Kamukunji Constituency consists of central to eastern area of Nairobi County Kenya. The entire constituency is located within the jurisdictions of Nairobi County. It borders Starehe Constituency on the North and West,Makadara on the East and Southern part, Embakasi on a corridor stretch to the East and a narrow section of Kasarani constituency.The constituency has an area of 11.7sq km of which half of the space is occupied by Moi Airbase. This leaves about only 5.8sq km space for human occupation, commercial centres and other social amenities. Before assuming District status Kamukunji District was known as Pumwani Division of Nairobi North District and prior to 1969 as Nairobi Central Constituency.The population of Kamukunji is estimated at 261,855 (as per the 2009 population census) of which 124,935 are female while 136,920 are male. The region has an average population density of 45,147 people per sq.km. Kamukunji is divided into three administrative divisions: Pumwani, Bahati and Eastleigh divisions which are further subdivided into 9 (nine) administrative Locations and 18 Sub-locations. The district has three economic zones: Pumwani division which is predominantly open markets hub and up-country transport terminus comprising of Majengo, Gikomba, Machakos Country Bus and the ever busy Marikiti (Wakulima) market.The second zone is Eastleigh division which is a commercial hub and middle and upper middle class residential sector with modern shopping malls, hotels, financial institutions and home to Moi Airbase. As a commercial and financial hub Eastleigh is its own city within Nairobi city. The last zone is the Bahati division with minimum business activities. Bahati division is predominantly a residential region for lower and middle class workers. It covers Bahati, Kimathi, Jerusalem, Uhuru and Buru Buru phase 1. Nairobi County of which Kamukunji is part is located at 1°16'S, 36°48'E and occupies 684 sq km (260 sq km). It is situated 1661 metres (5450 ft) above sea level.Climate.At 1,661mtrs (5,449 ft) above sea level, Kamukunji constituency enjoys a fairly moderate climate. The altitude makes for some chilly evenings, especially in the June/July season when the temperature at times drop to 10 °C (50 °F).The sunniest and warmest part of the year is from December to March, when temperatures average the mid-twenties during the day. The mean maximum temperature for this period is 24 °C (75 °F).
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