Bonchari and 3 CAWs By-elections moved to 23rd June

NAIROBI: Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Parliamentary by-elections for Bonchari Constituency, which was scheduled to be held on 3rd June, 2014 will now be held on 23rd June, 2014. This is because the courts declared the seat vacant on 7th March but issued the certificate on 14th April, 2014. The countdown begins from the date the certificate is issued. On the same date, IEBC will conduct by-elections in three County Assembly Wards (CAWs) namely: Misikhu (Webuye West, Bungoma County), Maua (Igembe South, Meru County) and Kinakomba (Galole, Tana River County).


Nyando, Bonchari, Mathare By-Elections on June 3

By-elections-othayaA polling clerk issues a voter with a ballot paper in a recent parliamentary by-election.

NAIROBI: Thursday, April 03, 2014
By-elections for Nyando, Mathare and Bonchari Constituencies Members of the National Assembly seats will be held on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2014.

On the same date, IEBC will conduct by-elections in three County Assembly Wards (CAWs) namely: Misikhu (Webuye West, Bungoma County), Maua (Igembe South, Meru County) and Kikombai (Galole, Tana River County).

Independent Candidates are required to submit their symbols and seek clearance from the Registrar of Political Parties by 15th April, 2014 while Political Party primaries in respect to these by-elections are expected to be completed by 19th April, 2014.


Four Candidates Cleared for Othaya By-election

Mini pollsOthaya Returning Officer James Mbai (left) issues an nomination certificate to a candidate at the Othaya CDF Hall.

NYERI: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Four Candidates have been cleared to contest in the Othaya Member of National Assembly by-elections scheduled for 29th April, 2014.

Othaya Returning Officer James Mbai received nomination papers and issued clearance certificates to Emilio Kibui Mwangi of Kenya Farmers Party, Safina Party’s Joshua Mwangi Mugo, John Kin’gara of Democratic Party (DP) and Mary Wambui of The National Alliance (TNA).

Campaigns for the by election will start on 3rd April and end on 27th April, 2014.


IEBC Receives Court Certificates Nullifying Bonchari, Nyando Elections

NAIROBI: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (EBC) has received certificates of nullification for the election of Bonchari and Nyando Members of National Assembly from the Court of Appeal, in Compliance with Section 86 (1) of the Elections Act, 2011.

Subsequently, the IEBC Chairperson has written to the speaker of the National Assembly Hon. J. B Muturi notifying him of the certificates following which the speaker is expected to issue a notice to the Commission declaring the seats vacant as per section 86 (2) of the Elections Act, 2011.

Upon receiving the Communication from the Speaker, IEBC will set a date, plan and conduct by-elections in Bonchari and Nyando constituencies within 90 days.

Mathare Constituency Election formally Nullified

Nairobi: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
IEBC has officially received the certificate nullifying the election of Hon. George Wanjohi as the Mathare Member of National Assembly from the Court of Appeal, in compliance with section 86(1) of the Elections Act 2011.

As provided by section 86(2) of the Elections Act, 2011 IEBC has written to the Speaker of the National Assembly acknowledging receipt of the certificate and requesting the speaker to declare the seat vacant paving way for setting of a date and a subsequently holding a by- election in the Constituency.

After receiving Writs from the Speaker of the National Assembly, IEBC will announce the date for mini poll, which by-law must be within 90 days from the date of the Speaker's note.

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