Kenya Presidential election 2017 Candidates Voting Live
Kenyan General Election Schedule 2017
General elections in Kenya are scheduled to be held on 8 August 2017. Voters will elect the President and his deputy, members of Parliament (Senate and National Assembly) and devolved government members (county governors and ward representatives).
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Kenya Presidential Election 2017 1st Round
Kenya Presidential election 2017 Voting Live
- Voting has started today in Kenya.
- Results and counting will be started once voting gets over.
- Mr Kenyatta, the 55-year-old son of Kenya's founding president, is seeking a 2nd and last term in office.
- Chief EU observer Marietje Schaake said polling stations has long queues.
- In 2007, more than 1,100 Kenyans died and 600,000 were displaced after a disputed election.
Kenyan Presidential Election Nominee Candidates
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has cleared eight candidates to participate in the presidential election in August.
Those cleared are :-
- President Uhuru Kenyatta of Jubilee Party,
- ODM’s Raila Odinga,
- Cyrus Jirongo of the United Democratic Party (UDP),
- Ekuru Aukot of Thirdway Alliance,
Abduba Dida of the Alliance for Real Change (ARC), and
- Independent candidates Joseph Nyagah,
- Michael Wainaina and
- Japheth Kavinga.
|Uhuru Kenyatta||Raila Odinga|
|Running mate||William Ruto||Kalonzo Musyoka|
Kenyan Electoral System
The Kenyan Constitution requires there to be a general election on the second Tuesday in August in every fifth year. There have been public discussions to move the date from August to December with proponents pointing to fiscal timeline (1 July–30 June) clashing with an August date because most ministries that support critical election processes will not have been fully funded and that a possible presidential runoff vote may interfere with the national examinations calendar of October and December. Opponents of the election date change have argued for protecting the constitutional provision and that any change would be mired by legal challenges and may drag on to the next elections and still require a referendum to decide, putting the country's stability at risk
Kenyan Election Primaries
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission set the duration for political parties to conduct their primaries in April 2017 following the review of Kenya's Election Laws. Parties would have 14 days between 20 April and 2 May to conduct their primaries and submit their candidates to the electoral commission.
Kenyan general election Result 2013
|Uhuru Kenyatta||William Ruto||Jubilee Alliance||6,173,433||50.51|
|Raila Odinga||Kalonzo Musyoka||Coalition for Reforms and Democracy||5,340,546||43.70|
|Musalia Mudavadi||Jeremiah Ngayu Kioni||Amani Coalition||483,981||3.96|
|Peter Kenneth||Ronald Osumba||Eagle Alliance||72,786||0.60|
|Mohammed Abduba Dida||Joshua Odongo||Alliance for Real Change||52,848||0.43|
|Martha Karua||Augustine Lotodo||NARC–Kenya||43,881||0.36|
|James ole Kiyiapi||Winnie Kaburu||Restore and Build Kenya||40,998||0.34|
|Paul Muite||Shem Ochuodho||Safina||12,580||0.10|
Kenya General Elections 2017 Opinion Poll
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