On Tuesday August 9 Kenya’s 22 million registered voters head to the polls for the 2022 General elections. Opinion polls show that there is no clear favourite between serving Deputy President William Ruto, 55, and 77-year-old former Prime Minister and veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Voters are required to simultaneously vote for a president, senator, member of parliament, woman representative, county governor and county assembly member.
Kenyans in diaspora constitute about three to four million people in total, according to data from the authorities. Ahead of Tuesday’s elections, registered voters in the diaspora are 10,444 – more than double the number (4,223) in the last cycle. This includes Kenyan-Canadians who registered to vote in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.
Time and place to vote
The three polling stations will open 6am and close at 5pm, local time, and voters must present the document they used to register – Kenyan national ID or passport.
The diplomatic and consular locations are:
Kenya High Commission in Ottawa, 415 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6R4.
Kenya Honorary Consulate in Toronto at 41 Lesmill Road, Toronto, ON M3B 2T3.
Kenya Honorary Consulate in Vancouver, 2864 Cottonwood St, Abbortsford, BC V4X 1K5.
The country’s democracy, economy and political stability, that is the lives of 48 million Kenyans are at stake.