Kenya

Data on youth

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Year of birth
1963

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
51.22
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Mercy Chebeni (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
79
Oldest member
Samson Ongeri (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
47
Total per sex
Total of male
47 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
21 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
1 See historical data for this field.
31-40
13 See historical data for this field.
41-45
7
46-50
17 See historical data for this field.
51-60
15 See historical data for this field.
61-70
11 See historical data for this field.
71-80
2 See historical data for this field.
81-90
2 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
0
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 1 13 7 17 15 11 2 2 0
Total <= 45: 21 Total >= 46: 47
Male 0 0 10 4 9 11 10 2 1 0 47
Female 0 1 3 3 8 4 1 0 1 0 21
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.47%0%1.47%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger20.59%14.71%5.88%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger30.88%20.59%10.29%

Reserved seats and quotas

Number of reserved seats, by group
Youth
2
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.
Notes
Reserved seat. The Constitution reserves two seats in the Senate for persons, each of either gender, representing youth under 35 years of age.
Elections > Election system

Eligibility and voting

Minimum age of eligibility The minimum age to become a member of parliament, or to run in parliamentary elections, may be different for each chamber in bicameral parliaments. The age of eligibility is sometimes higher than the minimum age for voting.
Minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections What is the minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections?