IEBC Staff Train on Mitigating Electoral Risks

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MOMBASA: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The IEBC is training its staff countrywide on electoral risk management using a tool that helps in identifying early warning signs and mitigation of risks. The use of the Electoral Risk Management Tool (ERM Tool), which was developed by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), helped in preventing violence during the 2013 general election.

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Disputes Committee Bars Mathare By-election Aspirant

NAIROBI: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The IEBC Disputes Resolution Committee has upheld the Mathare Returning Officer’s decision to bar an independent candidate from contesting in the constituency by-election scheduled for 7th August, 2014.

In its ruling, the IEBC committee said that Mr. Evans Gor Semelango was not eligible to vie in the by-election because he violated a provision in section 43(5) of the Elections Act that requires public servants to resign from office six months before seeking an elective seat.

Mathare Returning Officer Joseph Masindet had on 11th July, 2014, declined to issue a nomination certicated to Mr. Semeelng’o on account of having failed to prove that he was not a public servant by 1st March, 2014. According to the Committee, the complainant “failed to adduce any evidence to the contrary”.

The IEBC Disputes Resolution Committee is mandated with settling electoral disputes including disputes arising from nominations. It is chaired by IEBC Vice-Chairprson Lilian Mahiri-Zaja with Commissioners Mohamed Alawi and Abdullahi Sharawe as members.

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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