Langata Constituency

for the Parliament of Kenya
Current constituency
Created 1963
Party Jubile party
MP Nixon Korir

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.

Kibera, Kenya's largest slum, borders Langata constituency, and was part of it before the creation of Kibra Constituency by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.[1]

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.

Another noteworthy former Langata MP is Mwangi Mathai, the former husband of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai.

Elections MP[2] Party Notes
1963Joseph MurumbiKANU
1969Yunis AliKANUOne-party system
1974Mwangi MathaiKANUOne-party system
1979Philip LeakeyKANUOne-party system
1983Philip LeakeyKANUOne-party system.
1988Philip LeakeyKANUOne-party system.
1992Raila OdingaFord-Kenya
1997Raila OdingaNDP
2002Raila OdingaNARC / LDP
2007Raila OdingaODM
2013Joash OlumOrange Democratic Movement
2017Nixon KorirJubilee


Lang'ata Constituency is divided into five wards, each of which elects a representative to the Nairobi County Assembly.

Ward Area (km²) Population
Nairobi West6.933,377
South C15.147,202
Nyayo Highrise0.424,191
2009 census.[3]


  1. "IEBC notably alters Ligale proposals". Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  2. Center for Multiparty Democracy: Politics and Paliamenterians in Kenya 1944-2007

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