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Registered voters in Nairobi increase by 163,481 - Report

According to the Gazetted register , Nairobi voters increased by 163,481 compared to 2,251,929 in 2017.

In Summary

•Starehe sub-county has the highest number of registered voters at 169,575 which is an increase from 166,397 in 2017.

•Makadara in 2017 had 126,648 voters but the numbers have increased to 129,627 this year.

An aerial view of Nairobi City.
An aerial view of Nairobi City.
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Nairobi County has recorded an increase in registered voters at 2,251,929 ahead of the August 9 General Election.

According to the Gazetted register of voters, the number of voters increased by 163,481 compared to 2,415,310 in 2017.

With less than 50 days to the August 9 polls, top presidential candidates have turned their focus and strategies to Nairobi with an aim of capturing the majority of elective seats.

According to the recently released number registration, the Starehe sub-county has the highest number of registered voters at 169,575 which is an increase from 166,397 in 2017.

Nairobi South, Pangani, Ngara, Landimawe and  Nairobi Central are the five wards found within the sub-county.

Mathare which has five wards- Kiamaiko , Mlango Kubwa, Ngei, Mabatini and Huruma- has recorded 123,163 voters, compared to 115,559 voters in 2017.

Makadara in 2017 had 126,648 voters but the numbers have increased to 129,627 this year.

It has four wards including Viwandani, Harambee, Makongeni and Maringo/ Hamza.

Kamkunji which is led by MP Yusuf Hassan Abdi has five wards; Eastleigh South, Eastleigh North, Airbase, California, and Pumwani.

In the last elections, the sub-county had 120,266 voters while this year they are 128,516.

Embakasi West which has Nairobi South, Pangani, Ngara, Landimawe and  Nairobi Central are the five wards found within the sub-county has 141,878 voters as compared to 126,682 in 2017.

Embakasi East which has five wards consisting of Upper Savannah, Lower Savannah, Mihango, Embakasi and Utawala has 154,599 voters compared to 2017’s IEBC data which had 140,740 voters.

With five wards, including  Kariobangi North, Dandora Area I, Dandora Area II, Dandora Area III, and Dandora Area IV, Embakasi North has 113,344 registered voters compared to 104,253 in the 2017 General Elections.

Having 150,314 voters in the 2017 General Elections, Embakasi South numbers have increased to 167,953 this year.

The sub-county has five wards Kware, Imara Daima, Kwa Njenga, Kwa Rueben and Pipeline.

Embakasi Central has recorded 145,892 numbers of registered voters compared to 131,991 in 2007.

The sub-county has five wards; Matopeni/Spring Valley, Komarock, Kayole North, Kayole Central and Kayole South,

Ruaraka which is made up of five wards including; Baba Dogo, Utalii, Mathare North, Lucky Summer and Korogocho has 124,482 registered voters compared to 116,301 in the 2017 General Elections.

Kasarani had 146,701 voters in the 2017 General Elections, but the numbers have risen to 155,250.

Ruai, Njiru, Kasarani, Mwiki, and Clay city are the five wards found within the sub-county.

Kibra with Laini Saba, Makina, Sarango’mbe, Lindi and Woodley wards has 128,282 registered voters compared to 117,278 in 2017.

Langata has recorded 145,649 voters this year compared to 132,835 in 2017

The area has five wards; Karen, Nairobi West, Mugumoini, South C and Nyayo and Highrise.

Roysambu which has five wards; Zimmerman, Githurai 44, Kahawa, Kahawa West and Roysambu has 153,772 voters compared to 148,349 voters in the last General Elections.

In the 2017 General Elections, Dagoretti North recorded 147,214 voters while this year the numbers have increased to 157,659.

It has five wards; Kilimani, Gatina, Kawangware, Kileleshwa and Kabiro.

Dagoretti South has 114,930 registered voters compared to 107,259 in 2017.

Waithaka, Riruta, Ngando, Mutuini and Uthiru are the five wards found within the sub-county.

In 2017, Westlands recorded 152,718 voters while this year the numbers have increased to 160,739.

Karura, Mountain View, Parklands and Kitusuru are the wards found within Westlands.

Nairobi has 17 sub-counties and 85 wards. As per the 2019 Population and Housing Census, Nairobi had 4,397,073 million residents.

In the 2017 polls, ODM leader Raila Odinga garnered 828,826 votes while Jubilee’s candidate President Uhuru Kenyatta got 791,291 votes.

Narrowing it down to sub-counties, Jubilee party bagged 9 sub-counties, ODM got 7 while Wiper Democratic Movement got one.

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