County File : Facts about Machakos County, 016

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The Machakos ambulance that transferred critical patients to Kenyatta Hospital after the dotors downed their tools in Kitui Central.

Machakos County, 016, is one of the three adjacent counties constituting Ukambani Region in the Eastern part of Kenya.This county covers a geographical area of 6208 sq. km.It borders Makueni, Kitui, Nairobi, Embu, Kirinyaga, Kiambu, Kajiado and Murang’a counties.It has it’s headquarters at Machakos town (Masaku).Masaku town was established early 1890s as a British administrative fort.The town was to be the Kenya’s capital city before it was transferred to the current Nairobi City after Masaku Fort was surpassed by the Uganda Railway .

Lukenya Plains, Athi plains, Koma Plains, Konza plains and Yata plateau are some of the natural features found in this county.Other attraction sites are Ol Donyo Sabuk, Fourteen Falls, Magical Kyamwilu Hill, Lukenya and MacMillan’s Castle among other sites.

Governor           Dr. Alfred Mutua
Deputy Gov.     Eng. Francis Maliti
Senator            Hon. Boniface Kabaka
Women Rep.    Hon. Joyce Kamene

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Machakos County Constituencies (8)
(i) Mavoko         Hon. Patrick Makau
(ii) Kathiani        Hon. Robert  Mbui
(iii) Mwala      Hon. Vincent  Musyoka
(iv) Masinga    Hon. Joshua Mwalyo
(v) Yatta          Hon. Charles Kilonzo
(vi) Machakos Town    Hon. Victor Munyaka
(vii) Matungulu      Hon.Stephen Mule
(viii) Kangundo     Hon. Fabian Kyule

Machakos County has a total of 40 Administrative Assembly Wards.

County Speaker Hon. Florence Muoti Mwangangi

Machakos County Assembly Wards
1. Mavoko Constituency (5 Wards)
Kinanie
Athi River
Mua
Muthwani
Syokimau/ Mulolongo

2. Kathiani Constituency (6 Wards)
Mumbuni North
Mitaboni
Kathiani Central
Upper Kaewa/Iveti
Lower Kaewa/ Kaani
Mutituni

3. Mwala Constituency ( 6 Wards)
Mbiuni
Mwala
Masii
Muthetheni
Wamunyu
Kibauni

4. Masinga Constituency (4 Wards)
Masinga Central
Kivaa
Ekalakala
Muthesya

5. Yatta Constituency (6 Wards)
Ikombe
Ndithini
Ndalani
Matuu
Katangi
Kithimani

6. Machakos Town (4 Wards)
Machakos Central
Kalama
Kola
Muvuti/Kiima Kimwe

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7. Matungulu Constituency (5 Wards)
Tala
Matungulu North
Matungulu East
Matungulu West
Kyeleni

8. Kangundo Constituency (4 Wards)
Kangundo North
Kangundo Central
Kangundo East
Kangundo West

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