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Last updated

Oct, 2022

President/Head of StateWilliam Ruto
Prime Ministern/a
Size of Cabinet23
Female cabinet members7
National AssemblyNational Assembly
Seats in NA350
Parties in NA21 + 12 Indp
Female MPs in NA23,14%
Term of National Assembly5 years
Term of President5 years
Number of NA Elections held7
Number of PE held7
Next General Elections2027

List of cabinet (nominees)

Head of StatePresidentWilliam Ruto
Deputy PresidentRigathi Gachagua
Prime Cabinet SecretaryMusalia Mudavadi
FinanceCabinet Secretary of The National Treasury and PlanningNjuguna Ndung'u
ForeignCabinet Secretary of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora AffairsAlfred Mutua
DefenseCabinet Secretary of The Ministry of DefenceAden Duale
JusticeAttorney GeneralJustin Muturi
AgricultureCabinet Secretary of The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock DevelopmentMithika Linturi
EnergyCabinet Secretary of The Ministry of Energy and PetroleumDavis Chirchir
Natural ResourcesCabinet Secretary of The Mining, Blue Economy & Maritime AffairsSalim Mvurya
Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Water, Sanitation and IrrigationAlice Wahome
EducationCabinet Secretary of The Ministry of EducationEzekiel Machogu
EconomyCabinet Secretary of The Ministry of Trade, Investment, and IndustryMoses Kuria
Cabinet Secretary of The Ministry of Cooperatives and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise DevelopmentSimon Chelugui
Digital/IT/MediaCabinet Secretary of The Ministry of Information, Communication, and TechnologyEliud Owalo
InteriorCabinet Secretary of The Ministry of Interior and National AdministrationKithure Kindiki
EnvironmentCabinet Secretary of The Ministry of Environment and ForestryRoselinda Soipan Tuya
LaborCabinet Secretary of The Ministry of Labour and Social ProtectionFlorence Bore
OthersCabinet Secretary of The Ministry of Roads, Transport, and Public WorksOnesmus Kipchumba Murkomen
Cabinet Secretary of The Ministry of Youth Affairs, Sports, and ArtsAbabu Namwamba
Cabinet Secretary of The Ministry of East African Community (EAC), Arid and Semi-Arid and Regional DevelopmentRebecca Miano
Cabinet Secretary of The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife, and HeritagePeninah Malonza
Cabinet Secretary of Ministry of LandsZacharia Mwangi Njeru
Cabinet Secretary of The Ministry of Public Service and GenderAisha Jumwa

Main political parties

Name of partyFoundationTimes Elected to NATimes Won at NATimes Won at PE
United Democratic Alliance (UDA)2012211
Jubilee Party (JP)2016312
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)2005/2007420
Wiper Democratic Movement-Kenya (WDM-K)320
Forum for the Restoration of Democracy (FORD-KENYA)1992700
Kenya African National Union (KANU)1960722

Last NA election results

NA elections/Parties winning seatsSeats
United Democratic Alliance (UDA)148
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)86
Jubilee Party (JP)28
Wiper Democratic Movement – Kenya (WDM-K)26
Independent Candidates12
United Democratic Movement8
Amani National Congress (ANC)8
Forum for the Restoration of Democracy – Kenya (FORD-Kenya)6
Kenya African National Union (KANU)6
Democratic Action Party5
Kenya Union Party3
Pamoja African Alliance3
United Party of Independent Alliance (UPIA)2
The Service Party (TSP)2
Maendeleo Chap Chap Party (MCCP)2
Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM)1
Democratic Party (DP) 1
Grand Dream Development Party (GDDP)1
Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) 1
National Alliance Party of Kenya (NAP-K)1
National Ordinary People Empowerment Union (NOPEU)1
United Progressive Alliance (UPA)1
Number of parties winning seats21
Number of parties contestingn/a
Female MPs23.14%
Voter turnoutn/a

Last Presidential election results

Presidential elections  
William RutoKenya Kwanza50.49%
Raila OdingaAzimio la Umoja48.85%
George Wajackoyah LuchiriRoots Party0.44%
David Waihiga MwaureAgano Party0.23%
Total no of candidates4
Voter Turnoutn/a

Voting System

  • PE: President and deputy president directly elected on the same ballot by qualified majority popular vote for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term); in addition to receiving an absolute majority popular vote, the presidential candidate must also win at least 25% of the votes cast in at least 24 of the 47 counties to avoid a runoff.
  • NA: 290 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote, 47 women in single-seat constituencies elected by simple majority vote, and 12 members nominated by the National Assembly – 6 representing youth and 6 representing the disabled, and the Assembly speaker; members serve 5-year terms

Source: CIA World Factbook