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Republic of Kenya

KenyaKenya officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community (EAC). Its capital and largest city is Nairobi. Kenya’s territory lies on the equator and overlies the East African Riftcovering a diverse and expansive terrain that extends roughly from Lake Victoria to Lake Turkana (formerly called Lake Rudolf) and further south-east to the Indian Ocean. It is bordered by Tanzania to the south and southwest, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east. Kenya covers 581,309 km2 (224,445 sq mi), and had a population of approximately 48 million people in January 2017.

Kenya is a presidential representative democratic republic. The President is both the head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the National Assembly and the Senate. The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature.

The National Assembly is the lower house of the Parliament of Kenya. Prior to the 11th Parliament, it had served as the unicameral, and until 1966, bicameral, legislature of the country.

It has a total of 349 seats; 290 elected from the constituencies, 47 women elected from the counties and 12 nominated representatives. The speaker serves as an ex officio member. The Kenyan Higher Court, ordered the lawmakers to enact gender quotas legislation, or face dissolution.

INSTITUTIONS

NAME

TYPE

Kenyan National Assembly LOWER HOUSE
Kenyan Senate UPPER HOUSE

STATISTICS

Population (in 2016) : 46,790,758 Registered Voters (in 2017) : 19,687,563
Vote Cast (in 2017) : 19,611,423 Valid Votes (in 2017) : 15,114,622

ELECTIONS

ELECTION DATE VOTE CAST REGISTER VOTERS WINNER
Kenyan Senate Tuesday, Aug 08, 2017
Kenyan National Assembly Tuesday, Aug 08, 2017
President Tuesday, Aug 08, 2017 15,114,622 19,611,423 Uhuru KENYATTA
Kenyan Senate March 03, 2013 12,131,294 14,388,781 National Alliance
Kenyan National Assembly March 03, 2013 12,330,781 14,388,781 National Alliance
President March 03, 2013 12,330,028 14,352,533 Uhuru KENYATTA