India to Train Kenyan Election Officials

Indian CommissionerIndian Election Commissioner H. S Brahma (left) and IEBC Chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan addressing a press conference in Nairobi on 25th June, 2014.

NAIROBI: June 25, 2014
The Indian Election Commission, in collaboration with the Government of India has offered full scholarships to 10 officers annually from IEBC to train at the Indian's International Institute of Democracy and Election Management.

Indian Election Commissioner Hari Shankar Brahma made this announcement when he met with IEBC Chairman and Commissioners at the Commission's offices in Nairobi. He was accompanied by Indian High Commissioner to Kenya, H.E Yogeshwar Varma.

Mr. Brahma said this move will enhance sharing of best practices in democracy between the two country's. IEBC Chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan expressed his gratitude adding that the Commission is in talks with the Kenyan government to expand the training scholarship.

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Hassan is the new Commonwealth Network Chair

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Nairobi: Tuesday, 24th June, 2014
The bi-annual Commonwealth Electoral Network (CEN) conference ended today in Nairobi. IEBC Chairman, Mr. Ahmed Issack Hassan took over as the Chairman of CEN Steering Committee from Mr. Marc Mayrand, the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. Thanking the participants from the 53 member state organization for the honor bestowed to him and IEBC, Mr. Hassan said Kenya will continue to support and make contributions to the success of the network.

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Bonchari By-Elections Conducted Successfully

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SUNEKA, KISII: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Ford Peope candidate Zebedeo Opore was elected as the Bonchari Member of National Assembly after garnering 10,947 votes.

Provisional results from all the 81 polling stations had been received electronically at the Itierio Boys High School tallying centre by 10.50pm. The candidate however had to wait until all results declaration forms were verified before he was issued with an election certificate by constituency Returning Officer Mr. Peter Resa.

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Bonchari By-Elections Going on Well

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SUNEKA, KISII: Monday, June 23, 2014
Voters in Bonchari Constituency have returned to the polls to elect their Member of the National Assembly in an exercise that has so far progressed smoothly.

Polling stations opened at 6am and will close at 5pm. Electronic Voter Identification Devices (EVID) are in use in all stations while provisional results will be transmitted electronically from polling streams, using specially configured mobile phones. Provisional results will be availed online at vote.iebc.or.ke from 5pm.

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Team formed to look into Diaspora Registration

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Nairobi 20th June, 2014
A task force to look into the registration of Kenyans in the Diaspora as voters has been formed. The IEBC Chairman, Mr. Hassan, said IEBC was ready to engage and work with Kenyans living abroad to address their concerns regarding participation in elections and therefore “there is no need for them to resort to the courts for a solution”. He said the Diaspora voting is expensive and complex because “you do not know who is where and so on” He observed that the process ought to be consultative, adding that “we need to think through the process three to four years before years before 2017.

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