Aug. 8, 2017 Held


Republic of Kenya

Election for Kenyan National Assembly


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:15,593,050
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

The Jubilee Coalition 171

Orange Democratic Movement 76

Wiper Democratic Movement - Kenya (Wiper Democratic Movement - Kenya) 23

Amani Coalition 14

Independents (Independents) 14

Forum for the Restoration of Democracy-People 12

Kenya African National Union 10

Economic Freedom Party (Economic Freedom Party) 5

Party for Development and Reform (Party for Development and Reform) 4

Maendeleo Chap Chap Party (Maendeleo Chap Chap Party) 4

Kenya National Congress 2

Chama cha Mashinani (Chama cha Mashinani) 2

Kenya Peoples' Party (Kenya Peoples' Party) 2

People's Democratic Party (People's Democratic Party) 2

Chama Cha Uzalendo (Chama Cha Uzalendo) 1

Kilonzo Muungano Party (Kilonzo Muungano Party) 1

Party of National Unity 1

Democratic Party (Democratic Party) 1

Frontier Alliance Party (Frontier Alliance Party) 1

National Agenda Party of Kenya (National Agenda Party of Kenya ) 1

Election Results Modified: Jun 20, 2018

General Information

Kenya: National Assembly, 8 August 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
Election Modified: Aug 17, 2023

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