Karachuonyo Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of eight constituencies in Homa Bay County. The current member of parliament is Hon. Andrew Adipo Okuome. Karachuonyo constituency is in history for having its first Member of parliament to be elected as an independent candidate in 1963, Hon. Elijah Omollo Agar. The mysterious Lake Simbi Nyaima which is believed to have healing powers is also found in Karachuonyo. Simbi Nyaima is an amazing small volcanic lake well known for its ancient origins and its undiscovered prehistoric sites that makes it a Kenya safari tourist destination of the worldwide interests.[1]

Members of Parliament

Elections MP [2] Party Notes
1963 Elijah Omolo Agar Independent[3]
1969 David Okiki Amayo KANU One-party system
1974 David Okiki Amayo KANU One-party system
1979 Phoeba Muga Asiyo KANU One-party system
1983 Phoeba Muga Asiyo KANU One-party system.
1988 David Okiki Amayo/ Lazarus Ombayi Amayo KANU One-party system.
1992 Phoeba Muga Asiyo Ford-Kenya Defeated for re-election by Awiti in 1997[4]
1997 Paul Adhu Awiti NDP
2002 Paul Adhu Awiti NARC Defeated for re-election by Rege in 2007.[4]
2007 James Kwanya Rege ODM
2013 James Kwanya Rege ODM
2017 Adipo Okuome ODM
2022 Adipo Okuome ODM


Ward Registered Voters * Local Authority
Central Karachuonyo 3,847 Rachuonyo County
Gendia / Awach 3,331 Kendu Bay Town
Gumba / Jieri 4,121 Kendu Bay Town
Kanyaluo 6,371 Rachuonyo County
Kibiri 6,205 Rachuonyo County
North West Karachuonyo 8,076 Rachuonyo County
Rambira 2,283 Kendu Bay Town
Simbi / Kogembo 3,282 Kendu Bay Town
Wang'chieng / Karabondi 7,905 Rachuonyo County
West Karachuonyo 7,053 Rachuonyo County
Total 52,474
*September 2005.[5]


  1. ^ Odiwuor, George (2020-06-29). "Simbi Nyaima testimony to a chief's hostility". Nation. Retrieved 2023-06-09.
  2. ^ Center for Multiparty Democracy: Politics and Parliamentarians in Kenya 1944–2007 Archived 2008-10-28 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Omolo Agar: Kenya's first independent candidate who defied Kanu, Kadu". The Standard (Kenya). 14 June 2000. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b Ogach, Ojwang (2014-07-16). "Former Minister Adhu Awiti Dies in Kisumu". 98.4 Capital FM. AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 2014-08-11.
  5. ^ Electoral Commission of Kenya: "Registered voters per polling station by electoral area/ward and constituency" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 29, 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-11.