Gubernatorial Candidates per County

Qualifications

    Candidate for Governor Election (and Running Mate)

    Qualifications:

    1. Must be a Kenyan citizen for at least 10 years before the election

    2. Must not owe allegiance to a foreign state

    3. Must be eligible for election as a member of the county assembly

    4. Must be a registered voter

    5. Is a holder of a degree from a University recognized in Kenya

    6. Is nominated by a Political Party or is an independent candidate

     

    REF: IEBC

Election

    Election of county governor and deputy county governor

    (1)         The county governor shall be directly elected by the voters registered in the county, on the same day as a general election of Members of Parliament, being the

                  second Tuesday in August, in every fifth year.

    (2)         To be eligible for election as county governor, a person must be eligible for election as a member of the county assembly.

    (3)         If only one candidate for county governor is nominated, that candidate shall be declared elected.

    (4)         If two or more candidates are nominated, an election shall be held in the county and the candidate who receives the greatest number of votes shall be

                  declared elected.

    (5)         Each candidate for election as county governor shall nominate a person who is qualified for nomination for election as county governor as a candidate for

                 deputy governor.

    (6)         The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission shall not conduct a separate election for the deputy governor but shall declare the candidate

                  nominated by the person who is elected county governor to have been elected as the deputy governor.

    (7)         A person shall not hold office—

    (a)         as a county governor for more than two terms; or 

    (b)         as a deputy county governor for more than two terms.

    (8)         For the purposes of clause (7), a person who has assumed the office of county governor shall be deemed to have served a full term, subject only to Article 182

                  (3)(b).


    REF: Constitution of Kenya 2010

Functions

    183.       Functions of county executive committees

    (1)         A county executive committee shall—

    (a)         implement county legislation;

    (b)         implement, within the county, national legislation to the extent that the legislation so requires;

    (c)          manage and coordinate the functions of the county administration and its departments; and 

    (d)         perform any other functions conferred on it by this Constitution or national legislation. 

    (2)         A county executive committee may prepare proposed legislation for consideration by the county assembly. 

    (3)         The county executive committee shall provide the county assembly with full and regular reports on matters relating to the county.

     

    REF: Constitution of Kenya 2010

Vacation

    182.       Vacancy in the office of county governor

    (1)         The office of the county governor shall become vacant if the holder of the office—

    (a)         dies; 

    (b)         resigns, in writing, addressed to the speaker of the county assembly; 

    (c)          ceases to be eligible to be elected county governor under Article 180(2);

    (d)         is convicted of an offence punishable by imprisonment for at least twelve months; or

    (e)         is removed from office under this Constitution. 

    (2)         If a vacancy occurs in the office of county governor, the deputy county governor shall assume office as county governor for the remainder of the term of the

                  county governor. 

    (3)         If a person assumes office as county governor under clause (2), the person shall be deemed for the purposes of Article 180(7)—

    (a)         to have served a full term as county governor if, at the date on which the person assumed office, more than two and a half years remain before the

                 date of the next regularly scheduled election under Article 180(1); or

    (b)         not to have served a term of office as county governor, in any other case.

    (4)         If a vacancy occurs in the office of county governor and that of deputy county governor, or if the deputy county governor is unable to act, the speaker of the

                 county assembly shall act as county governor. 

    (5)         If a vacancy occurs in the circumstances contemplated by clause (4), an election to the office of county governor shall be held within sixty days after the

                  speaker assumes the office of county governor.

    (6)         A person who assumes the office of county governor under this Article shall, unless otherwise removed from office under this Constitution, hold office until the

                  newly elected county governor assumes office following the next election held under Article 180(1).

     

    REF: Constitution of Kenya 2010