Coast: 1.2 Million registered voters
Kwale: 200,000 Registered voters (Population – 649,931 – Census 2009)
2013 Elections Breakdown in Kwale County
101,407 (81%) voted for Raila Odinga of the CORD coalition; Raila in ODM and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka in WDM-K.
17,633 (14%) voted for Uhuru Kenyatta of the Jubilee coalition; Uhuru in TNA and his running mate William S. Ruto in URP.
The political party representation of the 20 elected county ward representatives is;
- ODM- 6
- UDFP – 5
- The National Alliance (TNA) – 3
- United Republican Party (URP) – 2
- KADU-Asili – 1
- KNC – 1
- Shirikisho Party of Kenya (SPK) – 1
- FORD-People – 1
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto’s visit to the coast region seems to have bore fruits after Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya (ODM) declared support for Jubilee and the president in the coming general election.