IEBC Clears Candidates for Gatundu South, Mathare By-elections

Candidates for Gatundu SouthA Candidate for the Mathare Parliamentary By-election presents his nominations papers  to the Returning Officer at St.Teresa Girls Primary School on 10th July 2014.

July 15, 2014
Eight candidates will contest the Mathare parliamentary seat while two received the IEBC nod to vie for in the Gatundu South by-elections scheduled for August 7, 2014.

On the same date, five candidates will be seeking to be a Member of Homa-bay County Assembly for Kibiri Ward. The candidates presented nomination papers to their respective Returning Offcers in these electoral areas on 10th and 11th July, 2014. Following these nominations, some petitions were filed before the IEBC Disputes Resolution Tribunal which is expected to complete its rulings by Friday, 18th July, 2014.

Located in Nairobi County, Mathare Constituency has a total of 88,053 registered voters (87,942 with biometrics and 111 without biometrics), 13 polling centres with 115 polling streams.

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Mathare, Gatundu South Candidates Submit Nomination Papers

MathareGatundu South CandidatesA candidate receives a  clearance certificate from Mathare Returning Officer Joseph Masindet (right).

July 10, 2014
Political party and independent candidates have started submitting nomination papers to IEBC Returning Officers for the August 7, 2014 parliamentary by-elections in Gatundu South and Mathare constituencies as well as County Assembly mini-polls in Kibiri Ward (Karachuonyo Constituency, Homa-Bay County).

The presentations for Mathare Constituency are at St. Teresa's Girls Primary School ​ (11 candidates expected)​, Gatundu South Constituency at Gatundu Educational Hall​, ​​near DC's office (3 candidates expected) ​ ​and Kabiri Ward at Alaw Rachuonyo County Hall​ (6 candidates expected)​.

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Structured Security Arrangements Enhanced Peaceful Conduct of 2013 Polls

Esap 3An ESAP evaluation workshop in session on July 03, 2014.

NAIROBI: Thursday, July 03, 2014
An evaluation of the Enhanced Security Arrangements Project (ESAP) shows that the partnership strengthened the capacity of the Kenya Police Service in handling elections related security leading to peaceful polls in March 2013.

ESAP was a joint project between the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and the Kenya Police Service with the overall goal of putting in place election security coordination and management framework before, during, and after the March 4, 2013 General Elections.

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It takes more than IEBC to Conduct Good Elections

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Naivasha: Thursday, 26th June, 2014
The IEBC Chairman says it takes more than just the election management body to conduct good elections. He notes that the contribution of all stakeholders- the judiciary, legislative bodies security organs, political parties and media, among others. Mr. Hassan was addressing a meeting of the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) on Elections and Conflict Management. He also cautioned that social media must be used with lots of caution because it could easily raise political heat and even cause violence.

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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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