Kuria District
Kuria District is an administrative district
Districts of Kenya
The provinces of Kenya are subdivided into number of districts .- List of districts of Kenya :Following a High Court ruling in September 2009, there are 46 legal districts in Kenya :Coast Province:...

 in the Nyanza Province
Nyanza Province
Nyanza Province of Kenya, is one of Kenya's eight administrative provinces. It is located in the southwest part of Kenya around Lake Victoria. Nyanza includes part of the eastern edge of Lake Victoria and is inhabited predominantly by the Luo. There are also Bantu-speaking tribes such as the...

 of Kenya
Kenya , officially known as the Republic of Kenya, is a country in East Africa that lies on the equator, with the Indian Ocean to its south-east...

. Its capital town is Kehancha (sometimes spelled as Kihancha). The district has a population of 256,086 (2009 census) and an area of 581 km². It is inhabited by Kuria people
Kuria (ethnic group)
thumb|Kenyan Kuria men singing and dancing.The Kuria are an ethnic and linguistic group resident in the Tarime and Serengeti districts of the Mara region in Northern Tanzania, and the west and east districts of Nyanza Province in southwest Kenya...


Kuria district was split into two in December 2007, Kuria West district with Kehancha as the district capital and Kuria East district with Kegonga as the district capital.

Kuria West covers three administrative divisions namely Kehancha, Mabera and Masaba Divisions while Kuria East spans the two administrative divisions namely Kegonga and Ntimaru.

However one peculiarity is that the two District's have only one local authority, Kehancha municipality and one electoral constituency, Kuria Constituency
Kuria Constituency
Kuria Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is the only constituency in Kuria District. The constituency has 21 wards, all electing councillors to the Kehancha municipality.- Members of Parliament :- Wards :...

which is represented in parliament by Dr W.G Machage. Kuria District is divided into five administrative divisions:
Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Kegonga 57,044 27,098 Kegonga
Kehancha 62,260 29,267 Ikerege
Mabera 44,782 7,213 Suba Kuria
Masaba 38,550 9,342 Masaba
Ntimaru 53,450 18,513 Ntimaru
Total 256,086 91,433 -
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