List of Approved Presidential Candidates to Vie for the 2022 Kenyan General Elections. General elections are scheduled to be held in Kenya on 9 August 2022. Voters will elect the President, members of the National Assembly and Senate, county governors and members of the 47 county assemblies.
The Constitution of Kenya requires that a general election of members of parliament to be held on the second Tuesday in 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. 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.
List of Approved Presidential Candidates to Vie for the 2022 Kenyan General Elections
As of 6 June 2022, only four candidates 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
- George Wajackoyah, leader of Roots Party of Kenya
- Raila Odinga, former Prime Minister of Kenya (2008–2013) and leader of Orange Democratic Movement
- William Ruto, current Deputy President of Kenya (2013–present) and leader of United Democratic Alliance
List of Disaproved Presidential Candidates to Vie for the 2022 Kenyan General Elections (Blocked)
However, the following candidates did not meet the requisite constitutional andstatutory requirements, and were therefore unsuccessful:
- Eliud Muthiora Kariara (Independent)
- Dorothy Kemunto Nyangori (Independent)
- Dr. Ekuru Aukot (Thirdway Alliance Party)
- Gibson Ngaruiya Nganga (Independent)
- George Munyottah (Independent)
- Jeremiah Nyagah (Independent)
- James Kamau (Independent)
- Jimi Wanjigi (Safina Party)
- June Juliet Munyeki (Independent)
- Justus Juma (Justice & Freedom)
- Peter Mumbiko King’ori (Independent)
- Walter Onchong’a Mong’are (Umoja Summit Party)
- Njeru Kathangu (Ford Asili)
- Ruben Kigame (Independent)
Regulation 43 (2) (c) of the Elections (General) Regulations, 2012 provides that areturning officer shall hold a nomination paper invalid on grounds that the candidateisnot qualified to be, or is disqualified by law to have been nominated or electedtotheelective post for which nomination is sought
As the Returning Officer for the Presidential Election, upon discovery of newinformationon Walter Onchong’a Mong’are’s lack of academic qualifications, I invited himtoappearbefore me today at 2.00pm to clarify the issue. He failed to honour my invitationandpursuant to Regulation 43 (2) (c) of the Elections (General) Regulations, 2012, I herebyrevoke the nomination certificate of Walter Onchong’a Mong’are of Umoja SummitParty dated 2
nd June 2022. The Commission wishes to remind all candidates to abide by the Electoral Codeof
Conduct during the campaign period.
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