, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 – Presidential aspirants or their representatives are holding a meeting with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission as they prepare to start clearance to vie in the August elections.
The meeting at a Nairobi hotel is a constitutional requirement and is listed in the IEBC schedule ahead of the elections.
Similar meetings are also underway across the country at constituency level.
The meeting comes a day after the deadline in which presidential candidates were required to submit a list of at least 2,000 supporters from at least 24 counties.
Officials at the Jubilee Party say they submitted names of 162,716 voters from 41 counties in support of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s bid.
ODM also submitted a list of 65,000 voters in support of Raila Odinga’s bid.
A schedule provided by IEBC shows that presidential nominations will be held from Sunday, followed by senate elections nominations, county assembly wards, women reps, National Assembly and gubernatorial nominations on June 1.
IEBC will be required to publish a list of all nominated candidates on June 10.