Kirinyaga County is a county in the former Central Province of Kenya. Its capital is Kerugoya and its largest town is Wanguru. Kirinyaga County constituencies and Members of Parliament 2022-2027. The county is headed by Governor Anne Waiguru. In 2019, the county had a population of 610,411 and an area of 1,478.1 km2. The county is bordered to the east and south by Embu County, to the south by a tiny part of Machakos County, to the southwest by Murang’a County and to the northwest by Nyeri County. Kirinyaga county lies between 1158 and 5199 metres above sea level; its highest point is the summit of Mount Kenya.
Since April 2013, the County Government of Kirinyaga administers all of Kirinyaga County. Formerly, The County Council of Kirinyaga administered all of Kirinyaga County, except the area that was administered by the Municipal Council of Kerugoya /Kutus and the Town council of Sagana-Kagio. In April 2020, attempts by Deputy President William Ruto’s allies to impeach Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru as part of a wider Jubilee Party confrontation between Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta were reported by Africa Confidential.
The county has four constituencies:
- Mwea Constituency
- Gichugu Constituency
- Ndia Constituency
- Kirinyaga Central Constituency
Kirinyaga County constituencies and Members of Parliament 2022-2027
||Robert Gichimu Githinji
||George Macharia Kariuki
||Joseph Gachoki Gitari
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