Gatundu North Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of twelve constituencies in Kiambu County, one of four in the former Thika District. The constituency has four wards, all of them are within Thika County council. The constituency was established for the 1997 elections. Previously it was part of the larger Gatundu Constituency.

Members of Parliament

Elections MP[1] Party Notes and Notable Developments Initiated under MP's Tenure.
1963–1978 Jomo Kenyatta KANU
1979 Ngengi Muigai KANU
1983 Ngengi Muigai KANU Ngengi Water Pipeline
1988 Zachary Kimemia Gakunju KANU
1992 Anthony Kamuiru Gitau Ford Asili Party
1997 Patrick Kariuki Muiruri SDP Gatundu Constituency split to Gatundu North Constituency and Gatundu South Constituency
2002 Patrick Kariuki Muiruri KANU
2007 Clement Kungu Waibara PICK
2013 Kigo Francis Njenga TNA Upgrading of Gatukuyu/Kairi/Mataara Road to Bitumen standards.
2017 Kibe Anne Wanjiku Jp Fiscal Transparency,Improved Hygiene and Learning Infrastructure in Government Primary Schools.
2022 Elijah Njoroge Kururia INDEPENDENT Young and energetic leadership
Wards
Ward Registered Voters Mca/Councillor Year Mca/Councillor Year Mca/Councillor Year Mca/Councillor Year Mca/Councillor Year Mca/ Councillor Year
Chania Ward 11,959 Nathan Wohoro 19972007 George Muthua 20072013 Martin Njoroge 2017–Present 2022 Kenyans Elections 2027 Kenyans Elections 2032 Kenyans Elections
Githobokoni Ward 11,412 Gabriel Wakahia Kabutu 19972007 Kamau Mwago 20072013 Moses 20132017 Njenga Kago 2017–Present 2022 Kenyans Elections 2027 Kenyans Elections
Gituamba Ward 9,925 George Waweru Kabunga 19972003 Joseph Ngandu Ruigu 20032007 Kariuki Ngarari 20072013 Samuel Njenga Kago 20132017 Mwangi Nduati 2017–Present 2022 Kenyans Elections
Mang'u Ward 12,407 Wandabi Ngugi 1997–Passed on Succeeded by Joseph Waweru Mbiruri –2003 Ndabi Kibicho 20032007 Richard Njoroge Mbuthia 20072013 Kimani Gacihi 20132017 Ndabi Kibicho 2017–Present
Total 45,703
*September 2005.[2]

Economy of Gatundu North

Gatundu North Constituency comprises four Markets; Kamwangi, Gatukuyu, Kairi and Makwa. Kamwangi market and Gatukuyu market have dominated the rest of the Markets since Independence due to skewed distribution of resources and poor Infrastructure. As of October 2019 Kairi Market and Makwa market remain dormant. The main economic activity is agriculture, poultry farming and livestock. World Bank's FAO, National Agriculture and Rural Inclusive Growth Project NARIGP have shown willingness and commitment to support Banana farming which is the main lifeline of the majority of constituents. Most of these farmers are poorly funded. Coffee sector in this area has also deteriorated in years to unsustainable levels.

Karimenu 2 Dam

Karimenu 2 Dam is located 50 km west of Thika town, upon completion by year 2020 the dam is expected to serve Areas of ruiru and juja with water for Irrigation and domestic use.

NARIGP (National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project

Gatundu North constituency was shortlisted as one of the beneficiaries of ksh 22.6 billion NARIGP World Bank Project.

Health Care

Gatundu North has one Level 4 Hospital.

References

  1. ^ Center for Multiparty Democracy: Politics and Parliamentarians in Kenya 1944–2007 Archived October 28, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Electoral Commission of Kenya: Registered voters per polling station by electoral area/ward and constituency Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine