Bonchari By-Elections Conducted Successfully


SUNEKA, KISII: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Ford Peope candidate Zebedeo Opore was elected as the Bonchari Member of National Assembly after garnering 10,947 votes.

Provisional results from all the 81 polling stations had been received electronically at the Itierio Boys High School tallying centre by 10.50pm. The candidate however had to wait until all results declaration forms were verified before he was issued with an election certificate by constituency Returning Officer Mr. Peter Resa.


Bonchari By-Elections Going on Well

bochari byelections

SUNEKA, KISII: Monday, June 23, 2014
Voters in Bonchari Constituency have returned to the polls to elect their Member of the National Assembly in an exercise that has so far progressed smoothly.

Polling stations opened at 6am and will close at 5pm. Electronic Voter Identification Devices (EVID) are in use in all stations while provisional results will be transmitted electronically from polling streams, using specially configured mobile phones. Provisional results will be availed online at from 5pm.


Team formed to look into Diaspora Registration

IED voter reg launch 20th June

Nairobi 20th June, 2014
A task force to look into the registration of Kenyans in the Diaspora as voters has been formed. The IEBC Chairman, Mr. Hassan, said IEBC was ready to engage and work with Kenyans living abroad to address their concerns regarding participation in elections and therefore “there is no need for them to resort to the courts for a solution”. He said the Diaspora voting is expensive and complex because “you do not know who is where and so on” He observed that the process ought to be consultative, adding that “we need to think through the process three to four years before years before 2017.


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.


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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