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


Ugandan EC on PWDs and elections

uganda-electoral-commission-visitIEBC Chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan poses for a photo with the Delegation from Uganda and other members of IEBC in Nairobi.

Nairobi: Monday, March 03, 2014
A Ugandan electoral Commission delegation, led by the deputy Vice Chairperson, is in Nairobi to benchmark on the issue of inclusion and participation of People with Disabilities (PWDs) in the electoral process. The IEBC team led by Chairperson Ahmed Issack Hassan shared with the visiting team on how the issue of persons with disabilities was handled in Kenya starting from legislative inclusion to training and logistical consideration. The law in Kenya stipulates that people with disabilities must take 5 % of all elective positions.


IEBC Acquires New Offices in Garissa Region

Mini pollsThe New Ijara Constituency Elections Offices at Masalani Trading Centre

Garissa Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Ijara Constituency in Garissa has moved to new offices at Masalani Trading Centre. IEBC will now make a saving from the amount used to rent office space. The facility, which was built by the Commission, also has spacious conference facilities to be used to train election officials.

The IEBC Regional Elections Coordinator (REC) for Garissa Region, Mr. David Towett, says the facility is also available

for the community and public to use, at a fee. The Ijara


International Conference on Elections Management

tbilisiIEBC officials from left: Director Immaculate Kassait, Commissioners Thomas Letangule and Mohamed Alawi with other delegates at the 4th Annual meeting of Election Management Bodies in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Tbilisi, Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The 4th Annual meeting of Election Management Bodies (EMBs), a forum for election administrators from different countries to share experiences in managing elections, is underway in Tbilisi, Georgia. The conference brings together representative from 16 EMBs from across the globe and nine international Organizations working with elections. The conference is hosted by Central Election Commission of Georgia with the support of International Center for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS).

The Theme of the conference is "Stakeholders Engagement


Students Learn about Elections from IEBC

Magundu StudentsIEBC Chairperson Ahmed Issack Hassan and Commissioner Mohamed Alawi with students and teachers of Our Lady of Mercy High School, Magundu at the Commission Offices in Nairobi.

NAIROBI: Friday, February 21, 2014
Students from Our Lady of Mercy, Magundu in Tharaka-Nithi County paid IEBC a courtesy call in their ongoing educational tour of key institutions in the country.

The IEBC Chairperson Ahmed Issack Hassan urged the students to be peace ambassadors and participate in electing leaders as soon as they are eligible to be registered as voters. The over 100 students were also addressed by the Acting CEO, Ms Betty Nyabuto and several Commissioners,


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