August 9

More than 80 parties submit nomination lists

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022 03:20 | By
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Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chair Wafula Chebukati. PHOTO/file

Some 81 political parties participating in this year’s elections have submitted their nominations lists to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The parties that submitted the nomination lists will now fight to secure more seats for the County Assembly and Parliament in order to get majority of the nomination slots.

Yesterday, IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati revealed that out of the 83 political parties participating in the August polls, 81 submitted their lists.  Ford Asili and Ukweli party failed to submit as at the close of the deadline on June 25.

“The Commission confirms that, by midnight of June 25, it had received party lists from 81 political parties out of the 83 cleared to participate in the 2022 General Election. The two political parties that did not submit their party lists are Forum for Republican Democracy (Ford Asili) and Ukweli Party,” said Chebukati.

Political parties will nominate members in the party lists according to their proportional representation in the house. In previous elections, political parties have used nominations to dangle carrots to some party honchos and loyalists to the County Assembly, National Assembly or the Senate.

Leading presidential contenders, UDA’s William Ruto and Azimio chief Raila Odinga are said to have prevailed upon some aspirants to step down and get the nomination slots while others have been promised plum government positions should either of their political parties marshal more numbers in the three law-making bodies.

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