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.

Certificate nullifying Othaya seat is received

Nairobi: Friday, March 07, 2014
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (EBC) has received the certificate of nullification of the election of Othaya Member of Parliament Mary Wambui from the Court of Appeal of Kenya sitting in Nyeri in Compliance with Section 86 (1) of the Elections Act, 2011

 The IEBC Chairperson has subsequently written to the speaker of the National Assembly Hon. J. B Muturi notifying him of the certificate following which the speaker is expected to issue a notice to the Commission declaring the seat vacant as per section 86 (2) of the Elections Act, 2011. On receiving the Communication from the speaker IEBC will therefore set a date, plan and conduct the By election within 90 days.

IEBC improves on Electoral Process

Chairman on ktnIEBC Chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan on KTN Prime discussing lessons from 2013 General Elections..

Nairobi: Tuesday, March 04, 2014
The electoral body had important lessons to learn from the last general elections and this has helped to improve on processes and logistics. IEBC Chairman, Mr. Hassan, in prime time TV interview with KTN said the by-elections after March were 100% successful. He attributed the success to the fact that there was more time to train and test technology, both for electronic voter identification and results transmission. Mr. Hassan said more effort will be made to let people understand clearly the technology the commission uses on elections.
Link to interview.

Wundanyi Kenya Caves a Historical Site Visit

kenyatta-cavesIEBC Chairman, Commissioner Amb. Nzibo and IEBC staff from Wundanyi visit the historic Kenyatta caves.

KENYATTA CAVES:
IEBC Chairman, Commissioner Amb. Nzibo and IEBC staff from Wundanyi, who were in Taita Taveta to oversee elections for Ngararu Primary school, later visited historic Kenyatta caves. The historic site is also the home of the late freedom fighter Mr. Zafaniah Nyambu Mwakio who hosted the late president Kenyatta for about 3 years around 1948-1951.

IEBC supports School Elections

primary school electionsIEBC Chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan with Commissioner Amb. Yusuf Nzibo pose for a photo with pupils and teachers of Nguraru primary school in Taita Taveta County.

IEBC is helping schools organize and supervise the elections to create awareness on democratic and electoral processes among the pupils, teachers and communities at large. The latest pupils' council election, where IEBC provided ballot boxes and supervised was Nguraru primary school, Wundanyi, Taita Taveta County.

It was a simulation of IEBC elections, complete with presiding officers and a returning officer. School elections are enshrined in the Education Act, the African Charter on Children’s rights and the United Nations Conventions .The convention which Kenya ratified in 1990 highlights the participation of children in decision making on matters affecting them.

Later, IEBC Chairman called on the Taita Taveta County Governor, Mary Ndigha

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