Kenyans Urged to Make the Constitution Work

sep-Stakeholders-forum​Jus​​tice Johann Kriegler (right)​​ consults with IEBC Chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan during the National Stakeholders workshop on post-election evaluation in Nairobi.​

NAIROBI: Tuesday September 09, 2014
Kenyans should make the constitution work instead of continuously finding fault in it, retired South African Judge Johann Kriegler has said.

Justice Kriegler made these remarks in Nairobi at a national stakeholders’ forum organized by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to review the conduct of the March 4, 2013 General Elections. "In any election, something must go wrong but it’s amazing how so little went wrong in the complex 2013 Kenyan elections," he said.

The two-day post-election evaluation workshop brings together key stakeholders including political parties, civil society organisations, the media, government agencies and development partners. The forum is intended to make recommendations geared towards improving the conduct of future elections.


Stakeholders Critical for Successful Elections- Kriegler

Nairobi: Monday, September 8, 2014
Retired South African Judge Johannes Kriegler says success in elections requires that electoral reforms be matched by political reforms. He told a gathering of political parties and media that political party must have values and legitimacy. He said He warned that "Democracy cannot thrive in a country where political parties are dark horses aimed at realizing a politician’s ambitions".

Kriegler was speaking at two-day workshop of self-examination convened by IEBC to share the critical assessment on the conduct of 2013 general elections as a way of ensuring improved performance towards and during the 2017 elections.

The forum will evaluate the electoral process including the enabling legal framework, voter registration, voter education, nomination of candidates, logistical arrangements and the actual voting and results transmission.

Jobs Offers for Directors and Managers

Nairobi: September 3, 2014
IEBC has today advertised for senior positions. They are the Deputy Commission Secretary (Support Services), Director Finance, Director Voter Education and Partnerships and Director ICT. The Commission is also looking for Manager Procurement, Manager Warehousing and Manager Voter Education. Download IEBC job application form, fill, scan and email as PDF file to The closing date is 24th September, 2014.

IEBC Builds Capacity on Electoral Conflict Prevention

Mini pollsAn election risk mitigation workshop in session in Kisumu on 1st September, 2014

KISUMU: Monday, September 1, 2014
IEBC officials are undergoing training, in Naivasha and Kisumu, to help them with skills for identifying, preventing and mitigating election related risks.

The first to train are field officials, the Regional Election Coordinators (RECs) and the Constituency Election Coordinators (CECs), will cascade the trainings to other election officials.

The activity is part of the preparation for future elections and especially the 2017 General Elections. IEBC is partnering with various strategic stakeholders in the roll out of the training program. The Election Risk Management (ERM) tool is an International IDEA, sponsored by UNDP.

IEBC has mainstreamed the use of International IDEA Election Risk Management Tool within its structures under the Election Security Arrangement Project (ESAP).

IEBC Recruits Secretary/CEO

Nairobi: Thursday, August 14, 2014
The IEBC, as required by the IEBC Act, 2011, has started the process of filling the post of the Commission Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer, three (3) months to the expiry of the contract of the current office holder, Mr. James H. Oswago. Mr. Oswago and other senior IEBC officials are currently on suspension because they are facing court charges.

The Secretary/CEO is the Accounting Officer of the Commission and ensures the implementation of the Commission’s decisions, policies and programmes. Among the qualifications and skills required for the position is a degree from a recognized University in one of the following areas, electoral matters, management, finance, governance, public administration, law or Political science. The job will be on a term of five years, renewable for one further term. Details and application procedure are available online on this site and in the daily newspapers. The deadline is 5th September, 2014.

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