Polling Closes, Tallying Starts in Mathare By-election

Mathare webphotoA voter is identified electronically before being issued with a ballot paper in the Mathare by-election.

NAIROBI: Monday, August 11, 2014
Counting and tallying of votes is underway in Mathare Constituency after polling stations closed at 5pm.

Mathare voters went back to the polls to elect their member of the National Assembly is a race that was contested by nine candidates. Polling stations opened at 6am and no major incident was reported as the process was conducted peacefully.

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Preparations on Course for Mathare By-Election

Mathare-constituency-by-electionMathare by-election polling clerks conduct mock elections during a training session at St. Teressa's Girls Primary School.

NAIROBI: Friday, August 08, 2014
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is making final preparations to conduct Mathare constituency by-election on Monday, 11th August, 2014.

The Commission has hired and trained 230 presiding and deputy presiding officers as well as 460 polling clerks for the exercise. Staff deployment and distribution of election material to polling stations will be done on Sunday, 10th August, 2014.

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Gatundu South Mini-Poll is now Cancelled

NAIROBI: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has today resolved that there being no other candidate in the Gatundu South Constituency by-election, except for Mr. Moses Kuria, there will be no by-election on Thursday August 07, 2014.

Gatundu South Constituency Returning Officer, Mr. Kipruto Yegon, was yesterday served with a notice, as per The Election (General) Regulations 2012, Regulation 52, from Mr. Joakim Kiarie Kamere withdrawing his candidature from the Gatundu South Parliamentary by-election.

Mr. Kiarie returned to the Commission, Form 21 being the certificate of nomination as a candidate which was issued to him on 10th July, 2014.

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Mathare By-election Postponed to August 11

NAIROBI: Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Mathare Constituency by-election, earlier scheduled for 7th August, 2014, has been postponed to Monday, 11th August, 2014. This will allow IEBC adequate time to include Hon. William Omondi’s name on the ballot paper as a contestant in the by-election, in compliance with the High Court judgment issued on 30th July, 2014 in Constitutional Petition no. 288 of 2014.

The Gatundu South and Kibiri County Assembly Ward by-elections will proceed as earlier scheduled on Thursday, 7th August, 2014. IEBC had barred Mr. Omondi from presenting his papers for nominations because records with Registrar of Political Parties indicated that he was still a registered member of ODM yet he wanted to stand as an Independent candidate.

POs and DPOs ready to conduct By-elections

July 31 ,2014

The Presiding Officers (Pos) and Deputy Presiding Officers (DPOs), who will conduct the August 7th 2014 By-elections, have just undergone training in their respective electoral areas. Clerks will be trained on 4th and 5th August. Over 210 Pos and DPOs were trained in Gatundu South, 230 in Mathare and 44 in Kibiri County Assembly Ward (CAW) in Karachuonyo, Homa Bay.

The training focused on election technology (Electronic Voter Identification Devices and Results Transmission System), filling of statutory forms, election offences and roles of election officials. Unlike the training they had in preparation for the 2013 General Elections, the polling officials had sufficient gadgets for hands-on training. Some of the temporary officials worked for IEBC in previous elections and have now gained considerable experience with elections. This is demonstrated by the remarkable and use of technology and efficient election processes in all the By-elections held so far.

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