Kenyan Constitution: Chapter Nine, Part 2, Article 135 to 137

By Juma Fred / September 23, 2016

The Executive

President And Deputy President

Article 135: Decisions of the president

A decision of the President in the performance of any function of the President under this Constitution shall be in writing and shall bear the seal and signature of the President.

Article 136: Election of the president

(1) The President shall be elected by registered voters in a national election conducted in accordance with this Constitution and any Act of Parliament regulating presidential elections.
(2) An election of the President shall be held–

(a) on the same day as a general election of Members of Parliament, being the second Tuesday in August, in every fifth year; or
(b) in the circumstances contemplated in Article 146.

Article 137: Qualifications and disqualifications for election as president

(1) A person qualifies for nomination as a presidential candidate if the person–

(a) is a citizen by birth;
(b) is qualified to stand for election as a member of Parliament;
(c) is nominated by a political party, or is an independent candidate; and
(d) is nominated by not fewer than two thousand voters from each of a majority of the counties.

(2) A person is not qualified for nomination as a presidential candidate if the person–

(a) owes allegiance to a foreign state; or
(b) is a public officer, or is acting in any State or other public office.

(3) Clause (2) (b) shall not apply to–

(a) the President;
(b) the Deputy President; or
(c) a member of Parliament.

Read: Kenyan Constitution: Chapter Nine, Part 2, Article 133 to 134

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