Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

top
IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati/FILE/CFM - Moses Muoki

County News

IEBC revises Machakos Senatorial by-election to March 18

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 5- The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has rescheduled the Machakos Senatorial by-election to March 18.

The Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati said the decision was arrived at because the earlier date of March 23 coincides with national examinations.

“The Commission has since been informed by Education Ministry that the National Examinations have been scheduled to be held in the week of 23rd March 2021 which conflicts with the timelines of the Machakos Senatorial by election,” Chebukati said.

Political parties have until January 18 to submit names of their candidates.

The seat fell vacant following the death of Senator Boniface Kabaka on December 11 after he collapsed at an apartment in Nairobi during a date with a Kitui-based secondary school teacher.

Independent candidates keen to contest in the by-election must not have been members of political parties three months before March 18, when the by-election will be held.

Further, political parties and the independent candidates are required to appoint and submit to the commission the names of their Constituency Election Agents on or before March 9, 2021.

The campaign period for the by-election shall commence on January 25 and lapse on March 15.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Comments
Advertisement

More on Capital News

World

Shortly before 1.30 pm (2030 GMT), parishioners were attending a banquet following a morning service at Geneva Presbyterian Church when the gunman began his...

World

Beijing (AFP), May 16 – China’s retail sales and factory output slumped to their lowest levels in around two years, official data showed Monday,...

AUGUST 9 COUNTDOWN

Wiper's possible exit from Azimio will bring to three the number of political parties that have since decamped even though the Political Parties Disputes...

World

Washington (AFP), May 16 – Rebecca Gomperts, a 55-year-old Dutch physician, has spent years fighting for women’s access to abortion around the world. Made...

World

Tunis (AFP), May 16 – A crowd estimated at more than 2,000, lower than expected, took part Sunday in the first demonstration of a...

World

Düsseldorf (Germany) (AFP), May 16 – Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats (SPD) suffered a crushing defeat in a key German regional election on Sunday,...

World

Geneva (AFP), May 16 – Switzerland voted Sunday to boost the availability of transplant organs by making everyone a potential donor after death unless...

World

Mogadishu (AFP), May 16 – Somalia handed Hassan Sheikh Mohamud the presidency for a second time following Sunday’s long-overdue election in the troubled Horn...