By-elections a Big Success


Friday, October 18, 2013
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) last night successfully concluded several by-elections countrywide, with many voters saying the process was fast, free and fair. The electoral body largely realized its logistical and administrative strategies. All the provisional results, which were transmitted electronically, came through 100% between 9-10pm.  Large screens were put up at various tallying centres for the public to view the results.  Provisions were also made for those who wished to access the results in real time online and on mobile phones. Most TV and Radio stations also relayed the results in live broadcasts from the various tallying centres. The provisional results were as follows:


Voting ends, Counting starts

By-elections in 13 electoral areas-one County seat, two National Assembly (MP) and 10 County Assembly Wards (CAW s), which started 6am, have come to an end. The next process is to count the votes and transmit to various tallying centres. The entire process went on well despite the poor voter turn-out observed in some areas. The tallying centres are as follows.

COUNTY/Constituency Tallying Centre Location
Siaya County Tallying Hall IEBC Offices Alego Usonga
Ugenya Ukwala Town Council Hall
Ugunja Ambira Secondary School
Alego Usonga Siaya Institute of Technology
Gem Sawagongo High School
Bondo Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University
Kapenguria Mtelo Hall
Kahawa Sukari PCEA Primary School Hall
Lagdera Benane Secondary School
Rarieda Chianda Secondary School
Kibwezi West Kibwezi Technical Training Institute
Matungulu  Tala Catholic Parish Hall
Ilima Inyokoni Sec School

Polling Opens in Siaya, Matungulu and Kibwezi West

IMG 2740 200x133A voter casts her vote in the Gurbernatorial by-election in Siaya County.

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 8.00am
Voters in Siaya County, Matungulu and Kibwezi West Constituencies have returned to the polls to elect a Governor and Members of the National Assembly respectively.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is also conducting by-elections in Mnagei, Benane, Kahawa Sukari and Ilima County Assembly Wards. This is the second set of by-elections after the March 4 General Elections, the first being a Senatorial by-election in Makueni County on 26th July, 2013.


Provisional Results on Phone and Online


Provisional results for all the 17th October By-elections will be available online on and on mobile phones (with Android application). You can download Android application from: Google Play Store.  The results are expected to stream in shortly after polling comes to an end at 5pm.

All tallying centres, except in the case of Benane County Assembly Award (CAW), which has no network coverage, will receive and display provisional results. In Siaya, two outdoor screens will be mounted to serve the public, one screen dedicated for the Siaya Governor election and the other will be a joint screen for the CAW's positions. In all other areas, IEBC will provide indoor displays at the Constituency Tallying Centre.

All Set for Matungulu, Kibwezi West By-Elections

Matungulu- Kibwezi West IEBC Commissioner Mohamed Alawi addresses a Media Stakeholders' forum on by-elections in Machakos on 14th October, 2013.

MACHAKOS: Monday, October 14, 2013
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has finalized preparations for the Kibwezi West and Matungulu Parliamentary by-elections scheduled for Thursday, 17th October, 2013.

The Commission has hired and trained 588 temporary election officials in Matungulu and 841 in Kibwezi West Constituency. Staff deployment and distribution of election material to polling stations will be done on Wednesday, 16th October.


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