for the Parliament of Kenya
Current constituency
MPCharles Onchoke

Bonchari is an electoral constituency in Kisii County. It is one of nine constituencies in the county. The constituency was established for the 1988 elections. It has four wards namely; Riana, Bomorenda, Bomariba and Bogiakumu.[1]

Members of Parliament

Elections Member of Parliament [2] Party Notes
1988 Protas Kebati Momanyi KANU One-party system.
1992 Protas Kebati Momanyi KANU
1997 Zebedeo John Opore KANU
2002 Zebedeo John Opore Ford-People
2007 Charles Onyancha ODM
2013 Zebedeo John Opore Ford-people
2017 John Oroo Oyioka ODM Died in 2021
2021 Pavel Oimeke ODM By-election
2022 Charles Onchoke[3] UPA


Bonchari Constituency has four wards represented by Members of county assembly in the Kisii County government. The wards are: Bogiakumu, Bomariba, Bokeira (Bomorenda) and Riana.[1]

Kisii South Sub-county

Kisii South Sub-county shares common boundaries with Bonchari. The Sub-county is headed by the sub-county administrator, appointed by a County Public Service Board.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Bonchari Sub County". Kisii County Government. Retrieved 30 July 2022.
  2. ^ Center for Multiparty Democracy: Politics and Parliamentarians in Kenya 1944–2007 Archived October 28, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Mbula, Ruth (27 August 2022). "Charles Onchoke, the 'political nonstarter' who won Bonchari MP seat". Nation. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  4. ^ "County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012" (PDF). Law Society of Kenya. p. 39. Retrieved 4 November 2022.