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History of Westalnds

Westlands is a neighborhood in the city of Nairobi, the capital and largest city in Kenya. Westlands was a residential neighborhood of Nairobi during the colonial period which ended in 1963. During the 1990s and early 2000s, as land and office space became scarce and exorbitantly priced in the central business district, more businesses have relocated to Westlands and Upper Hill, where land and office space are more readily available and less expensive. Westlands was initially considered part of the Parklands area and straddled what is now Waiyaki Way, originally the Kenya Uganda Railway. The area has been nicknamed Westie by the youth of Nairobi.

Westlands Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of the seventeen constituencies of Nairobi Province. It consists of western and northwestern areas of Nairobi. 

Westlands constituency has common boundaries with Westlands Division of Nairobi. The entire constituency is located within the Nairobi City Council area. The constituency has an area of 72.4 km2. It was known as Nairobi Northeast Constituency at the 1963 elections, then as Parklands Constituency and since 1988 elections it has been known as Westlands Constituency.

Westlands constituency contains some of the highest income areas in Nairobi, as well as slum areas like Kangemi.

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