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About Nakuru County

Nakuru is County number 32 out of the 47 Kenyan Counties. With an area of 7,496.5 KM², it is the 19th largest County in size. However, it has the third-largest population after Nairobi and Kiambu. Nakuru County has a population on 2,162,000 as per the 2019 census.

Nakuru is subdivided into 11 Sub-counties (Constituencies) which are in turn subdivided into 55 wards. Naivasha Sub-county has the highest population in Nakuru County and also the largest in size.

Nakuru County Leadership

The first Governor for Nakuru was Kinuthia Mbugua (2013-2017) who joined Statehouse as comptroller after dropping out of the 2017 elections. After Kinuthia Mbugua, Lee Kinyanjui a former Nakuru Town MP was elected as Governor in 2017.

James Kiarie Mungai was the first Senator for Nakuru County (2013 – 2017). Susan Kihika the first speaker of the County Assembly of Nakuru was elected Senator in 2017.

Nakuru County MPs from 2013

Nakuru County MPs (2013 – 2017)

  1. Naivasha – John Kihagi
  2. Gilgil – Samuel Mathenge
  3. Bahati – Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri
    Kimani Ngunjiri
    Bahati Member of Parliament Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri at a past function. 
  4. Subukia – Nelson Gaichuhie
  5. Rongai – Raymond Moi
  6. Njoro – Joseph Kiuna
  7. Molo – Jacob Macharia
  8. Kuresoi North – Moses Cheboi
  9. Kuresoi South – Zachariah Cheruiyot
  10. Nakuru Town East – David Gikaria
  11. Nakuru Town West – Samuel Arama

Nakuru County MPs from 2017

  1. Naivasha – Jayne Kihara
  2. Gilgil – Martha Wangari
    David Gikaria
    Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria
  3. Bahati – Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri
  4. Subukia – Samuel Gachobe
  5. Rongai – Raymond Moi
  6. Njoro – Charity Kathambi Chepkwony
  7. Molo – Kuria Kimani
  8. Kuresoi North – Moses Cheboi
  9. Kuresoi South – Joseph Tonui
  10. Nakuru Town East – David Gikaria
  11. Nakuru Town West – Samuel Arama

Nakuru County Provincial Administration

With the established of devolved units in 2010, the National Government reorganized the Provincial administration. The positions of PC were scrapped and instead we have Regional Commissioners who are in-charge of several common counties. 
At the County level, we have County Commissioners representing the Government and the Deputy County Commissioners (DCC) are in-charge of sub-counties representing the national government. Below them, we have Assistant County Commissioners, Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs.

The first Regional Commissioner based in Nakuru from 2013 was Wanyama Musimabo. He was replaced by Mongo Chimwanga who served only briefly before George Natembeya took over.

The first County Commissioner for Nakuru County was Mohammed Birik (2013-2015). Joshua Nkanatha (2015-2019) was replaced by Erastus Mbui in early 2019 as the County Commissioner.

        <h1>Nakuru County Constituencies & Wards</h1>       
                                            <a href="">Naivasha Constituency</a>
                <p>Naivasha Constituency was established during the 1997 elections. The MPs who have represented Naivasha since then include;

1.   Paul Samuel Kihara – (1997 2003) (Died in office in 2003) 

2.   Jayne Wanjiru Kihara – (2003 – 2007) and (2017 to date)

3.    John Njenga Mututho – (2007 – 2012)

4.  John Karanja Kihagi – (2012 – 2017)

       Before then, Naivasha was known as Nakuru East and it included both the current Naivasha and Gilgil Constituencies. The previous MPs were;

1963 – 1968 – Fred Kubai

1968 – 1973 – Fred Kubai

1973 – 1978 – S. T. Kairo

1978 – 1983 – James Wagara

1983 – 1988 – Gitahi Ngaruro

1988 – 1992 – John Wanyange

Naivasha Constituency MCAs
  1. Biashara – Joel Karuri Maina, Jubilee
  2. Hells Gate – John Njenga Njuguna, Jubilee
  3. Lake View – Peter Karanja Mburu, Jubilee
  4. Maai Mahiu – Stephen Ng’ethe Chege, Jubilee
  5. Maiella – Joseph Mungai Kamano, Jubilee
  6. Naivasha East – Stanley Karanja, Jubilee
  7. Olkaria – Peter Palang’a, ODM
  8. Viwandani – Eric Gichuki Kariuki, Jubilee

 

                                            <a href="">Gilgil Constituency</a>
                <h5 style="color: #2d2d2d;"><strong>Gilgil Constituency MCAs</strong></h5>
  1. Elementaita – Moses Ndung’u Kamau, Jubilee
  2. Gilgil – Jane Wangui Ngugi, Jubilee
  3. Malewa West – Josephat Githinji Murage, Jubilee
  4. Eburu/Baruk – Samuel Kariuki Mugi, Jubilee
  5. Murindat – Peter Njoroge Maina, Jubilee
                                            <a href="">Nakuru Town East</a>
                <h5><strong>Nakuru Town East Constituency MCAs</strong></h5>
  1. Biashara – Peter Njoroge Nyaguthii, Jubilee
  2. Flamingo – Eddy Kiragu, Jubilee
  3. Kivumbini – Wilbur Onyango Amara, ODM
  4. Menengai East – Wilson Mwangi Wachira, Jubilee
  5. Nakuru East – Humphrey Mwaniki,  Jubilee
                                            <a href="">Kuresoi North</a>
                <h5 style="color: #2d2d2d;"><strong>Kuresoi North Constituency MCAs</strong></h5>
  1. Kamara – Cyrus Kipkurui Mitey, Jubilee
  2. Kiptororo – Richard Kibet Kurgat, Jubilee
  3. Nyota – Bernard Ngetich Kupketer, Jubilee
  4. Sirikwa – Alfred Mutai Kiprono, Jubilee
                                            <a href="">Kuresoi South</a>
                <h5 style="color: #2d2d2d;"><strong>Kuresoi South Constituency MCAs</strong></h5>
  1. Amalo – Wesley Kiptoo Maritim, Jubilee
  2. Keringet – Anthony Kiprono Rotich, Jubilee
  3. Kiptagich – Rose Chepkoech, Jubilee
  4. Tinet – David Kipkoech Malel, Jubilee
                                            <a href="">Molo</a>
                <h5 style="color: #2d2d2d;"><strong>Molo Constituency MCAs</strong></h5>
  1. Elburgon – Njuguna Mwaura, Jubilee
  2. Marioshoni – Douglas Kipkurui Ayabei, Jubilee
  3. Molo – Michael Njoroge Karanja, Jubilee
  4. Turi – John Mwangi Macharia, Jubilee
                                            <a href="">Njoro</a>
                <h5 style="color: #2d2d2d;">The MP for Njoro Constituency is Charity Kathambi Chepkwony</h5>

Njoro Constituency MCAs

  1. Njoro – Zachariah Kahiro Kirichi, Jubilee
  2. Nessuit – Samuel Kipkemoi Tonui, Jubilee
  3. Kihingo – George Kiere Machoka, Indeopendent
  4. Lare – Phillip Wanjohi Ndiritu, Jubilee
  5. Mau Narok – Jackson Kariuki Githua, Jubilee
  6. Mauche – Phillip Kipngetich Rotich, Jubilee
                                            <a href="">Rongai</a>
                <h5 style="color: #2d2d2d;"><strong>Rongai Sub-County MCAs</strong></h5>

 Menengai West – Symon Mwangi, Jubilee

  1. Mosop – Daniel Kiprono Mutai, Jubilee
  2. Soin – Irene Chebichi, Jubilee
  3. Solai – Melvin Kipkoech Kutol, Jubilee
  4. Visoi – Cecilia Nyambura Karanja, Jubilee
                                            <a href="">Subukia</a>
                <h3 style="color: #2d2d2d; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif;"><strong>Subukia Sub-County MCAs</strong></h3>
  1. Kabazi – Peter Mbae, Jubilee
  2. Subukia – Mary Wanjiru Waiganjo, Jubilee
  3. Waseges – Daniel Kiriethe, Jubilee
                                            <a href="">Bahati</a>
                                            <a href="">Nakuru Town West</a>
                <h5 style="color: #2d2d2d;"><strong>Nakuru Town West Constituency MCAs</strong></h5>
  1. London – Sammy Karanja, Jubilee
  2. Kaptembwa – Peter Mwamba Kanjwang’, ODM
  3. Rhoda – Timothy Kabutu Kabiru, Independent
  4. Barut – Joseph Kipkurui Bett, Jubilee
  5. Kapkures – Paul Kimutai Lang’at, Jubilee
  6. Shabaab – Daniel Kamau Githengi, Jubilee