Nakuru Town West Constituency (Sub-county)

Gioto dumpsite in Nakuru Town West sub-county

Nakuru Town West Sub-county has the highest population density in Nakuru County. Nakuru Town West has a population of 198,661 people and an area of only 71.9 km square translating to a population density of 2,764.

The sub-county has a total of 112,127 registered voters spread across its six wards as follows;

  • Barut; 6,699 registered voters
  • London; 22,421 registered voters
  • Kaptembwo; 37,748 registered voters
  • Kapkures; 10,590 registered voters
  • Rhoda; 14,108 registered voters
  • Shaabab; 20,561 registered voters

Nakuru Town West Leadership

Hon. Samuel Arama has been the Member of Parliament in Nakuru Town West since 2012 when the Constituency was formed from the larger Nakuru Town Constituency to create Nakuru Town East and Nakuru Town West constituencies.

Nakuru Town West MCAs

The following have been the Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) elected in the area since 2012.

Barut Ward

  • 2012 – 2017 –
  • 2018 – 2022 -Joseph Bett
  • 2023 – Ben Kirui

Rhoda Ward

  • 2012 – 2017 – John Macharia Gachiri
  • 2018 – 2022 – Timothy Kabutu Kabiru
  • 2023 – John Macharia Gachiri

Kapkures Ward

  • 2013 – 2017 – Joseph Lang’at
  • 2018 – 2022 -Paul Kimutai
  • 2023 – Robert Ruto

London Ward

  • 2013 – 2017 – Francis Njoroge
  • 2018 – 2021 – Sammy Mugo (Died on 19th November 2020)
  • 2021 – 2022 – Anthony Nzuki Wachira
  • 2023 – Benard “Gatuso” Maina Kariuki

Kaptembwa Ward

  • 2013 – 2017 – Daniel Ambale
  • 2018 – 2022 -Peter Kanjwang’
  • 2023 – Peter Kajwang’

Shabaab Ward

  • 2013 – 2017 -Daniel Kamau Githengi
  • 2018 – 2022 – Daniel Kamau Githengi
  • 2023 – David Wathiai

Facilities and Industries in Nakuru Town West

Nakuru Town West is home to the largest health facility in Nakuru County, the Nakuru Couty Referral Hospital. the sub-county is also home to the Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) showground, the Gioto Dumpsite and the Barut sand mines. It is also home to the modern sewage treatment works in Rhoda.

Naivasha Sub-County (Constituency)

Naivasha Sub-County

At Kenya’s independence in 1963, Naivasha Sub-County was known as Nakuru East Constituency. The constituency consisted of the present-day Naivasha and Gilgil sub-counties. Naivasha, as a Constituency, was formed during the 1997 elections.

Naivasha is the largest sub-county in Nakuru with a population of 198,444 as per the 2019 census. It is subdivided into 8 wards including;

  1. Maai Mahiu,
  2. Maiella,
  3. Viwandani,
  4. Biashara,
  5. Lakeview,
  6. Ol’Karia,
  7. Hellsgate and
  8. Naivasha East.

Leadership in Naivasha Sub-county

The first MP for Naivasha as a constituency was Paul Samuel Kihara (Democratic Party) in 1997. Kihara was re-elected in 2002 on a NARC ticket but died a year later leading to a by-election.

The widow to the late MP Jayne Wanjiru Kihara was elected MP in the 2003 by-election still under the NARC party and she served until 2007 when John Michael Njenga Mututho (KANU) was elected. Mututho served for one term until 2012 when John Kihagi (Jubilee) took over as MP serving until 2017.

In the 2017 elections, Jayne Kihara was re-elected as MP for Naivasha under a Jubilee Ticket.

Before 1997, Naivasha Constituency was known as Nakuru East and extended up to Gilgil. The first MP at independence was the famous freedom fighter and trade unionist Fred Kubai. Fred Kubai had been one of the “Kapenguria Six.”

Fred Kubai served from 1963 to 1974 when S. T. Kairo took over for five years. From 1979 to 1983, Keffa Njuguna served as the MP and Fred Kubai was re-elected in 1983 for his final term.

In the 1988 elections, Naivasha elected Gitahi Ngaruro who was MP until 1992 when in the first multiparty elections, Francis Wanyange was elected on a Ford Asili ticket. All the previous MPs had been elected via the KANU party.

What is Naivasha famous for?

Naivasha town in Naivasha Sub-county is a popular destination for both local and international tourists. The town has a concentration of many hotels making it an ideal destination for conferences.

Lake Naivasha is the main tourist attraction destination in Naivasha. The lake is home to hippopotamuses and hundreds of bird species. Fishing is also carried out in the lake.

The other tourist attractions in Naivasha include,

Attraction Sites in Naivasha

  1. Longonot
  2. Hellsgate Museum
  3. Crescent Island
  4. Lake Oloiden
  5. Ol’Karia Spa
  6. Crater Lake
  7. Sanctuary Farm
  8. Travellers Chapel (Maai Mahiu)
  9. Ng’ang’a Kihonge

Notable People

  1. John Mututho
  2. Tabitha Karanja
  3. Kariuki Chotara
  4. Fred Kubai
  5. Wa Magui
  6. Fai Amario
  7. Lord Delamere

Kuresoi North Constituency – Nakuru County

Kuresoi North

Kuresoi North Constituency is one of the eleven Nakuru County sub-counties. It is represented by Hon. Moses Cheboi in the National Assembly. The constituency was part of the larger Kuresoi Constituency which was split into two to form Kuresoi South and Kuresoi North Constituencies.

Moses Cheboi who is the Deputy Speaker at the National Assembly has been representing the Constituency since 2013. In the first term, he had been elected on a KANU ticket and then a Jubilee ticket in 2017.

With a population of 175,074 according to the 2019 census, the Sub-County is divided into four wards. The MCAs representing the fours wards are;

Kamara – Cyrus Kipkurui
Kiptororo – Richard Kibet Kurgat
Nyota – Benard Ngetich
Sirikwa – Alfred Mutai

Kuresoi South Constituency – Nakuru County

Kuresoi South

Kuresoi South Constituency is one of the eleven sub-counties in Nakuru County. It was formed from the larger Kuresoi Constituency in 2012.

The first MP elected in Kuresoi South was Zakayo Kipkemoi Cheruiyot (ZK) of the URP party. The former DO who rose through the ranks to become PS in the Ministry of Internal Security served as MP from 2103 to 2017. In the previous term, ZK had served as MP for the larger Kuresoi Constituency (2008 – 2013).

In 2017, Hon. Joseph Tonui was elected the MP for Kuresoi South Constituency under the Jubilee Party. Tonui is a former teacher who also served as Chief Officer, Education, Culture, Youth and Sports in Kinuthia Mbugua’s government. The constituency mostly depends on Agriculture growing maize, potatoes and pyrethrum.

Kuresoi South Sub-County has four wards each with an elected MCA;
Keringet – Anthony Kiprono Rotich
Kiptagich – Rose Chrpkoech
Tinet – David Kipkoech
Amalo – Wesley Kiptoo Maritim

The population of the Kuresoi South constituency as per the 2019 census is 155,324.

GilGil Constituency (Sub-County) – Nakuru County

Gilgil Constituency

Gilgil is a Constituency in Nakuru County. The Constituency was created in 2013 with the advent of devolution. Initially, Gilgil was part of Naivasha Constituency.

Gilgil has a population of 185,209 as of the 2019 census. It is divided into 5 wards namely;

  1. Gilgil Town,
  2. Murindat (Morendat),
  3. Elementaita,
  4. Eburru- Mbaruk and
  5. Malewa West.

The first MP for Gilgil was Hon. Mathenge Nderitu who served between 2013 and 2017. His successor is Martha Wangari who was a nominated Senator from 2013.

Some of the main urban centers in Gilgil Constituency include Gilgil, Karunga, kikopey (Nyama Choma), Kongasis and Munanda.

Gilgil sub-county is home to Lake Elementaita which is one of the Nakuru Tourist Attractions. Lake Elementaita is popular with bird watching, camping and picnicking. A number of popular hotels will be found on shores of the lake offering accommodation and camping sites.

Other tourist attractions include the sleeping warrior (also known as Delamares nose) and the Kariandusi pre-historic site.

The constituency is home to two army barracks, the anti-stock theft and the National Youth Service (NYS).

Near Gilgil Town, there is a shopping center called Gilgil. In the early years of the 1950s the place had history of having a racetrack where motor racing used to take place. The place was named Langalanga by the Maasai people owing to the way the race cars would “go round and round.” The race track had been opened on 26th March 1951 by the famous rally enthusiast Eric Cecil. The circuit did not last and was closed a year later after a fatal accident. It was later reopened in Nakuru.

Gilgil Constituency MCAs (2013 – 2017)

  1. Gilgil Town – Jane Wangui Ngugi (Janetex)
  2. Murindat (Morendat) – Monicah Wangari Gitau
  3. Elementaita – Moses (Musa) Ndung’u Kamau
  4. Eburru- Mbaruk – Jane Simita Munka
  5. Malewa West – John Gathirwa Chege

Gilgil Constituency MCAs (2017)

  1. Gilgil Town – Jane Wangui Ngugi (Janetex)
  2. Murindat (Morendat) – Peter Njoroge Maina (PM)
  3. Elementaita – Moses (Musa) Ndung’u Kamau
  4. Eburru- Mbaruk – Samuel Kariuki Mugi
  5. Malewa West – Josephat Githinji Murage
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