NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 – Candidates taking part in the August General election will on Tuesday hold pre-nomination meetings with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
The meetings will be conducted by the respective returning officers from the electoral commission across the country.
According to IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati, the objective of the meeting includes clarifying the legal and operational requirements for nomination of candidates.
During the meetings, the qualifications for each elective position will also be clarified.
The meeting is part of preparations by the electoral commission ahead of the August 8 General Election.
On May 28 and 29, presidential candidates will be required to submit their nomination papers for clearance to the commission at an event scheduled to take place at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre between.
The clearance of County Assembly Ward Representatives, MPs aspirants, Independent candidates will also be required to submit their nomination papers for clearance between June 1 and 2.
For the Senate, Gubernatorial and Woman Representatives posts, independent candidates and political party aspirants have to submit their nomination papers for clearance to the Commission’s Returning Officers at the County level between 28 May and June 2.
The Commission shall thereafter, in line with Article 88 (4) (f) of the Constitution, register qualified candidates for election and indicate those disqualified.