Kenya goes to the poll on 9th August

In the upcoming electoral election in Kenya on 9th August, 1,962 candidates will be competing for a seat, meaning that there are 722 more women currently in the electoral race. This is after the IEBC cleared 1,240 women to run for various seats in 2017.

This, along with the large number of women running will mean that at least 5 women will be elected governor, which is an increase from the last election where only 3 women were elected.