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 Turkana County
Turkana County is a county in the former Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Turkana is the largest County, by land area, followed by Marsabit County and also the northwesternmost county in Kenya. It is bordered by the countries of Uganda to the west; South Sudan and Ethiopia, including the disputed Ilemi Triangle, to the north and northeast; and Lake Turkana to the east. To the south and east, neighbouring counties in Kenya are West Pokot, Baringo and Samburu Counties, while Marsabit County is located on the opposite (i.e. eastern) shore of Lake Turkana. Its capital and largest town is Lodwar. According to the 2019 census, Turkana County has a population of 926,976
Four sites of Stone Age cultures are situated upon tributaries along the west side of Lake Turkana in West Turkana; at Lokalalei, Kokiselei and Nadungu, and became of interest to archaeology beginning sometime during 1988.
The earliest late Stone age industries in prehistory were found in Turkana, at the site of Lomekwi, and date to 3,300,000 years. At the archaeological site of Nataruk, in Southwest Turkana, scientists have discovered the oldest evidence of inter-group conflict in the past, establishing that warfare occurred between groups of hunter-gatherers.
Direct influence by colonial forces, in the form of pacification within the district, began in 1900 and ended in 1918.
During 1926, the entire Turkana people were placed under British military administration, who subsequently restricted their movements to the Turkana region.
During 1958, the district experienced an influx of a number of people classified as belonging to the Turkana people. These had been expelled from the Kenyan town of Isiolo, and forcibly relocated to the Turkana district by the British colonial administration.
The district maintained an all but complete isolation until 1976 when road-blocks leading to the district were lifted. In 2000, the people in the north of the county were reported as being harassed by marauding Ethiopians, and were consequently forced to relocate in southern areas.
List of constituencies in Turkana County
The county has six constituencies:
Loima is a constituency in Kenya. It is one of six constituencies of Turkana Count
Turkana Central Constituency
Turkana Central Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of six constituencies in Turkana County. The constituency was established for the 1988 elections.
Turkana East Constituency
Turkana East is a constituency in Kenya. It is one of six constituencies of Turkana Count
Turkana North Constituency
Turkana North Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of six constituencies in Turkana County. The constituency was established for the 1997 elections. The constituency has 18 wards, all electing councillors to the Turkana County Council.
Turkana South Constituency
Turkana South Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of six constituencies in Turkana County. The constituency was established for the 1963 elections. The constituency has eight wards, all electing councillors to the Turkana County Council.
Turkana West Constituency
Turkana West is a constituency in Kenya. It is one of six constituencies of Turkana County
List of sub counties in Turkana County