In Summary
  • An analysis by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission shows that the Jubilee Party has 1,801 nominees, followed by the Orange Democratic Movement, which has 1,289.
  • In total, besides the 4,950 independent candidates, the 64 political parties that will be participating in the this year's General Election have 11,418 nominees, bringing the total number to 16,368.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party has submitted the highest number of nominees for various electoral seats in this year's General Election.

An analysis by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) shows that the Jubilee Party has 1,801 nominees, including its presidential pick, followed by the Orange Democratic Movement, which has 1,289.

In total, besides the 4,950 independent nominees, the 64 political parties that will participate in the August 8 elections have 11,418 nominees, bringing the total number to 16,368.

The emergence of the party lists follows a two-day retreat of IEBC commissioners.

The meeting, which started on May 16, was “to deliberate on party lists, enforcement of electoral code of conduct and disputes resolution”.

The analysis also comes at a time the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal is yet to complete its task of resolving the nomination disputes. There were 263 that went to the tribunal. Its hearings are expected to be concluded by Friday.

TOP SEVEN

Besides the Jubilee Party and ODM, the other parties in the top seven with the highest number of nominees are Maendeleo Chap Chap (911), Kanu (695), Amani National Congress (639), Wiper Democratic Party (632) and Ford-Kenya (631).

On the other hand, the Roots Party of Kenya has only one nominee for the National Assembly and three for county ward representatives, the Forum for Republican Democracy has 10, Ukweli Party (13), Diligence Development Alliance (16), Republican Liberty Party (18), Alliance for Real Change (19) and the Liberal Democratic Party (19).

According to the analysis, the Jubilee Party leads in the number of nominees for every available elective seat besides the presidency.

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