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Aug. 8, 2017 Date not confirmed

Kenya

Republic of Kenya

Election for Kenyan National Assembly

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Kenya: Kenyan National Assembly, August 8, 2017

At stake in this election:

  • 349 seats in the National Assembly

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: Bicameral parliament consisting of the Senate with 67 seats and the National Assembly with 349 seats

Description of electoral system:

  • 290 members of the National Assembly are directly elected in single-seat constituencies by a simple majority vote. 47 women are directly elected in single-seat constituencies by a simple majority vote. 12 members are nominated by the National Assembly to represent youth and the disabled. All members serve 5-year terms.

Last Election:

  • The last election for the National Assembly in Kenya occurred in 2013. The National Alliance won 89 seats, which was the largest share of any party. Since that time, the National Alliance Party joined with other, smaller, parties to form the Jubilee Party.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Jubilee Party
    • Leader: Uhuru KENYATTA
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Orange Democratic Movement
    • Leader: Raila ODINGA
    • Seats won in last election: 96
  • Wiper Democratic Movement
    • Leader: Kalonzo MUSYOKA
    • Seats won in last election: 26

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 47,615,739
  • Registered Voters: 19,611,423

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 23,807,869
  • Is Kenya a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Kenya ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (9 March 1984)
  • Gender Quota: Yes
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 18
  • 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