Constituencies of Kenya are used to elect members of the Kenyan parliament. In accordance with article 89 of the 2010 Constitution of Kenya, there are 290 constituencies, based on a formula where these constituencies were to be delineated based on population numbers. List of constituencies in Samburu County
Samburu County is a county in the former Rift Valley Province, Kenya. It covers an area of roughly 21,000 km2 (8,000 mi2) in northern Kenya where the Samburu, Turkana and many other tribes live. It stretches north from the Wuaso Ng’iro River to the south of Lake Turkana. According to the 2019 census, the county has a population of 310,327.
Within Samburu County are the towns of Maralal (capital and largest town), Baragoi, Archers Post, South Horr, Wamba, Lodosoit, and Kisima.
It also includes the Samburu National Reserve, Bisanadi National Reserve, and Buffalo Springs National Reserve, Mount Ng’iro, Ndoro Mountains, Mathews Range (Ol Doinyo Lenkiyo), Kirisia Hills, and Loroki Forest.
The main access road to Samburu County is the A4 road from Rumuruti-Maralal-Baragoi, which as of 2019 was being tarmaced from Rumuruti up to Maralal. There is a town named Samburu in Kwale County also in Kenya, but it is not related to Samburu County or Samburu people.
The county has three constituencies: Samburu East, Samburu West, and Samburu North. The headquarters of Samburu Central is Maralal, Samburu North is Baragoi and headquarters for Samburu East is Wamba. There has been controversy about the headquarters of Samburu East. Some schools of thought proposed Archers Post, a rapidly growing town, while others proposed Wamba town a less rapidly growing town
List of constituencies in Samburu County
Samburu East constituency,
Samburu East is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of three constituencies of Samburu County. The constituency was established for the 1966 elections. The constituency has four wards, all electing Members of the County Assembly for the Samburu County Government.
Samburu West constituency
Samburu West is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of three constituencies of Samburu County. The constituency was established for the 1969 elections.
Samburu North constituency.
Samburu North is a constituency in Kenya. It is one of three constituencies in Samburu County.