NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 2 – The deadline for political parties to submit their party nomination rules to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) expires on Thursday.
According to the electoral body, all political parties were required to submit their nomination requirements within the stipulated 14 day period.
IEBC had directed all concerned parties to be in strict compliance of the nomination timelines.
Another landmark timeline related to this is the period within which aspirants are allowed to switch parties.
After receiving the party membership lists on March 19, the IEBC will not allow anybody to decamp.
Following this, parties will be required to submit the names of candidates for party primaries to the IEBC, an exercise that will last for 10 days commencing March 26 to April 5.
Thereafter, the candidates and dates of primaries will be gazetted following which nominations shall take place between April 13 and April 26.
After the party primaries, there will be a dispute resolution period by political parties and once that is cleared, symbols to be used during the August elections will be submitted to the IEBC.