Kenyan Constituencies With Unique Names. Constituencies of Kenya are used to elect members of the National Assembly, the lower chamber 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. Each constituency returns one MP. When did Kibera constituency became Kibra? Many asked on Sunday evening after the news story about Hon. Raila visit to Kibra. Others asked if the reporter was mispronouncing Kibera.
Kibra is one of the new constituencies following the delimitation of boundaries; to increase the number of constituencies in Kenya to 290 in accordance with the new constitution.
Other new constituencies with unique names are;
- Ol Joro Orok
- Emurua Dikirr
Whilst it is understandable that people are naturally resistant to change and may have ignored the numerous notices and reports that have been issued by the Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IEBC). The number of people surprised to learn there is a Kibra constituency, one year after the first preliminary report was issued by the IEBC on the delimitation of constituencies and wards. Is a telling indicator of how much more civic education needs to be done by IEBC, the Commission of Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) and Kenya National Intergrated Civic Eduacation (K-nice).
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