Kenya General Elections, Did you Know?

 

  • THE MOST POPULOUS CONSTITUENCY IS MANDERA SOUTH WITH POPULATION OF 247,619 BUT HAS ONLY 10,600 REGISTERED VOTERS, THE SECOND LOWEST IN THE COUNTRY.
  • THE LEAST POPULOUS IS LAMU EAST WITH POPULATION OF 18,841 BUT ITS REGISTERED VOTERS, (12,932), EXCEED THAT OF MANDERA SOUTH.
  • THE CONSTITUENCY WITH MOST REGISTERED VOTERS IS STAREHE WITH 138,630 VOTERS (179 %).
  • THE CONSTITUENCY WITH THE LEAST REGISTERED VOTERS IS TURKANA EAST WITH 9,375 VOTERS (22 %).
  • KENYA HAS 47 COUNTIES, 290 NEW CONSTITUENCIES, AND 1,450 COUNTY ASSEMBLY WARDS.
  • AT TIME OF THE 2009 CENSUS, THERE WERE 8 PROVINCES, 158 DISTRICTS, 635 DIVISIONS, 2,774 LOCATIONS, 7,150 SUB-LOCATIONS, 175 LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND 215 URBAN CENTRES.
  • URBAN CENTRES COMPRISED OF 3 CITIES, 42 MUNICIPALITIES, 55 TOWN COUNCILS AND 115 URBAN AREAS.
  • OUT OF TOTAL KENYA 2009 POPULATION OF 38,610,097, A TOTAL OF 8,934,164 (23 %) LIVE IN CORE URBAN AREAS.
  • THE MOST VOTES CAST IN ANY ELECTION WAS IN EMBAKASI CONSTITUENCY DURING THE 2007 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS WHEN 141,125 VOTES WERE CAST OUT OF 249,903 REGISTERED VOTERS (56 %).
  • THE MOST VOTES CAST IN A PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION WAS IN EMBAKASI CONSTITUENCY IN 2007 WHEN 136,580 VOTES WERE CAST OUT OF 249,903 REGISTERED VOTERS (54 %).
  • THE LOWEST VOTES CAST IN ANY PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION WAS IN BARINGO EAST CONSTITUENCY IN 1969 WHEN 1,161 VOTES WERE CAST OUT OF 6,342 REGISTERED VOTERS
  • THE LOWEST VOTES CAST IN ANY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WAS IN IJARA CONSTITUENCY IN 1992 WHEN 2,827 VOTES WERE CAST OUT OF 7,908 REGISTERED VOTERS.
  • MOST VOTES CAST IN ANY BY-ELECTION WAS IN JUJA CONSTITUENCY WHEN 93,021 VOTES WERE CAST OUT OF 188,123 REGISTERED VOTERS.
  • MOST CANDIDATES STANDING IN A SINGLE CONSTITUENCY IN A PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION WAS 33 IN KITUTU MASABA IN 2007.
  • MOST CANDIDATES STANDING IN A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WAS 15 IN 1997
  • MOST CANDIDATES STANDING IN A SINGLE CONSTITUENCY IN A BY-ELECTION WAS 18 IN EMUHAYA IN 2008
  • MOST CANDIDATES STANDING IN A PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION WAS 2,547 IN 2007 COMPARED WITH 2,098 IN 2013.
  • PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION WITH MOST UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES WAS 1988 WITH 65.
  • PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION WITH LEAST UNOPPOSED CANDIDATE WAS 2002 WITH ONE.
  • THE CONSTITUENCY WITH THE HIGHEST VOTER TURN-OUT IN ANY ELECTION WAS KIHARU IN THE 1992 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WITH 101 %.
  • THE CONSTITUENCY WITH THE HIGHEST TURN-OUT IN A PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION WAS KARACHUONYO IN 2007 WITH 95.57 %.
  • THE CONSTITUENCY WITH THE HIGHEST NO SHOW VOTERS IN ANY ELECTION WAS EMBAKASI IN 2008 BY-ELECTION WHEN 182,628 FAILED TO VOTE (73%) OUT OF 249,970 REGISTERED VOTERS.
  • THE CONSTITUENCY WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF REJECTED VOTES WAS NORTH IMENTI IN 2007 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WITH 5,997 (6.7 % OF CAST VOTES).
  • THE CONSTITUENCY WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF REJECTED VOTES IN A PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION WAS BUMULA IN 2002 WITH 4,842 (14.8 % OF CAST VOTES).
  • THE ONLY TIME WHERE TWO CANDIDATES TIED FOR FIRST PLACE WAS IN WAJIR NORTH 2007 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION WHEN BOTH RECEIVED 3,675 LEADING TO THE ELECTION BEING REPEATED IN 2008.

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