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.

Nigerian Senate committee Visits IEBC

nigerian -visitNigerian Senators with IEBC Commissioners in Nairobi on 25th March, 2014.

Nairobi: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
A Nigerian Senate Committee is in the country to benchmark on various governance issues among them legal, administrative and electoral systems and processes.

The team, which is led by the committee chairperson Senator Gemande Barnabas Andyar, held talks with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. The discussed centered on Boundaries Delimitation, role of technology in the electoral process and dealing with the Diaspora vote.


Meru County Speaker to Act as Governor

Nairobi: Friday, March 14 2014
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has received the certificate of nullification for the Meru Governor from the Court of Appeal pursuant to the Provisions Section 86 of the Elections Act, 2011. In accordance to the Constitution, the Commission has forwarded the letter together with the certificate to the Speaker of the County Assembly of Meru, Mr. Joseph Kaberia, notifying him of the nullification of the election.

The letter from IEBC has been copied to the Transition Authority as required by law to ensure the County Speaker assumes office in acting capacity until the By-election is held. The date for the By-election will be set and announced in due course.

Senior South Sudan Election Team visit IEBC

south-sudanCommissioner Eng. Abdullahi Sharawe shares a point with the visiting delegation from Southern Sudan at IEBC offices, Nairobi

Nairobi: Monday, March 10, 2014
The Chairman, CEO and two Commissioners from the South Sudan Electoral Commission are on a three day educational visit to IEBC. S. Sudan is expected to hold general elections in July next year, exactly four years after gaining independence. They gained independence on July 9th 2011 and the general elections will be on July 9th 2015. The young nation held an independence referendum on whether or not it should remain as a part of Sudan in January 2011.


Othaya By-election on 29th April, 2014

Nairobi: Monday, March 10, 2014
The By-elections for Othaya Member of National Assembly and two County Assembly Wards, Shella and Maua, will be held on Tuesday, 29th April, 2013. Political Party Nominations primaries must be held on or before 15th March, 2014. Political Parties are required to submit lists of candidates nominated for National and County Assembly Ward candidacy on or before 27th March, 2014.

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