IEBC receives nominees for August by-elections



The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission – IEBC has received a list of candidates nominated for the 17th August by-elections in three counties.

The list will be gazetted in the next ten days to allow for disputes to be settled. The vacant seats include Baringo South Parliamentary seat, Bobasi Chache ward, Kisii County as well as North Kadem in Migori county.

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After completion of party primaries  for candidates in the forthcoming  by elections for parliamentary and ward seats  in Kisii, Migori and Baringo counties, the list of  candidates nominated for  the mini poll slated for  17th August  is now in the custody of the Independent Electoral  and Boundaries Commission.

The list which bears the names  of nominees for the Baringo south Parliamentary seat, Bobasi Chache ward, Kisiii county as well as North Kadem in Migori county, will however  only be gazetted in the next ten days  to allow for lodging and settling of any disputes according to IEBC.

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The development comes only days after IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati opposed an application filed by a petitioner seeking to halt preparations for by-elections in the three counties.

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A voter, Isaiah Biwott Kangwony, moved to court claiming IEBC is not properly constituted to manage an election but  the electoral agency ‘s chair  noted the issue of quorum  would  only come into play when plenary needs to sit and not when conducting by-elections.

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