The Six Types of Elective Positions in Kenya
The elective positions in Kenya involve representing the people at the national and the county level. Article 1 of the Constitution of Kenya stipulates that all sovereign power belongs to the people of Kenya.
The people may exercise their sovereign power either directly or through their democratically elected representatives.
Therefore, Kenya being a representative (or indirect) democracy, Kenyans elect representatives to the national government county government to represent their interests. The elective positions in Kenya are in the:
- National Executive
- Parliament (the Senate and National Assembly)
- The County Executive
- The County Assembly
The people of the Republic of Kenya delegate their sovereign power to these representatives at the national and county level. These representatives, in turn, exercise the people’s sovereign power at the national and county level.
The elective positions in Kenya are in both the national and county levels of government.
The elective positions for the national government in Kenya are the:
- President, and the Deputy President, collectively known as the Presidency;
- Members of the National Assembly (MNAs);
- Members of the Senate (Senators);
- Women County Representatives (or simply known as Women Representatives)
The elective positions for the county government in Kenya are the:
- County Governor (and the Deputy Governor), and
- Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) also known as Ward Representatives.
For in depth look at these elective positions in Kenya, see the following articles: