Tetu Constituency

Tetu Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It was established in 1988 and is one of the six constituencies in Nyeri County.

Tetu Constituency comprises the Tetu Division of Nyeri County and is located entirely within the Nyeri County Council area.

Its most famous representatives are: The iconic liberal leader of the Mau Mau, Dedan Kimathi Waciuri (31 October 1920 – 18 February 1957) and Dr. Wangari Maathai (1940-2011), who served for the session from 2002 to 2007. During her period in office she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize of 2004, being the first African woman to win this award and, remarkably, still one of the first 35 women Nobel Laureates in any category. Dr. Maathai died of cancer within five years of stepping down from this office.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Elections MP [1] Party Notes
1988 Nahashon Kanyi Waithaka KANU One-party system.
1992 Joseph Gethenji Democratic Party
1997 Paul Gikonyo Muya Democratic Party
2002 Wangari Maathai NARC
2007 Francis Nyammo Party of National Unity (PNU)
2013 Ndung'u Githinji TNA
2017 James Guchuhi Mwangi Jubilee -


Ward Registered Voters
Aguthi 14,571
Karundu 9,708
Muhoya 5,719
Tetu 6,494
Thingingi 7,756
Total 44,248
September 2005,[2][3]


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