Conference on Elections to be held in Nairobi

Mini polls

Nairobi 19th June, 2014
The Commonwealth Electoral Network (CEN) will hold its bi-annual conference in Nairobi on June 23rd -24th. Over 50 electoral management bodies (EMBs) from commonwealth will deliberate on strategies and best practices for enhancing the institutional capacity and the functions of EMBs. The theme for this year’s conference is “Managing Elections in the 21st Century: Strengthening Institutional Capacity and Electoral Integrity”. The key aim of the Commonwealth Electoral Network is to advance norms and good electoral practice among EMBs, with a view to promoting integrity and credibility of elections across the Commonwealth.

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Bonchari By-elections Preparations going on well

RO Mr Resa with Voter EducatorsBonchari Constituency Returning Officer, Mr. Peter Resa, with Voter Educators.

Bonchari 17th June, 2014
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is ready to conduct the Bonchari constituency parliamentary by-election and three County Assembly Wards (CAWs) on Monday June 23, 2014.
Poll officials have been fully trained ahead of their deployment to polling stations on Sunday, June 22, 2014. The Commission has hired 81 presiding officers, 81 deputy presiding officers and 260 polling clerks for the Bonchari mini-polls.
IEBC has already held consultative forums with various stakeholders including political parties, religious leaders, security officials, opinion leaders, women and youth leaders among others.

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Mathare, Gatundu South By-Elections Set for August 7

By-election photoA voter is issued with a ballot paper in a recent parliamentary by-election.

NAIROBI: Thursday, June 12, 2014
By-elections for Members of the National Assembly for Mathare and Gatundu South Constituencies will be held on Thursday, August 07, 2014.

On the same date, IEBC will also conduct a by-election in Kibiri County Assembly Ward (Karachuonyo Constituency, Homabay County).

Independent candidates are required to submit their symbols and seek clearance from the Registrar of Political Parties before June 19, 2014 while political party primaries are expected to have been completed by June 23, 2014.

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Children Being Empowered on Elections

kca-kasaraniA girl casts her vote during the Kenya Children Assembly Elections held on 29th April, 2014. 

Nairobi: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
A two-day ​​​national​ ​stakeholders' ​workshop is being held in Nairobi to look into the issues raised after the 27th April - 1st May, 2014 ​Kenya Children Assembly ​elections​.​

The meeting provides an opportunity for those involved-the UNICEF, IEBC, Department of Children Services and the National Council of Children Services, among others, to harmonize their programs on children. The IEBC conducted the children polls.

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Let Institutions Grow, says IEBC’s Chairman

Chairman-NTVIEBC Chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan in an interview with a local TV station on 5th June, 2014.

Nairobi: Thursday, June 05, 2014
IEBC Chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan has urged Kenyans to allow democratic institutions to grow and mature in order to improve the electoral process.

In an interview with NTV, Mr. Hassan pointed out that the Commission learnt vital lessons from the conduct of the March 4, 2013 General Elections. "We will address the challenges experienced (in the last elections) to improve systems for future elections," the Chairman said. He added that it is unfortunate and unfair "to disband commissions after every election".

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