Aug. 8, 2017 Confirmed


Republic of Kenya

Election for President

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Republic of Kenya: Presidential Election, 8 August 2017

At stake in this election:

  • The office of the President of the Republic of Kenya

Description of government structure:

§  Chief of State: President Uhuru KENYATTA (since 9 April 2013)

§  Head of Government: President Uhuru KENYATTA (since 9 April 2013)

§  Assembly: Turkmenistan has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 68 seats and National Assembly with 350 seats.

Description of electoral system:

§  The President is elected by qualified majority vote. To be elected, a candidate must win at least half of the votes cast in the election nationwide, in addition to winning at least 25% of the votes cast in 24 of Kenya’s 47 counties. If no candidate wins in the first round of the election, a run-off between the top two candidates will be held within 30 days.

Last Election:

  • In 2013, Uhuru KENYATTA was elected President, winning 50.51% of the votes in the first round of the election.  

Main candidates in the election:

  • Uhuru KENYATTA
    • Jubilee Party of Kenya
  • Raila ODINGA
    • National Super Alliance
  • Ekuru AUKOT
    • Thirdway Alliance Kenya
  • Abduba DIDA
    • Alliance for Real Change
  • Cyrus JIRONGO
    • United Democratic Party
  • Japheth KALUYU
    • Independent
  • Michael MWAURA
    • Independent
  • Joseph NYAGAH
    • Independent

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 46,790,758 (July 2016 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 19,611,423 (10 July 2017)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 23,451,450 (July 2016 est.)
  • Is Kenya a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Kenya ratified CEDAW: Yes (9 May 1984)
  • Gender Quota: Yes, as of Kenya’s 2010 constitution, at least two-thirds of the members of an elective body shall be of the same gender.
  • Female candidates in this election: 0
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 87
  • Human Development Index Position: 146
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium

Disability Data:

  • Is Kenya a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
  • Has Kenya ratified CRPD: Yes (19 May 2008)
  • Population with a disability: 6,767,279 (est)[1]

[1] Calculated using the WHO estimate of 15% of the population having a disability