Kenya Presidential Assembly election 2017 Results Dates Opinion Candidates Voting Live

Kenya Presidential Assembly election 2017 Results Dates Opinion Candidates Voting

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). 

 

Kenya Presidential election 2017 Voting Live

  1. Voting has started today in Kenya.
  2. Results and counting will be started once voting gets over.
  3. Mr Kenyatta, the 55-year-old son of Kenya's founding president, is seeking a 2nd and last term in office.
  4. Chief EU observer Marietje Schaake said polling stations has long queues.
  5. 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 :-

  1. President Uhuru Kenyatta of Jubilee Party,
  2. ODM’s Raila Odinga,
  3. Cyrus Jirongo of the United Democratic Party (UDP),
  4. Ekuru Aukot of Thirdway Alliance,
  5. Abduba Dida of the Alliance for Real Change (ARC), and
  6. Independent candidates Joseph Nyagah,
  7. Michael Wainaina and
  8. Japheth Kavinga.
Nominee

 

 

Uhuru Kenyatta Raila Odinga
Party Jubilee ODM
Alliance Jubilee NASA
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

Candidate Running mate Party Votes %
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
Invalid/blank votes 108,975
Total 12,330,028 100
Registered voters/turnout 14,352,533 85.91

 Kenya General Elections 2017 Opinion Poll

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