List of Nairobi County wards
2 months ago, 12 Oct 13:01
Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya and has an estimated population of 3.2 million people. The County covers an area of 69,491 Km squared. It has the highest number of constituencies and wards in the country and one of the most populated cities in Kenya. How many wards are in Nairobi County? With a total of seventeen constituencies, Nairobi County has a total of 85 electoral wards. The former Nairobi province had nine districts namely Westlands, Kasarani, Dagoretti, Starehe, Langata, Embakasi, Kamukunji, Njiru, and Makadara. Read on to get more of Nairobi County wards.
Wards came into being following the 2010 of the new constitution which made provision for counties and wards. There are wards in every constituency in Nairobi. Constituencies and wards in Nairobi County are represented by a member of parliament and a member of County assembly (MCA) who is elected on a but can contest for another term of five years maximally. Although it is one of the smallest counties, Nairobi is the populated in Kenya. This is attributed to the presence of social amenities and job opportunities that the city offers. Majority of the residents in Nairobi are concentrated in the lower-class suburbs like Githurai, Kibera, among others. Here is a list of wards in Nairobi County under each constituency.
Westlands constituency is one of the seventeen constituencies in Nairobi County. With a total area of squared, Westlands constituency is divided into five wards. The Member of Parliament for Westlands constituency is Timothy Wayonyi Wetangula under the Orange Democratic Party. Westlands is home to some of the high suburb neighborhoods such as Muthaiga, Kitusuru, Runda, Highridge, and Lake View. It also hosts slum areas like Githogoro, Kangemi, DeepSea, Kibagare, Ndumboini, Kaptagat, Suswa and Maasai. Wards under Westlands include:
Kitisuru ward -The area has an estimated population of about 31,202 and covers an area of about 21.3Km squared.
Parkland ward-Has an estimated population of about 38,344 people and covers an area of about 8.2Km squared.
Karura ward-It covers an area of about 38.2 Km squared making it the largest ward and has a population index of about 26, 453 people.
Kangemi ward-The ward has a population of about 45,564 people and covers the smallest area of 1.6km squared making it the smallest ward in Westlands constituency.
Mountain View Ward-Covers an area of 3.1km squared and has a population of about 36,126 people making it the second smallest ward in Westlands constituency.
Dagoretti north came to be after part of Westlands constituency was to make room for one more constituency. The constituency Member of Parliament is Paul Simba Arati elected under the Orange Democratic Movement party. Names of wards in Nairobi County Dagoretti North constituency include;
Kilimani Ward-Has an estimated population of about people and covers an area of about 16.1km squared making it the largest ward in the constituency.
Kawangware ward-Covers an area of about 1.2 km squared and an estimated population of about 33,707 ...
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