IEBC Awarded in an International Photography Contest

eddyaswaniIFES East Africa Chief of Party Mike Yard (right) congratulates IEBC's Edgar Aswani for winning the 2013 IFES Photography Contest

NAIROBI: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
A photo taken by an IEBC member of staff has come out top in the 2013 IFES Photography Contest.

Edgar Aswani, an officer in the Commission’s Communication department, has been selected as the winner of the IFES Choice Award for his photo of pupils learning about elections. “Your image of young students being shown the voting process stood out for being visually compelling and helping convey the importance and impact of IFES’ work,” read a message from the organisation’s head office in Washiton DC, USA

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Preparations for October 17 By-Elections in Final Stages

Voting-by-electionA voter casts his ballot in the July 26, 2013 Makueni senatorial by-elections

NAIROBI: Friday, October 4, 2013
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has made all preparations necessary to conduct a total of seven (7) by-elections on Thursday, October 17, 2013.

The Commission’s budget forwarded to Treasury for holding the by-elections in Siaya County, Matungulu and Kibwezi West Constituencies, and four (4) County Assembly Wards is Kshs. 340 million.

The Commission will use the same voter register and polling stations that were used in the March 4, 2013 General Elections. Voters will be identified on polling day using the Electronic Voter Identification Devices (EVID).

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3 Candidates each for Siaya and Kibwezi polls

kibweziKibwezi West Constituency Returning Officer Noor Arare Gedi (right) reads a section of the electoral code of conduct to a candidate, who had presented nomination papers, at his office in Makindu on 19th September, 2013.

Friday, September 20, 2013
Three Candidates have been cleared to contest the Siaya County Governor seat and three others for Kibwezi West Constituency by-elections, both to take place on October 17th.

Siaya County Returning Officer Jackline Osiemo received nomination papers and issued clearance certificates to William Oduol of the National Agenda Party of Kenya (NAP-K), Dr. Noah Migudo Winja an Independent Candidate and Cornel Rasanga Amoth of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).

In Kibwezi West, the Returning Officer Noor Gedi cleared Juliana Mumo Kisimbi (Pick), Patrick Mweu Musimba (an independent candidate) and Richard Kalembe Ndile (TIP). Mr. Gedi has convened a consultative meeting with all candidates and security officials in Makindu town on Monday 23rd September, to harmonize the campaign schedule.

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Three Candidates Cleared to Run in Matungulu By-elections

 Matungulu Constituency Returning OfficerOfficials assist Matungulu Constituency Returning Officer Leornard Okemwa (second right) to go through nomination papers presented by a candidate.

TALA, MACHAKOS COUNTY: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Three candidates have been cleared to contest in the October 17 Matungulu Constituency by-elections.

The candidates who presented their nomination papers to the Returning Officer at Tala High School are Moffat Maitha of Narc, New Democrats’ Thomas Malinda Musau and Stephen Mutinda Mule of the Wiper Democratic Movement.

Matungulu Returning Officer Leonard Okemwa urged the candidates to conduct peaceful campaigns adding that the electoral commission is committed to overseeing a free and transparent exercise. The Returning Officer will convene a consultative meeting with all candidates and security officials to discuss the campaign schedule to avoid the scenario of rival supporters clashing.

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By-elections Aspirants Go through Nomination Check-list

checklist-nominationIEBC Officials scrutinize nomination papers presented by a candidate in a past election.

NAIROBI: Thursday, September 12, 2013
For the first time, Returning Officers will tomorrow explain the nomination requirements to potential candidates for the October 17th by-elections. The aspirants have been invited to visit IEBC offices and familiarize themselves with requirements for vying.

The nominations requirements include prove of registration as a voter, identification documents, list of supporters and the prescribed nomination fee. Potential candidates are further required to fill a self declaration form in addition to subscribing to the electoral code of conduct.

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