for the Parliament of Kenya
CountyNairobi City
Area3 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Current constituency
Number of membersOne
Member of ParliamentAnthony Oluoch
Created fromStarehe

Mathare is a constituency in Nairobi. It is one of seventeen constituencies in Nairobi City County.[1][2] It was created prior to the 2013 general election, when Starehe Constituency boundaries were revised. It is the smallest constituency in Nairobi with an area of 3.00 km2 (1.2 sq mi).[3] It borders Ruaraka Constituency to the north; Roysambu and Westlands constituencies to the northwest; Embakasi Central Constituency to the east; Kamukunji Constituency to the south; and Starehe Constituency to the west.

It has six electoral wards namely; Hospital, Mabatini, Huruma, Ngei, Mlango Kubwa, and Kiamaiko.

Mathare Sub-county

The Sub-county shares the same boundaries with the constituency. The sub-county is headquartered in Mathare along Juja Road, headed by a Deputy County Commissioner, working under the Ministry of Interior.[4]


  1. ^ "Constituency – Constituencies in Kenya". softkenya. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Constituencies". The National Government Constituencies Development Fund (NG-CDF). Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  3. ^ "List of districts in Nairobi". Tuko. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  4. ^ "County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012" (PDF). Law Society of Kenya. p. 39. Retrieved 4 November 2022.