Find below a  list of parties and independent candidates that have submitted their names to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissions (IEBC) to contest as president in Kenya for the 8th August 2017 General Election.

IEBC List of Presidential Candidates for 8th August 2017 General elections, Kenya
IEBC List of Presidential Candidates for 8th August 2017 General elections, Kenya/Photo

The list was generated by the Candidate Registration Management System (CRMS) which allowed political parties to submit their candidates online. The last date of submission was on May 16, 2017.

Presidential Candidates Running under parties

  1. ALLIANCE FOR REAL CHANGE party:  DIDA MOHAMED ABDUBA
  2. JUBILEE PARTY:  KENYATTA UHURU (current president)
  3. JUSTICE AND FREEDOM PARTY:  JUMA JUSTUS ZACHAOS ONYANGO
  4. MAENDELEO DEMOCRATIC PARTY: MUSUNGU AMRAM INYAMBUKU
  5. ORANGE DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT: ODINGA RAILA AMOLO (current opposition leader)
  6. THIRDWAY ALLIANCE party: KENYA EKURU AUKOT
  7. UNITED DEMOCRATIC PARTY:  KHWA JIRONGO SHAKHALAGA

Independent Presidential candidates

  1. PETER SOLOMON GICHIRA
  2. MICHAEL WAINAINA WAWERU
  3. JOSEPH WILLIAM NTHIGA NYAGAH
  4. MICHAEL NYAGWACHI ORENGE
  5. MUTHIORA ELIUD KARIARA
  6. JAPHET KAVINGA KALUYU
  7. STEPHEN OWOKO OGANGA
  8. PETER OSOTSI
  9. NAZLIN UMAR RAJPUT
  10. DAVID MUNGA MWADENDA
  11. ERASTUS NYAMERA MASIRA

A total of 18 candidates have shown interest to contest as president in the August 2017 elections. Whether some will withdraw in between May and August is a wait and see game.

Part of the Information retrieved from: IEBC website

You can also read  IEBC approved political Parties in Kenya 2017 and official contacts

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