IEBC didn't say it would ban Raila from polls

NAIROBI: Tuesday, Friday 24, 2014
The lead story in today’s The People newspaper the titled ‘Raila faces 2017 polls ban over military claims’ are untrue. IEBC Chairperson Ahmed Issack Hassan has not said, nor insinuated, that the CORD leader Hon. Raila Odinga risked being banned from vying for any post in subsequent elections.

On Monday 20th January, 2014 the Commission refuted the claims of military involvement in the March 4, 2013 General Elections and challenged Raila Odinga to substantiate his claims or withdraw and apologize.


Burundi to Draw Lessons from Kenya on Media and Elections

burundi-visitThe Burundi National Council of Communications team in a meeting with IEBC officials at the Commission's offices in Nairobi.

NAIROBI: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
A team from the Burundi National Council of Communication that is in the country to draw lessons on media and election coverage has met and held discussions with IEBC officials.

The discussions centered on the training journalists on election coverage, conflict sensitive reporting and the importance of the media understanding the electoral process. Issues of media monitoring, regulation of political advertising and election results management also featured in the deliberations.

Mr. Pierre Bambasi and Ms. Esperance Ndayizeye were hosted by Commissioner Muthoni Wangai who chairs IEBC’s Voter Education and Media Committee.


New German Ambassador Meets IEBC Chairperson

Andreas-PESCHKENewly appointed German Ambassador to Kenya Andreas Peschke (right), with IEBC Chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan and Vice-Chairperson Lilian Mahiri-Zaja at the Commission offices in Nairobi.

NAIROBI: Friday, January 17, 2014
The newly appointed and accredited German Ambassador to Kenya His Excellency Andreas Peschke has called on the IEBC Chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan in his office.

The new Ambassador shared with the IEBC chairman on how the German Government is willing and ready to work with Kenya to ensure democratic development and economic growth.

The IEBC Chairman also took the opportunity to discuss some of the positive strides made by IEBC towards ensuring credible polls.

Mr. Hassan also pointed out some of the challenges facing preparation and conduct of elections in Kenya and expressed hope that things are getting better by the day since IEBC is back on the drawing board to conduct an audit and postmortem whose results will be helpful in planning and conducting future polls.


IEBC to Preside Over LSK Polls Set for February 6

lsk-election-2014IEBC officials count votes cast in the 2013 judges and magistrates elections. The Commission will also conduct lawyers election on February 6.

NAIROBI: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has been invited to conduct elections for officials of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) on February 6, 2014.

In the polls, LSK will be electing a Chairperson, a Vice-chairperson, seven Members of the Council and four Members of the Disciplinary Committee, to serve for a two-year term. In addition, members will decide on the LSK Judicial Service Commission (JSC) representative, a position left vacant following the expiry of lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi's term.


IEBC Chairman speaks out on the highs and lows in 2013

iebc testing the national tallying centre 2188 L 170x133IEBC Chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan.

MONDAY, December 30, 2013
The management of the March 4, General Election was both a test and a triumph.

For the first time, we conducted six elections in one day, under the new constitutional dispensation. It stretched us to the limits- in logistics, personnel, resources and technological systems. Preparing for such a congested electoral calendar was a race against time that I will never forget.

We had managed to register 14.3 million voters electronically using the Biometric Voter Registration, despite the challenges in acquiring and implementing the technology. This was a big plus. But then we were confronted by technological glitches with the complimenting technology of Electronic Voter Identification (EVID).


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