A-Web Team Meets IEBC Field Staff

AteamAn IEBC field staff, Eisha Mohamed shares a moment with A-WEB delegates at IEBC offices.

The visiting delegation from the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) has met some IEBC field officials to share their experiences as Returning officers during the last general elections.

The Constituency Election Coordinators drawn from across the country met the delegation which is based in South Korea at IEBC offices and shared different experiences, successes and challenges that came with conducting a 6- ballot election in one day.

The A-web team has pledged to carry out a pilot on the IEBC on strengthening process to enhance the conduct of election.

Makueni Petitioners meet Threshold

NAIROBI, KENYA: Monday, December 15, 2014
IEBC has completed verifying signatures on petition for dissolution of Makueni County Government. 41,123 signatures or 13.78% of registered voters were confirmed. The petitioners have therefore fulfilled the legal threshold of 10% of the registered voters in the county as stipulated in the County Government Act section 123 (2).

This summary of the exercise, which involved 249 booklets containing 50,826 signatures, is as follows:
  • Total Registered Voters in Makueni County - 298,474
  • Total Number of actual signatures verified - 51,005
  • Total number of signature Confirmed as Registered Voters in the County - 41,123
  • The number of signatures rejected - 9,882
  • Percentage of the confirmed registered Voters - 13.78%

IEBC has forwarded the verification report to the Office of the President for further action.

A-WEB works with IEBC to strengthen elections

A-WEB-teamsThe IEBC and Visiting A-WEB teams pose for a photo at IEBC offices in Nairobi.

The Association of World Election Bodies (AWEB), an international body that promotes democracy, is partnering with IEBC to strengthen the electoral system in the country. A delegation from the body is visiting IEBC. It is made up of programme developers, network experts and project managers, among others. A-WEB (www.aweb.org) has its headquarter in Seoul, South Korea.

Speaking during a meeting with IEBC Commissioners and senior management, the head of delegation, Mr. Suyong Choi, said in supporting electoral organizations globally, A-web has chosen to begin with the IEBC due to the good working relations that IEBC has had with the body. Mr. Suyong Choi is the Director Development and Cooperation Division of A-web.

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Preparations on Course for Homa Bay By-election

NAIROBI: Friday, December 5, 2014
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will, from Sunday, hold a week-long planning meeting for the Homa Bay Senatorial by-election scheduled for February 2, 2015.

The forum will bring together Returning Officers, regional support teams and head office staff with the aim of understanding the planning and execution of the by-election. The meeting will also seek to strengthen legal and administrative capacity in order to conduct free, fair, credible and cost-effective polls.

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IEBC Clears Five Candidates for Matumbei Ward By-election

MatumbeiWardBy-electionMatumbei by-election Returning Officer Joyce Namunyak (right), explains a point to a candidate after issuing her with a clearance certificate at the IEBC Endebes Constituency offices

Kitale: Monday December 1, 2014
A total of five candidates have been cleared to contest in the Matumbei County Assembly Ward by-election set for December 29, 2014.

The Returning Officer, Ms Joyce Namunyak, received nomination papers and issued clearance certificates to Phillip Naibei Sakong of URP, Ford Kenya’s Boniface Sifuna Khalika, Elijah Kamau Mucheru (Safina), Judith Mutonyi Wakwakubi of New Ford Kenya and Agano Party’s Stephen Simatwo Kapkori.

“You are expected to conduct peaceful campaigns and abide by the electoral code of conduct,” the Returning Officer told the candidates.

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