General elections are scheduled to be held in Kenya on 9 August 2022. 2022 Kenyan general election Presidential Results. Voters will elect the President, members of the National Assembly and Senate, county governors of Kenya and members of the 47 county assemblies of Kenya. It will be the third general election after the promulgation of the 2010 Constitution of Kenya. The fourth for the presidential election, following the nullification of the 2017 presidential election. Incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta is not eligible for a third term, so are county governors who have served two terms. This year’s general election saw the lowest number, of four, of presidential candidates cleared since multipartism was implemented in 1992. Kenyan general election Presidential Results
William Ruto was elected President of Kenya, defeating Raila Odinga. On 22 August, Odinga filed a court challenge to the result. On 5 September, the Kenya Supreme Court rejected the challenge and affirmed Ruto’s victory.
The Constitution of Kenya requires that a general election of members of parliament to be held on the second Tuesday of August in every fifth year, which means that the next general election is scheduled for 9 August 2022. If Kenya is at war, the election can be delayed if a resolution is passed in each House of Parliament by at least two-thirds of all the members of the House. Such a resolution can delay the election by up to six months, and may be passed multiple times provided that the delays do not cumulatively exceed 12 months.
The Constitution requires that a presidential election take place at the same time as the general election. In the unlikely event that prior to the next general election the position of president falls vacant and the office of deputy president is also vacant (who otherwise would assume the office of president), a presidential election could be held at an earlier date. According to the Constitution in such circumstances, an election needs to be held within sixty days after the vacancy arose in the office of President.
Incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta is ineligible to pursue a third term due to the two-term limit in the Constitution of Kenya. County governors who have served two terms at the helms of their respective counties are also ineligible for a third term. In April, Marsabit County and surrounding areas the centre of the 2022 drought in East Africa, with half a million people on the brink of a hunger crisis. The Kenyan Government under Uhuru Kenyatta has been critiqued for its slow and ineffective response.
The President of Kenya is elected using a modified version of the two-round system: to win in the first round, a candidate must receive over 50% of the vote and at least 25% of the vote in a minimum of 24 of the 47 counties.
The Parliament of Kenya consists of two houses: the Senate (upper house) and the National Assembly (lower house). The 337 members of the National Assembly are elected by two methods; 290 are elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting. The remaining 47 are reserved for women and are elected from single-member constituencies based on the 47 counties, also using the first-past-the-post system. The 67 members of the Senate are elected by four methods; 47 are elected in single-member constituencies based on the counties by first-past-the-post voting. Parties are then assigned a share of 16 seats for women, two for youth and two for disabled people based on their seat share.
Members of the county assemblies are elected from 1,450 electoral wards.
As of 6 June 2022, only four presidential aspirants and their running mates had been cleared. Walter Mong’are’s nomination to run for presidency was revoked, after it emerged his degree was not from a recognized university as required by law. The final list of presidential candidates are;
- David Waihiga Mwaure, leader of Agano Party
- Raila Odinga, former Prime Minister of Kenya (2008–2013) and leader of Orange Democratic Movement, under Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance
- William Ruto, current Deputy President of Kenya (2013–present) and leader of United Democratic Alliance
- George Wajackoyah, leader of Roots Party of Kenya
Here are the 2022 Kenyan general election Presidential Results
William Ruto has won the race to be the fifth president of Kenya, according to results announced by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Ruto received 7,176,141 (50.49 percent) of the votes, narrowly beating his rival, Raila Odinga, who managed 6,942,930 votes (48.85 percent).
Elections were held on August 9 with 22.1 million registered Kenyans eligible to elect the country’s successor to the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta.
Who is William Ruto?
William Ruto has been Kenya’s deputy president since 2013. Ruto founded the Y92 youth front, which propelled his political career during President Daniel arap Moy’s era.
The International Criminal Court charged Ruto with crimes against humanity after the 2007 elections, but dismissed the case in 2016.
In 2013, he was found guilty of appropriating a 40-hectare plot in Eldoret, in western Kenya.
Ruto’s campaign focused on a bottom-up economic model to empower people.
Who is Raila Odinga?
Raila Odinga was Kenya’s prime minister from 2008 to 2013. Odinga had the backing of the outgoing President Kenyatta, his former foe.
Odinga, flagbearer of the Azimio la Umoja coalition, first made his name as an activist and left-wing campaigner in the 1980s, as Kenya choked under the rule of Daniel arap Moi. After the transition to one-party politics in 1982, he was imprisoned for six years.
He first ran for the presidency in 1997, losing to arap Moi; then in 2007, losing to arap Moi’s successor, Mwai Kibaki. More than 1,000 people were killed in the violence that followed the disputed polls.
In 2015, Odinga was implicated in a bribery and tax evasion scam involving the tobacco industry while he was prime minister.
Odinga, the first son of the country’s first vice president, also contested and lost against Kenyatta, son of the country’s first president, in 2013 and 2017.
His campaign focused on national reconciliation and social welfare.
SOURCE: AL JAZEERA
At the national tallying Centre in Bomas of Kenya and this is the final Tally.
||United Democratic Alliance
||Azimio La Umoja
||Roots Party of Kenya
DECLARATION OF RESULTS FOR THE ELECTION OF PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA AT THE NATIONAL TALLYING CENTRE
REPORTING CONSTITUENCIES : 292
VALID VOTES : 14,213,027
REJECTED VOTES : 113,614
TURNOUT : 64.77
OUR COUNTRY OUR FUTURE : ONE KENYA ONE LOVE
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