Thursday, March 9, 2017

Parties begin to submit membership lists to IEBC.

Political parties begin to submit their membership lists today to the election agency, a process that will end on March 19. According to the revised the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) timelines, political parties will have to submit the names of candidates for party primaries to the commission from March 26 to April 5. The commission will gazette the names of the candidates and the dates of the party primaries between March 30 and April 12.

Political parties have between April 13 and 26 to conduct their nominations and should there be any disputes arising from the nominations, parties will have a 30-day window to solve them. It has also emerged that at least 70 political parties and Opposition’s National Super Alliance (NASA) submitted their nomination rules to IEBC at the close of the deadline last week. IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati said the commission was in the process of reviewing the nomination rules submitted by 69 political parties to ensure compliance with the prescribed guidelines. “The Commission published a notice requiring political parties to

submit nomination rules by March 2, 2017. Political parties are further reminded to submit their membership lists on or before March 19,” said Mr. Chebukati.


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