The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding with Political Parties Liason Committee & the European Centre for Electoral Support.
The MoU provides a collaboration framework for support in electoral areas such as dispute resolution that require capacity building.
At the same time the Commission has engaged political parties through the Liaison Committee (PPLC), with support from registrar of political parties on preparedness of the 9th August general election.
The Commission says it has improved its processes to eliminate mistrust and and ensure we have peaceful election.
“The Commission is on course and committed to deliver a transparent, inclusive, and credible election. We have done 98 percent of procurement and we are now discussing with network providers to ensure we are able to transmit the results promptly,” The Commission said.
IEBC Vice Chairperson Juliana Cherera said campaign period commences Monday 30th May, 2022 and ends on 6th August, 2022 which is 48 hours before the General Election Day.
CEO Marjan H. Marjan said the Commission electoral process is grounded on participation, and without it IEBC can’t have hold effective and deficient election. “We value stakeholders that we collaborate with to have successful and peaceful election.”
Registrar of political parties Anne Nderitu, said any disparity in lists of candidates presented to IEBC by political parties for 9th August General Election should be harmnonised to include minority groups.
Nderitu said ORPP will help political parties observe gender balance in candidate nominations list.