IEBC Developing Gender, Disability Inclusion Policy

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MACHAKOS: Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is developing a policy on public participation, gender and disability inclusion in the electoral process.

This was necessitated by, among other factors, a High court ruling on April 15, 2013 on case filed against IEBC by the Gender and Equality Commission concerning special seats nominations to County Assemblies. The Court directed IEBC to develop a programme and measures geared towards increasing the participation of youth, persons with disabilities, marginalized groups and other vulnerable persons to effectively participate in political processes.

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IEBC, Media Editors Hold Talks on Elections Reporting

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NAIROBI: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has given an undertaking to proactively engage the media in order to strengthen the electoral process in Kenya.

Speaking in Nairobi at a breakfast meeting with media editors, IEBC Chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan said the Commission will include recommendations from the media in the post-election evaluation report that will inform the conduct of future elections. “We are candidly looking at the roles played by the various stakeholders, including the media, applaud and build on what was done well, highlight and review what did not go well and aim to better subsequent activities from the lessons learnt,” he said.

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IEBC Hold Consultative Meeting with CIC

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The Independent Electoral and boundaries Commission held a meeting with the Commission of the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) to discuss the legal and administrative framework for a referendum process, among other issues. The consultations focused on the collection of signatures for different scenarios and the timelines.

Other emerging issues were the modalities of holding different referendum questions on a single day and the link between amendment of the constitution and suspension of the fundamental principles of the constitution. The IEBC Chairman said "We have already started working to improve the electoral legal framework. We have drawn lessons from the General Elections [March 4th, 2013] to improve the management of elections in Kenya".

Continuous Voter Registration at Huduma Centres

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NAIROBI: Monday, October 13, 2014

The IEBC has adopted a new voter registration outreach strategy. The public can now enroll as voters at the one-stop public service Huduma Centres. Nakuru and Kisii are among the first towns to offer IEBC officials desks to register voters using the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits. Huduma Centres are convenient for voter registration because that is where the public go for primary documents for registration such as ID cards and Passports.

The IEBC is mandated by law to maintain an updated register of voters which it must regularly revise and update by adding those who have not registered and deleting the names of deceased voters.

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IEBC Engages Voters at Nairobi Trade Fair

nairobi-trade-view9Commerce, Tourism and East African Affairs Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie (second left) listens to an IEBC Officer when she visited the Commission stand at the Nairobi International Trade Fair on 3rd October, 2014.

NAIROBI: Wednesday, October 02, 2014
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has joined hundreds of other exhibitors in showcasing its operations and activities at the ongoing Nairobi International Trade Fair.

Visitors to the IEBC stand are particularly interested in understanding electoral technologies including Biometric Voter Registration (BVR), Electronic Voter Identification (EVID and the Results Transmission System (RTS) among other electoral operations.

Over 30 IEBC staff are stationed at various desks to handle visitors’ concerns on various aspects of the electoral process. Continuous voter registration for Kibra constituency is also being conducted at the IEBC stand.

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