for the Parliament of Kenya
Langata Constituency is an electoral constituency in Nairobi County, Kenya, one of seventeen constituencies in the county. It consists of southern and southwestern areas of Nairobi. Langata constituency has common boundaries with Kibera Division of Nairobi. The entire constituency is located within Nairobi County. The constituency has an area of 223 km2 (86.1 sq mi). It was known as Nairobi South Constituency at the 1963 elections but since 1969 elections it has been known as Langata Constituency.
The affluent suburb of Karen and the mainly middle class Langata suburb are part of Langata Constituency, along with the Nairobi National Park and Lang'ata Barracks, which housed the King's African Rifles during British colonial rule.
Members of Parliament
Lang'ata Constituency is represented by Nixon Korir, following the Kenyan general election of 2013. Before this, the constituency was represented in Parliament by Joash Olum. The first Langata MP Joseph Murumbi served as a Vice-President of Kenya from 1966 to 1967. Former Langata MP Philip Leakey was the first white Kenyan MP.
|1969||Yunis Ali||KANU||One-party system|
|1974||Mwangi Mathai||KANU||One-party system|
|1979||Philip Leakey||KANU||One-party system|
|1983||Philip Leakey||KANU||One-party system.|
|1988||Philip Leakey||KANU||One-party system.|
|2002||Raila Odinga||NARC / LDP|
|2013||Joash Olum||Orange Democratic Movement|
Lang'ata Constituency is divided into five wards, each of which elects a representative to the Nairobi County Assembly.