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Gatundu South Constituency

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Gatundu south constituency


Gatundu South is an electoral constituency in Kiambu County, Kenya and the seat of the District Officer in Gatundu Town. It is one of five constituencies in Kiambu County. The constituency has four wards, Kiamwangi, Kiganjo, Ndarugo and Ng'enda all of them are within Kiambu County council. The constituency was established before the 1997 General Elections. Previously it was part of the larger Gatundu Constituency which was split into Gatundu South and Gatundu North it is ranked 182 out of 210 Constituencies in Kenya in size and 165 out of 210 in population size.

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Two of Kenya's Presidents are from Gatundu South Constituency: Mzee Jomo Kenyatta (Kenya's founding father and first President of The Republic of Kenya 1964-1978) and his son President Uhuru Kenyatta, 2013-Present.

The current Gatundu South MP is Moses Kuria who preceded the former MP. The late Jossy Ngugi Nyumu who died after collapsing at his Runda home, in May 2014.

Theta Dam

Theta Dam is in Gatundu South it's located inside Kinale Forest, its being constructed across Theta River in Gatundu South constituency. The project includes construction of a 17 meter high compacted earth fill dam, Construction of a reinforced concrete spillway and Laying of a 3.5km long 500mm diameter steel pipeline up to the Mundoro forest edge.

On completion, Theta dam reservoir will have a storage capacity of 2 million cubic meters (2 Billion liters). This will enable production of 15,000 m3/day of water that will augment both the Ndarugu and Thiririka water projects reliability. This will improve water supply to the upper parts of Gatundu such as Gachika, Kiamuoria, Kiganjo, Gatitu of greater Kiganjo location and upper parts of greater Ndarugu locations.

Population Data

Area

177 km2 (68 sq mi) (Ranked 182 of 210 Constituencies)

Population

107,049 (Ranked 165 of 210 Constituencies)

Population Density

593.5/km2 (1,537/sq mi) (Ranked 40 of 210 Constituencies)

Male

51,656

Female

55,393

Gender Index (women to men)

1.08 (Ranked 53 of 210 Constituencies)

Households

28,037

Average Household size

3.82 (Ranked 167 of 210 Constituencies)

Registered Voters

54,740

Proportion of Population Registered to Vote

0.48 (Ranked 19 of 210 Constituencies)

Proportion of Youth Voters

0.42 (Ranked 162 of 210 Constituencies)

References

Gatundu South Constituency Wikipedia


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