Preparations for Dec 2nd and 19th By-elections on Course

NAIROBI: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

All preparations are on course for the December 2, 2013 by-elections in Lamu County and Lungalunga Constituency and the December 19, 2013 by-elections in Bungoma County, Nyaribari Chache and Bomachoge Borabu Constituencies.

On December 19, 2013, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will also conduct by-elections in the following seven (7) County Assembly Wards: Mua (Machakos County), Balambala (Garissa County), Igoji West (Meru County), Mugogondo (Laikipia County), Mogondo (Narok County), Kabisanga (Nandi County) and Bobaracho (Kisii County).

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2 Cleared in Lamu, 5 in Lunga Lunga for By Elections

NAIROBI: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Party nominations for Lamu County and Lunga Lunga Constituency were carried out as scheduled on the 6th and 7th November, 2013. This paved way for campaigns that run from 7th Nov- 30th Nov. 2013.The by-elections will be held on 2nd December 2013. The names of the candidates are as follows:

LAMU COUNTY:
   1. TWAHA FAHIM YASSIM- TNA
   2. ABDALLA ISSA TIMAMY – UDF.

LUNGA LUNGA CONSTITUENCY:
  1. BENSON MUTISYA MWILU – TNA.
  2. ABDALLAH JUMAA NGOZI – KNC.
  3. KHATIB ABDALLAH MWASHETANI – FORD-K.
  4. OMARI MMBWANA ZONGA – URP.
  5. SAIDI MBOVU HASSAN WANINI MWADZAYA- FPK.

 

Three Appointed to take over from Suspended Officials

Ms-Betty-Sungura-NyabutoMs Betty Sungura-Nyabuto, Acting IEBC CEO/ Commission Secretary

NAIROBI: Friday, November 1, 2013
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has suspended from duty four officials who were charged in court on 30th October, 2013 for corruption and abuse of office. They are Mr. James Oswago (CEO/Commission Secretary), Mr. Wilson Shollei (Deputy Commission Secretary - Support Services), Mr. Edward Karisa (Finance and Procurement Director) and Mr. Willy Kamanga (Ag. Procurement Manager). 

They have been suspended as per Section 62 (1) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, which requires that a public officer, who is charged with corruption or economic crimes to be suspended, with effect from the date of the charge till proceedings against him/her are discontinued, acquitted or convicted.

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IEBC Successfully Conducts KMJA Elections

Justice-Lenaola-KMJA-electionsJustice Isaac Lenaola has his finger marked with indelible ink after voting in the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association elections on 26th October , 2013.

NAIROBI: Saturday, October 26, 2013
The Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA) has successfully elected a new representative to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and officials of the Governing Committee, in an exercise presided over by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Justice Aggrey Muchelule was declared the KMJA representative to JSC after garnering 203 votes out of the 401 votes cast. Other candidates for the same position were Justices Welton Korir, Mbogholi Msagha and David Majanja.

The winning candidate was issued with a certificate which was also delivered to the Chief Justice, the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary and the Secretary General of KMJA. Justice Muchelule will replace Justice Isaac Lenaola whose term of service at JSC has come to an end.

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IEBC’s new Strategy for Web Content

The development of content and service delivery using online platforms will now be more consultative and inclusive. IEBC’s field staff, who engage daily with the people, will assess the needs of the voters and hence identify relevant information and services to be availed on the Commission’s website.

The regional and constituency election officials from Nairobi region and staff from various departments will undertake research and collect information from all employees of the Commission countrywide. The outcome of the exercise will inform how processes will be reengineered and subsequently the look and interactivity of the website.

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