for the Parliament of Kenya
Current constituency
MPGeorge Aladwa

Makadara Constituency is an electoral constituency in Nairobi City County, Kenya. It is one of the seventeen constituencies in the county. It was renamed prior to the 1997 elections, but was also known as Doonholm Constituency for the 1963 and 1969 elections, then as Bahati Constituency. It consists of some central and southern of central areas of Nairobi County. The entire constituency is located within Nairobi City County, and has an area of 13 km2. The current constituency boundaries were revised prior to the 2013 elections. It has a population of 189,536 people from the 2019 census report.

Mwai Kibaki, who later became the president of Kenya, served as a Makadara MP before moving to Othaya Constituency. The constituency was also represented by Gideon Kioko Mbuvi who was elected in a by-election in 2010, replacing Dickson Wathika, whose election in 2007 was invalidated due to 'election irregularities'.[1] Sonko went on to become the senator for Nairobi County in 2013, and is currently the Governor of Nairobi County which is also the Capital of Kenya.[2]

Members of Parliament

Elections MP [3] Party Notes
1963 Mwai Kibaki KANU
1969 Mwai Kibaki KANU One-party system
1974 James Muriuki KANU One-party systems.
1979 Fredrick Esau Omido KANU One-party system
1983 Fredrick Esau Omido KANU One-party system.
1988 Fredrick Esau Omido KANU One-party system.
1992 John Mutere FORD-Asili
1997 Paul Mugeke Democratic Party
2002 Reuben Ndolo NARC
2007 Dickson Wathika PNU Election invalidated in April 2010 due to electoral irregularities
2010 Gidion Mbuvi Kioko NARC-Kenya By-election (September 20, 2010)
2013 Benson Kangara TNA

County Assembly wards

Location Area Population*
Maringo/Hamza 2.9 52,293
Viwandani 5.7 44,881
Harambee 2.6 32,238
Makongeni 1.8 31,022
Total 13.0 160,434
1999 census.[4]

Makadara Sub-county

The Sub-county shares the same boundaries as the constituency. The sub-county is headquatered in Makadara, it is and headed by a Deputy County Commissioner, working under the Ministry of Interior.[5]


  1. ^ Daily Nation, September 20, 2010: Seats fell vacant after election petitions
  2. ^ Daily Nation, September 20, 2010: PNU trounced in Juja as ODM wins Starehe Mbuvi (19,913); Ndolo (17,652); Wathika (11,088)
  3. ^ Center for Multiparty Democracy: Politics and Paliamenterians in Kenya 1944-2007
  4. ^ CDF allocation by sector and location (2003-6)[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012" (PDF). Law Society of Kenya. p. 39. Retrieved 4 November 2022.