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IEBC issues important timelines ahead of August polls

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 12:16 | By
Police in Kisii wants organized campaigns as has been the advice of IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati. PHOTO/Courtesy
IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati at a past press briefing. PHOTO/File

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has issued statutory timelines that will guide the preparation for the August 9, 2022, general election.

In a notice on Tuesday, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati said political parties should submit to the commission a membership list certified by the Office of the Registrar Political Parties (ORPP) and names of aspirants, dates, and venues of nominations on or before Saturday, April 9.

The commission also directed the parties to resolve intra-party disputes by Friday, April 22 before submitting the names of persons selected to contest in the general election on or before Thursday, April 28.

"The commission shall reject the candidature of any person nominated by a political party for any elective position, if that candidate is not qualified or eligible for election under the Constitution, the Elections Act, 2011 or any other written law," Chebukati said.

At the same time, independent candidates have been directed to submit to IEBC a clearance certificate from the ORPP confirming that one is not a member of any registered political party on or before Monday, May 2.

"Independent candidates are expected to deliver to the respective Returning Officers duly filled forms of Supporters, accompanied by corresponding copies of the identification documents of the voters who have appended their signatures in support of their candidature," Chebukati stated.

Presidential election

Presidential candidates have been directed to collect statutory forms for purposes of recording particulars of their supporters at Anniversary Towers 21st floor between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and deliver the duly filled forms to IEBC on or before, Monday, May 22.

"The Commission urges political parties and independent candidates to adhere to the timelines
and shall periodically provide updates on general election activities," Chebukati added.

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