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Kenya’s former 8 provinces & current 290 constituencies, 47 counties

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Kenya’s former 8 provinces & current 290 constituencies, 47 counties
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Kenya is one of the most advanced democracies in Africa. It lies to the east of Africa (Uganda), west of the Indian Ocean, north of Tanzania, south west of Somalia, south of Ethiopia, and south east of South Sudan. Formerly, Kenya was divided to eight provinces that were under the Provincial Commissioner. These regions were further subdivided into 47 counties and 290 constituencies. A constituency is further divided into wards.

This article will highlight the population of each county, according to the 2009 national census, and the number of constituencies in each of the counties.

I. Former Coast Province

Former Coast Province

 

1. Mombasa

Population (2009): 939,370.
Current number of seats: 6.
Constituencies: 1. Changamwe, 2. Jomvu, 3. Kisauni, 4. Nyali, 5. Likoni, 6. Mvita.

2. Kwale County

Population (2009): 649,930.
Current number of seats: 4.
Constituencies: 7. Msambweni, 8. Lunga Lunga, 9. Matuga, 10. Kinango.

3. Kilifi County

Population (2009): 1,109,735.
Current number of seats: 7.
Constituencies: 11. Kilifi North, 12. Kilifi South, 13. Kaloleni, 14. Rabai, 15. Ganze, 16. Malindi, 17. Magarini.

4. Tana River County

Population (2009): 240,075.
Current number of seats: 3.
Constituencies: 18. Garsen, 19. Galole, 20. Bura.

5. Lamu County

Population (2009): 101,539.
Current number of seats: 2.
Constituencies: 21. Lamu East, 22. Lamu West.

6. Taita–Taveta County

Population (2009): 284,657.
Current number of seats: 4.
Constituencies: 23. Taveta, 24. Wundanyi, 25. Mwatate, 26. Voi.

II. Former North Eastern Province

North Eastern Province

7. Garissa County

Population (2009): 623,060.
Current number of seats: 6.
Constituencies: 27. Garissa Township (formerly Dujis Constituency), 28. Balambala, 29. Lagdera, 30. Dadaab, 31. Fafi, 32. Ijara.

8. Wajir County

Population (2009): 661,941.
Current number of seats: 6.
Constituencies: 33. Wajir North, 34. Wajir East, 35. Tarbaj, 36. Wajir West, 37. Eldas, 38. Wajir South.

9. Mandera County

Population (2009): 1,025,756.
Current number of seats: 6.
Constituencies: 39. Mandera West, 40. Banissa, 41. Mandera North, 42. Mandera South, 43. Mandera East, 44. Lafey.

III. Former Eastern Province

Former Eastern Province

10. Marsabit County

Population (2009): 291,166.
Current number of seats: 4.
Constituencies: 45. Moyale, 46. North Horr, 47. Saku, 48. Laisamis.

11. Isiolo County

Population (2009): 143,294.
Current number of seats: 2.
Constituencies: 49. Isiolo North, 50. Isiolo South.

12. Meru County

Population (2009): 1,356,301.
Current number of seats: 9.
Constituencies: 51. Igembe South, 52. Igembe Central, 53. Igembe North, 54. Tigania West, 55. Tigania East, 56. North Imenti, 57. Buuri, 58. Central Imenti, 59. South Imenti.

13. Tharaka-Nithi County

Population (2009): 365,330.
Current number of seats: 3.
Constituencies: 60. Maara, 61. Chuka/Igambang’ombe, 62. Tharaka.

14. Embu County

Population (2009): 516,212.
Current number of seats: 4.
Constituencies: 63. Manyatta, 64. Runyenjes, 65. Mbeere South, 66. Mbeere North.

15. Kitui County

Population (2009): 1,012,709.
Current number of seats: 8.
Constituencies: 67. Mwingi North, 68. Mwingi West, 69. Mwingi Central, 70. Kitui West, 71. Kitui Rural, 72. Kitui Central, 73. Kitui East, 74. Kitui South.

16. Machakos County

Population (2009): 1,098,584.
Current number of seats: 8.
Constituencies: 75. Masinga, 76. Yatta, 77. Kangundo, 78. Matungulu, 79. Kathiani, 80. Mavoko, 81. Machakos Town, 82. Mwala.

17. Makueni County

Population (2009): 111,179.
Current number of seats: 6.
Constituencies: 83. Mbooni, 84. Kilome, 85. Kaiti, 86. Makueni, 87. Kibwezi West, 88. Kibwezi East.

IV. Former Central Province

Former Central Province

18. Nyandarua County

Population (2009): 596,268.
Current number of seats: 5.
Constituencies: 89. Kinangop, 90. Kipipiri, 91. Ol Kalou, 92. Ol Jorok, 93. Ndaragwa.

19. Nyeri County

Population (2009): 693,558.
Current number of seats: 6.
Constituencies: 94. Tetu, 95. Kieni, 96. Mathira, 97. Othaya, 98. Mukurweini, 99. Nyeri Town.

20. Kirinyaga County

Population (2009): 528,054.
Current number of seats: 4.
Constituencies: 100. Mwea, 101. Gichugu, 102. Ndia, 103. Kirinyaga Central.

21. Murang’a County

Population (2009): 942,581.
Current number of seats: 7.
Constituencies: 104. Kangema, 105. Mathioya, 106. Kiharu, 107. Kigumo, 108. Maragwa, 109. Kandara, 110. Gatanga.

22. Kiambu County

Population (2009): 1,623,282.
Current number of seats: 12.
Constituencies: 111. Gatundu South, 112. Gatundu North, 113. Juja, 114. Thika Town, 115. Ruiru, 116. Githunguri, 117. Kiambu, 118. Kiambaa, 119. Kabete, 120. Kikuyu, 121. Limuru, 122. Lari.

V. Former Rift Valley Province

Former Rift Valley Province

23. Turkana County

Population (2009): 855,399.
Current number of seats: 6.
Constituencies: 123. Turkana North, 124. Turkana West, 125. Turkana Central, 126. Loima, 127. Turkana South, 128. Turkana East.

24. West Pokot County

Population (2009): 512,690.
Current number of seats: 4.
Constituencies: 129. Kapenguria, 130. Sigor, 131. Kacheliba, 132. Pokot South.

25. Samburu County

Population (2009): 223,947.
Current number of seats: 3.
Constituencies: 133. Samburu West, 134. Samburu North, 135. Samburu East.

26. Trans-Nzoia County

Population (2009): 818,757.
Current number of seats: 5.
Constituencies: 136. Kwanza, 137. Endebess, 138. Saboti, 139. Kiminini, 140. Cherangany.

27. Uasin Gishu County

Population (2009): 894,179.
Current number of seats: 6.
Constituencies: 141. Soy, 142. Turbo, 143. Moiben, 144. Ainabkoi, 145. Kapseret, 146. Kesses.

28. Elgeyo-Marakwet County

Population (2009): 369,998.
Current number of seats: 4.
Constituencies: 147. Marakwet East, 148. Marakwet West, 149. Keiyo North, 150. Keiyo South.

29. Nandi County

Population (2009): 752,966.
Current number of seats: 6.
Constituencies: 151. Tinderet, 152. Aldai, 153. Nandi Hills, 154. Chesumei, 155. Emgwen, 156. Mosop.

30. Baringo County

Population (2009): 555,561.
Current number of seats: 6.
Constituencies: 157. Tiaty, 158. Baringo North, 159. Baringo Central, 160. Baringo South, 161. Mogotio, 162. Eldama Ravine.

31. Laikipia County

Population (2009): 399,227.
Current number of seats: 3.
Constituencies: 163. Laikipia West, 164. Laikipia East, 165. Laikipia North.

32. Nakuru County

Population (2009): 1,603,325.
Current number of seats: 11.
Constituencies: 166. Molo, 167. Njoro, 168. Naivasha, 169. Gilgil, 170. Kuresoi South, 171. Kuresoi North, 172. Subukia, 173. Rongai, 174. Bahati, 175. Nakuru Town West, 176. Nakuru Town East.

33. Narok County

Population (2009): 850,920.
Current number of seats: 6.
Constituencies: 177. Kilgoris, 178. Emurua Dikirr, 179. Narok North, 180. Narok East, 181. Narok South, 182. Narok West.

34. Kajiado County

Population (2009): 687,312.
Current number of seats: 5.
Constituencies: 183. Kajiado North, 184. Kajiado Central, 185. Kajiado East, 186. Kajiado West, 187. Kajiado South.

35. Kericho County

Population (2009): 758,339.
Current number of seats: 6.
Constituencies: 188. Kipkelion East, 189. Kipkelion West, 190. Ainamoi, 191. Bureti, 192. Belgut, 193. Sigowet–Soin.

36. Bomet County

Population (2009): 545,378.
Current number of seats: 5.
Constituencies: 194. Sotik, 195. Chepalungu, 196. Bomet East, 197. Bomet Central, 198. Konoin.

VI. Former Western Province

Former Western Province

37. Kakamega County

Population (2009): 1,660,768.
Current number of seats: 12.
Constituencies: 199. Lugari, 200. Likuyani, 201. Malava, 202. Lurambi, 203. Navakholo, 204. Mumias West, 205. Mumias East, 206. Matungu, 207. Butere, 208. Khwisero, 209. Shinyalu, 210. Ikolomani.

38. Vihiga County

Population (2009): 554,622.
Current number of seats: 5.
Constituencies: 211. Vihiga, 212. Sabatia, 213. Hamisi, 214. Luanda, 215. Emuhaya.

39. Bungoma County

Population (2009): 1,630,934.
Current number of seats: 9.
Constituencies: 216. Mount Elgon, 217. Sirisia, 218. Kabuchai, 219. Bumula, 220. Kanduyi, 221. Webuye East, 222. Webuye West, 223. Kimilili, 224. Tongaren.

40. Busia County

Population (2009): 488,075.
Current number of seats: 7.
Constituencies: 225. Teso North, 226. Teso South, 227. Nambale, 228. Matayos, 229. Butula, 230. Funyula, 231. Budalangi.

VII. Former Nyanza Province

Former Nyanza Province

41. Siaya County

Population (2009): 842,304.
Current number of seats: 6.
Constituencies: 232. Ugenya, 233. Ugunja, 234. Alego Usonga, 235. Gem, 236. Bondo, 237. Rarieda.

42. Kisumu County

Population (2009): 968,909.
Current number of seats: 7.
Constituencies: 238. Kisumu East, 239. Kisumu West, 240. Kisumu Central, 241. Seme, 242. Nyando, 243. Muhoroni, 244. Nyakach.

43. Homa Bay County

Population (2009): 963,794.
Current number of seats: 8.
Constituencies: 245. Kasipul, 246. Kabondo Kasipul, 247. Karachuonyo, 248. Rangwe, 249. Homa Bay Town, 250. Ndhiwa, 251. Mbita, 252. Suba.

44. Migori County

Population (2009): 1,028,579.
Current number of seats: 8.
Constituencies: 253. Rongo, 254. Awendo, 255. Suna East, 256. Suna West, 257. Uriri, 258. Nyatike, 259. Kuria West, 260. Kuria East.

45. Kisii County

Population (2009): 1,152,282.
Current number of seats: 9.
Constituencies: 261. Bonchari, 262. South Mugirango, 263. Bomachoge Borabu, 264. Bobasi, 265. Bomachoge Chache, 266. Nyaribari Masaba, 267. Nyaribari Chache, 268. Kitutu Chache North, 269. Kitutu Chache South.

46. Nyamira County

Population (2009): 598,252.
Current number of seats: 4.
Constituencies: 270. Kitutu Masaba, 271. West Mugirango, 272. North Mugirango, 273. Borabu.

VIII. Former Nairobi Province

47. Nairobi County

Nairobi County was formerly Nairobi province. It has 17 constituencies and 85 wards. Below are the constituencies and the number of wards in each of the constituency.

Population (2009): 3,138,369.
Current number of seats: 17.
Constituency Wards (85)
274. Westlands: Kitisuru • Parklands/Highridge • Karura • Kangemi • Mountain View
275. Dagoretti North: Kilimani • Kawangware • Gatina • Kileleshwa • Kabiro
276. Dagoretti South: Mutu-ini • Ngand’o • Riruta • Uthiru/Ruthimitu • Waithaka
277. Lang’ata: Karen • Nairobi West • Mugumo-ini • South C • Nyayo Highrise
278. Kibra: Laini Saba • Lindi • Mákina • Woodley/Kenyatta Golf Course • Sarang’ombe
279. Roysambu: Githurai • Kahawa West • Zimmerman • Roysambu • Kahawa
280. Kasarani: Clay City • Mwiki • Kasarani • Njiru • Ruai
281. Ruaraka: Babadogo • Utalii • Mathare North • Lucky Summer • Korogocho
282. Embakasi South: Imara Daima • Kwa Njenga • Kwa Reuben • Pipeline • Kware
283. Embakasi North: Kariobangi North • Dandora Area I • Dandora Area II • Dandora Area III • Dandora Area IV
284. Embakasi Central: Kayole North • Kayole Central • Kayole South • Komarock • Matopeni/Spring Valley
285. Embakasi East: Upper Savanna • Lower Savanna • Embakasi • Utawala • Mihang’o
286. Embakasi West: Umoja I • Umoja II • Mowlem • Kariobangi South
287. Makadara: Makongeni • Maringo/Hamza • Harambee • Viwandani
288. Kamukunji: Pumwani • Eastleigh North • Eastleigh South • Airbase • California
289. Starehe: Nairobi Central • Ngara • Ziwani/Kariokor • Pangani • Landimawe • Nairobi South
290. Mathare: Mathare Hospital • Mabatini • Huruma • Ngei • Mlango Kubwa • Kiamaiko


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