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ELECTIONS 2017: JUBILEE, ODM, MAENDELEO CHAP CHAP FIELD HIGHEST NUMBER OF ASPIRANTS

The Jubilee party has produced the highest number of candidates seeking to run for elective posts in the August elections.

According to Independent and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) final list of candidates by all political parties as the, Jubilee party has fielded 1,801 candidates, followed by ODM (1,289), Maendeleo Chap Chap (911).

The Jubilee party, which is led by President Uhuru Kenyatta, was formed this year out of the merger of 11 parties. Governor Alfred Mutua’s Maendeleo Chap Chap, which was formed recently, appears to have gained popularity quite fast considering that it has fielded more candidates than Wiper(632) and Kanu(695). Chama Cha Mashinani, another relatively young party, has also fetched 372 candidates.

IEBC has cleared a total 16,259 candidates to vie for 1,882 positions in the August general elections with an additional 4,950 running as independent candidates.

OVER 16,000 ASPIRANTS TO VIE IN 2017 POLLS

 

Political Parties Total Candidates
Jubilee Party 1801
ODM 1289
Maendeleo Chap Chap 911
KANU 695
ANC 639
Wiper 632
Ford-Kenya 631
Chama cha Mashinani 372
PNU 344
DP 264
Chama Mwangaza Daima 230
United Democratic Party 228
NARC-Kenya 227
Federal Party of Kenya 191
Safina 184
The National Vision Party 178
Agano Party 129
Progressive Party of Kenya 125
National Rainbow Coalition 122
The Labour Party of Kenya 111
Party for Development and Reform 110
Muungano Party 107
New Democrats 100
Chama cha Uzalendo 88
Mazingira Greens Party 84
KADU-Asili 82
Kenya Social Congress 78
Peoples Democratic Party 73
Maendeleo Democratic Party 72
Kenya National Congress 70
Peoples Trust Party 65
Peoples Empowerment Party 64
Thirdway Alliance Kenya 64
Citizens Convention Party 62
Kenya Patriots Party 59
Farmers Party 57
Economic Freedom Party 52
Green Congress of Kenya 52
SDP-Kenya 50
National Liberal Party 50
Restore and Build Kenya 49
Vibrant Democratic Party 47
Frontier Alliance Party 45
Party of Independent Candidates of Kenya 43
Movement for Democracy and Growth 43
Devolution Party of Kenya 40
Shirikisho Party of Kenya 38
National Agenda Party 36
Party of Democratic Unity 35
Empowerment and Liberation Party 33
Peoples Party of Kenya 32
National Party of Kenya 27
United Democratic Movement 26
Mzalendo Saba Saba Party 21
Alternative Leadership Party of Kenya 21
Justice and Freedom Party 21
Democratic Congress 20
Liberal Democratic Party 19
Alliance for Real Change 19
Republican Liberal Party 18
Diligence Development Alliance 16
Ukweli Party 13
Ford 10
Roots Party of Kenya 4
National Democratic Movement
Sisi kwa Sisi Party
TOTAL 11418

 

President Kenyatta declared winner.

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