Kirinyaga local elections, 2013

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Local elections were held in Kirinyaga to elect a Governor and County Assembly on 4 March 2013.[1] Under the new constitution, which was passed in a 2010 referendum, the 2013 general elections were the first in which Governors and members of the County Assemblies for the newly created counties were elected. They will also be the first general elections run by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC) which has released the official list of candidates.[2]

Gubernatorial election[edit]

Candidate Running Mate Coalition Party Votes
Kagai, Bedan Muriithi Karuri, Rev. Joyce Gaturi Grand National Union --
Kibicho, James Kareu Njuki, Joseph Nduku NARC–Kenya --
Kiragu, John Mwangi Maina, David Njoroge Agano Party --
Ndathi, Joseph Kathuri Njiri, Julius Muthike The National Alliance --
Nyagah, James Munyambu Miano, Joseph Murithi Democratic Party --

Prospective candidates[edit]

The following are some of the candidates who have made public their intentions to run:[3]


  1. ^ "Kenya to hold polls in March 2013, says elections body". The Citizen. 18 March 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-02. 
  3. ^ "Insecurity and irrigation top of the Kirinyaga agenda". Daily Nation. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013.