IEBC publishes governor and senator election results

Friday August 18 2017

The electoral commission has formally published the results of the elections of governors, senators and woman representatives.

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati made the formal declaration in the Kenya Gazette published on Friday.


The publication now sets the stage for the swearing-in of MPs in the National Assembly and the Senate although the list of Members of the National Assembly has to be published first.

Once the list of MPs is published, the president can then convene the first sitting of the new Parliament as set out in the Constitution.

Article 126 (2) of the Constitution says: “Whenever a new House is elected, the President, by notice in the Gazette, shall appoint the place and date for the first sitting of the new House, which shall be not more than thirty days after the election.”



This means that Parliament must hold its first sitting by September 7.

There had been reports last week that Parliament would hold its first sitting next Tuesday but that can only be determined by the publication of the notice by the president.

At their first sittings in their respective Houses, the lawmakers will elect their speakers and deputy speakers.

Speakers are elected from among persons who are not MPs while their deputies are elected from amongst the sitting MPs as per the Constitution.


From the lists published on Friday, the governors who won with the largest number of votes were Nairobi’s Mike Sonko with 871,794 and Kiambu’s Ferdinard Ndung’u Waititu Babayao with 767,432.

Amongst the senators, Nairobi’s John Sakaja (832,841) and Kiambu’s Kimani Wamatangi (732,625) had the highest number of votes.

Amongst the Woman Reps, Kiambu’s Gathoni Wamuchomba had 922,829 votes the highest number, the third highest among all candidates nationwide, while  Esther Muthoni Rosanna Passaris had 865,124 votes.