IEBC postpones all scheduled by-elections over Coronavirus

Written By: Marie Yambo
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IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati at a past event

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has postponed all scheduled by-elections to a later date due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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The by-elections affected by the postponement are Dabado ward in Kilifi, Kisumu North ward, Kahawa Wendani in Kiambu and Wundanyi/Mbale ward in Taita Taveta.

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In a press statement, the IEBC said that conducting the by-elections would involve party nominations and campaigns, which would inevitably involve human contact, thereby exposing the public to the dangers of contracting the new coronavirus.

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It said the commission is mandated to adhere to the government’s directive for the observance of social distancing and the 5 am to 7 pm curfew.

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