Former IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati.

Revealed: 23 Counties with Highest Number of Voters

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The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on June 21, 2022, gazetted the revised register of voters that will be used for the August 9, 2022 general election.

In the register, IEBC gives details of the total number of voters from each County Assembly Ward, Constituency, County, Prison and country for Kenyans residing outside Kenya.

The register shows that there are 22,102,532 voters for the upcoming general election with additional 7,483 voters who are in various prisons and 10,443 voters residing outside the country.

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati.

Here is a look at the top 16 counties with the highest number of registered voters;

– Nairobi – 2,415,310

– Kiambu – 1,275,008

– Nakuru – 1,054,856

– Kakamega – 844,551

– Meru – 772,139

– Machakos – 687,565

– Bungoma – 646,598

– Mombasa – 641,913

– Kisii – 637,010

– Murang’a – 620,929

– Kisumu – 606,754

– Kilifi – 588,602

– Homabay – 551,071

– Siaya – 533,595

– Kitui – 532,758

– Uasin Gishu – 506,138

Other counties that have at least 400,000 registered voters include; Nyeri (481,632), Makueni (479,401), Migori (469,019), Kajiado (463,273), Kericho (428,067), Busia (416,756), and Nandi that has 406,288 registered voters.

IEBC clerks at a past voters’ registration excercise.

Registered voters in the North Rift counties

The North Rift region has only two counties with over 400,000 votes – Uasin Gishu and Nandi – none of which make it to the top 10, in terms of counties the highest number of votes.

Here is a breakdown of registered voters per county in the region;

– Turkana – 238,528

– West Pokot – 220,026

– Samburu – 100,014

– Trans Nzoia – 398,981

– Uasin Gishu – 506,138

– Elgeyo Marakwet – 213,884

– Nandi – 406,288

– Baringo – 281,053

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