Nominees of Party Lists qualifications in Kenya 2022- IEBC Requirements

Requirements for Elective Post- Nominees of Party Lists

NOTICE is hereby given to the public on the qualifications and requirements for candidates contesting for elective positions together with nominees to Party Lists in the upcoming General Election scheduled to be held on 8th August, 2017

Select position :

Qualifications for Nominees of Party Lists under Articles 97(1) (c) and 98 (1) (b), (c) and (d), and for the members of county assemblies under Article 177 (1) (b) and (c)

The following:

  • Nominees to the National Assembly –
  • Nominees to the Senate
  • Youth Nominees to the Senate
  • Persons with Disability Nominees to the Senate
  • Marginalized Group Nominees to the County Assembly
  • Gender Special Seats Nominees to the County Assembly (For Gender Top Up)


  • Must have been a Kenyan citizen for at least 10 years before the election;
  • Must be a registered voter;
  • Must not owe allegiance to a foreign state;
  • Certification of Disability from the relevant institution as prescribed by the Commission;
  • Must meet the statutory moral and ethical requirements under the Leadership and Integrity Act;
  • Must not be a public officer or acting in any State of public office other than a Member of the County Assembly or National Assembly as the case may be.
  • Must not hold dual citizenship unless citizenship of the other country has been obtained by operation of law without capacity to opt out;
  • Must not be an undischarged bankrupt;
  • Must not be a person of unsound mind;
  • Must not be subject to a sentence of imprisonment of at least six months from the date of registration of candidates or date of elections;
  • Must not have been found to have abused or misused state or public office or contravened Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
  • Must not have been dismissed or removed from public office for contravening the provisions of Articles 75, 76, 77 and 78 of the Constitution


A Political Party must submit the following documents to the Commission during the date set for delivery of party lists to the Commission:

  1. Party Lists containing nominees appointed in accordance with Articles 97(1)(c), 98(1)(b), (c) and 177(1)(c) and (c) of the Constitution in the manner prescribed by the Commission and by authorized signatories of the nominating Political Party.
  2. Duly signed copies of Letters of Acceptance executed by the Nominees.

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