Othaya Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of six constituencies in Nyeri County. Othaya Constituency comprises Othaya division of Nyeri County. The constituency was established for the 1966 elections. it has a population of 91,081 people (2019 census).

Othaya is the main town located in this constituency. Mwai Kibaki, the former president of Kenya, has been the Othaya MP since 1974. Earlier he had been the MP of Doonholm Constituency (now Makadara).

Members of Parliament

Elections MP [1] Party Notes
1966 Joseph P Mathenge KANU One-party system
1969 Kega Muthua KANU One-party system
1974 Mwai Kibaki KANU One-party system
1979 Mwai Kibaki KANU One-party system
1983 Mwai Kibaki KANU One-party system.
1988 Mwai Kibaki KANU One-party system.
1992 Mwai Kibaki Democratic Party
1997 Mwai Kibaki Democratic Party Elected Leader of the Opposition.
2002 Mwai Kibaki NARC/DP Elected president of Kenya.
2007 Mwai Kibaki PNU Elected president of Kenya.
2013 Mary Wambui TNA
2017 Mugambi James Gichuki Jubilee
August 2022 Michael Wambugu Wainaina UDA

Locations and wards

Location Population[2]
Chinga 22,697
Iria-Ini 25,755
Karima 20,649
Mahiga 24,276
Total 93,377
Ward Registered voters Local authority
Kanyange 1,162 Othaya town
Kianganda 1,962 Othaya town
Nduye River 2,727 Othaya town
Nyamari 3,464 Othaya town
Thuti 2,322 Othaya town
Chinga 12,758 Nyeri County
Iria-Ini 8,020 Nyeri County
Karima 6,097 Nyeri County
Mahiga 7,585 Nyeri County
Mumwe 5,691 Nyeri County
Total 51,788
*September 2005[3][4]