for the Parliament of Kenya
CountyNairobi City
Area12 km2 (4.6 sq mi)
Current constituency
Number of membersOne
PartyOrange Democratic Movement
Member(s)Peter Orero
Created fromDagoretti & Lang'ata

Kibra Constituency is an electoral constituency in Nairobi, one of 17 constituencies in the county, and has an area of 12.1 km². It is located to the southwest of the City of Nairobi, and includes most of the Kibera slum and adjoining estates. The constituency was created prior to the 2013 general election.

Kibra is a Nubian word meaning 'forest' or 'jungle'.[1] The Nubians have lived in what is now Kibra since the end of the Second World War, when they were allocated land by the British colonial government.[2]

The entire constituency is within Nairobi City County. It was part of Lang'ata and Dagoretti constituencies until prior to the 2013 general elections, when it was designated a separate area by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.[3] It is bordered by Lang'ata Constituency to the south and west, Dagoretti North Constituency to the north, Dagoretti South Constituency to the northwest and Starehe Constituency to the east.

Members of Parliament

Elections Member of Parliament Party Notes
2013 Ken Okoth ODM
2019 Benard Otieno Okoth[4] ODM By-election. Succeeded his late brother Ken Okoth after his death in July 2019.
2022 Peter Orero ODM


The constituency is made up of five wards, each of which elects a representative to the Nairobi County Assembly.[5]

Ward Area (km²) Population
Sarang'ombe 0.4 28,182
Woodley/Kenyatta Golf Course 9.5 35,355
Makina 0.7 25,242
Laini Saba 0.4 29,000
Lindi 0.5 35,158
Total 12.1 178,284

Kibra Sub-county

The Sub-county shares the same boundaries with the constituency. The Sub-county is headed by the sub-county administrator, appointed by a County Public Service Board.[6]


  1. ^ "Kenyan Facts". Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  2. ^ Gathigah, Miriam. "Kenya: The Scramble for Kibera Slum". Inter Press Service. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  3. ^ "IEBC notably alters Ligale proposals". Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  4. ^ Kiberenge, Kenfrey; Otani, Mac (8 November 2019). "Raila secures his 'bedroom' from DP Ruto as Imran beats Mariga in Kibra". Nairobi News. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Kibra Constituency No. 278". Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  6. ^ "County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012" (PDF). Law Society of Kenya. p. 39. Retrieved 4 November 2022.