Nov. 21, 2005 Held


Republic of Kenya



Voter Participation

Cast Votes:6,158,072
Valid Votes:6,158,072
Invalid Votes:0

Referendum Vote Share

'Are you for or against the ratification of the proposed new Constitution?'




Election Results Modified: May 10, 2024

General Information

At stake in this Referendum:

  • To ratify a new constitution

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Mwai KIBAKI *
  • Head of Government: President Mwai KIBAKI
  • Assembly: Kenya has a unicameral National Assembly (Bunge) with 224 seats.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • This referendum is to approve the country's new constitution. 'Are you for or against the ratification of the proposed new Constitution?'
    'Je, unakubali au unapinga kuidhinishwa kwa katiba mpya?'

Electoral Requirements

  • A simple majority is needed for the referendum to pass.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 35,349,040 (2005)
  • Registered Voters: 11,800,000 (September 2005 est.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 17,684,250 (2005)

·         Is Kenya a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Kenya ratified CEDAW: Yes (9 March 1984)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 16 (National Assembly) (following the 2002 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 145 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Kenya a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Kenya ratified CRPD: Yes (19 May 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 5,452,356 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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