IEBC hold talks with media, assures updates on election management

mediaguild Members of the editors guild with IEBC commissioners during the breakfast meeting in NairobiNairobi, Monday, July 22 2013

The electoral management body (IEBC) is reviewing the way it conducted the March 4th General Election and will use the findings to improve on the performance of future elections. The Commission’s CEO, Mr. James Oswago, says external evaluators have been deployed to ensure that the assessment was impartial and the findings will be shared with the public. Mr. Oswago was addressing the Editors’ Guild at a breakfast meeting convened by the IEBC to address media concerns and to update on preparations for the Makueni Senate By-elections scheduled for 26th July, 2013.


Court dismisses Ms Kilonzo’s nomination case

MILIMANI-LAW-COURTS 200x120 Milimani Law Courts , where the case was heard and determined

Nairobi, Friday, July 19 2013

The high court has upheld the decision by the Nomination Dispute Resolution Committee (NDRC) that revoked Ms kethi Kilonzo’s nomination after proving that she was not a registered voter.

The three-judge bench however gave the wiper party a chance to nominate another candidate and present nomination papers to the electoral body by 8am tomorrow.


General Election Results and CAW nominees released


NAIROBI, Thursday, July 18 2013
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has released the results of the General Elections held on 4th March, 2013 for the six elective positions. The results, which were submitted to the parliamentary Justice and Legal Affairs committee this morning, have also been forwarded to Registrar of Political Parties for purposes of appropriation of the Political Parties funds. The Commission has also gazzetted the final list of the County Assembly Ward (CAW) nominees (Gazzette Notice Vol. CXV No.105.Gazzette Notice No.9794 of 2013 of 17.7.2013). 

Polls officials finally receive their pay

Polls officials finally receive their payIEBC Election Officials demonstrate the vote counting process.

The 8,849 officials who worked for IEBC during the general election will now be paid next week. A total of Kshs 162,770,000 was today wired to the 17 IEBC regional offices countrywide for disbursement and should therefore reflect in the individual accounts by Tuesday, July 16th 2013. The officials are Voter Educators' (VEDs) Support Election Trainers (SETs) and Constituency Logistic Assistants (CLAs). There was a delay of funding and we sincerely apologize to the officials for the inconvenience. The payments will be subject to statutory taxes. All other pending bills will be made as soon as they are audited and fund received from The Treasury.

Court postpones Makueni Senate By-election to 26th July

makueni by electionsMs kethi Kilonzo (right) is cross examined during the recently concluded Nomination Dispute Resolution Committee hearings.

Nairobi, July 11, 2013
The High Court this morning postponed the Makueni Senate By-election from 22nd July to 26th July, 2013 to allow for the hearing and determination of Constitutional petition filed by Ms Kethi Kilonzo challenging the recent decision by the Nomination Dispute Resolution Committee to bar her from participating in the polls on grounds that she is not a registered voter. The new date, the 90th day from the occurrence of the vacancy, is the last day possible under the law. The seat fell vacant following the death of Mutula Kilonzo on April 27th 2013.


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