Cherangany Constituency (also spelled Cherangani Constituency), comprises the larger Trans Nzoia East District; otherwise known as Cherangani Sub-County, with an approximate area of 556.9 square km.[1] It is an electoral constituency in Kenya, which was established/created for the 1988 general election.[2][3]

It comprises seven county assembly wards, each electing a member of the county assembly (MCA) for the Trans-Nzoia County Assembly.

It is one of five constituencies in Trans-Nzoia County. The constituency was established for the 1988 Kenyan general election. Prior to the 1988 Kenyan general election, it was known as Kitale East Constituency, and was represented in the national assembly by Hon Masinde Muliro and earlier on by Hon Fred Gumo.

Hon Muliro is narrowly re-elected in the infamous 1988 (Public Queue Voting), despite mass rigging elsewhere. Immediately, his election is nullified and he loses the ensuing by-election to a Kalenjin newcomer Hon Kirwa.

Members of Parliament

Elections MP [4] Party Notes
1988 Masinde Muliro KANU The victory of Masinde Muliro was nullified after John Kirwa Rotich successfully lodged an election petition. Prior to the election, the boundary redistribution adds one seat to Trans Nzoia district, resulting into the remapping of Kitale East and renaming.
1989 Kipruto Arap Kirwa KANU By-election occasioned by the nullification of Cherangany Constituency election.
1992 Kipruto Arap Kirwa KANU The First multi-party elections after the repeal of section 2A of the constitution of Kenya.
1997 Kipruto Arap Kirwa KANU
2002 Kipruto Arap Kirwa NARC KANU rule ended when the NARC swept into power with Mwai Kibaki as the new president.
2007 Joshua Serem Kutuny ODM
2013 Wesley Kipchumba Korir Independent The first election held under the new constitution of Kenya (2010), President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta was elected the fourth president of the Republic of Kenya.
2017 Joshua Serem Kutuny JP
2022 Patrick Barasa Simiyu DAP–K Dr Ruto was elected as the fifth president of the Republic of Kenya on this general election.


Ward Registered voters[citation needed]
Cherang'any/Suwerwa Ward 16,734
Kaplamai Ward 13,319
Chepsiro/Kiptoror Ward 11,725
Sinyerere Ward 11,603
Sitatunga Ward 13,603
Motosiet/Nzoia Ward 15,528
Makutano Ward 9,318
Cherangany Constituency 91,830
*September 2022 [5]




  1. ^ "Cherangany Constituency". 19 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Constituency – Constituencies in Kenya". softkenya. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Constituencies". The National Government Constituencies Development Fund (NG-CDF). Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  4. ^ Center for Multiparty Democracy: Politics and Parliamentarians in Kenya 1944–2007 Archived October 28, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission:Registered voters per polling station by electoral area/ward and constituency Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Case against Pukose victory to start todayay".
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  8. ^ "Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission".