Population= 223,947; Current No. of Seats = 2; Min allowed seats = 2; Max allowed seats = 3; Expected optimum seats = 2

Isiolo County,

  • Population= 143,294; Current No. of Seats = 2; Min allowed seats = 1; Max allowed seats = 2; Expected optimum seats = 2

Lamu County,

  • Population= 101,539; Current No. of Seats = 2; Min allowed seats = 1; Max allowed seats = 1; Expected optimum seats = 1


Existing Constituencies of Kenya by Province and District

note: districts are as of the beginning of 2006

Kenya has had a single-winner voting system, meaning each constituency elects only one MP. Constituencies are further divided into wards, used to select Councillors for local authorities of Kenya.

Both parliamentary and civic representatives were elected during general elections taking place every five years. The last general elections were held in 2007 and caused a huge riot.

Nairobi Province

Nairobi:

Central Province

Nyandarua District:

Nyeri District:

Kirinyaga District:

Maragua District:

Muranga District:

Thika District:

Kiambu District:

Coast Province

Kilifi District:

  • Bahari Constituency
  • Ganze Constituency
  • Kaloleni Constituency

Kwale District:

Lamu District:

  • Lamu East Constituency
  • Lamu West Constituency

Malindi District:

Mombasa District:

Taita-Taveta District:

Tana River District:

  • Bura Constituency
  • Galole Constituency
  • Garsen Constituency

Eastern Province

Embu District:

Isiolo District:

  • Isiolo North Constituency
  • Isiolo South Constituency

Kitui District:

Machakos District

Makueni District:

Marsabit District:

Mbeere District:

Meru District:

Meru North District:

Meru South District:

Moyale District:

Mwingi District:

Tharaka District:

  • Tharaka Constituency

North Eastern Province

Garissa District:

Ijara District:

  • Ijara Constituency

Wajir District:

  • Wajir East Constituency
  • Wajir North Constituency
  • Wajir South Constituency
  • Wajir West Constituency

Mandera District:

Nyanza Province

Bondo District:

Gucha District:

Homa Bay District:

Kisii District:

Kisumu District:

Kuria District:

  • Kuria Constituency

Migori District:

Nyamira District:

Nyando District:

Rachuonyo District

  • Karachuonyo Constituency
  • Kasipul Kabondo Constituency

Siaya District:

Suba District:

Rift Valley Province

Baringo District:

Bomet District:

Buret District:

  • Bureti Constituency
  • Konoin Constituency

Kajiado District:

Keiyo District:

Kericho District:

  • Ainamoi Constituency
  • Belgut Constituency
  • Kipkelion Constituency

Koibatek District:

Laikipia District

  • Laikipia East Constituency
  • Laikipia West Constituency

Marakwet District:

Nakuru District:

Nandi District:

Narok District

Samburu District

  • Samburu East Constituency
  • Samburu West Constituency

Trans Mara District

  • Kilgoris Constituency

Trans-Nzoia District

Turkana District:

  • Turkana Central Constituency
  • Turkana North Constituency
  • Turkana South Constituency

Uasin Gishu District:

West Pokot District

  • Kacheliba Constituency
  • Kapenguria Constituency
  • Sigor Constituency

Western Province

Bungoma District:

  • Bumula Constituency
  • Kanduyi Constituency
  • Kimilili Constituency
  • Sirisia Constituency
  • Webuye Constituency

Busia District:

Butere/Mumias District

Kakamega District:

Lugari District:

Mount Elgon District:

  • Mt Elgon Constituency

Teso District

  • Amagoro Constituency

Vihiga District:

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