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Submission of party nomination rules ends Thursday, ODM resumes members registration

According to the electoral body, all political parties were required to submit their nomination requirements within the given 14 days.

 

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.

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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.

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Elections preparedness

The IEBC has rubbished claims earlier perpetuated by presidential hopeful and Nyamira Senator Kennedy Mong’are and Siaya’s James Orengo that the commission is not ready to conduct the August elections.

IEBC’s Wafula Chebukati said that despite the legal battles that have rocked the commission in the recent past, the commission has set its gun on the 159-days-away polls. Chebukati spoke at a mass in Limuru on Wednesday.

ODM recruitment

Meanwhile, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) acting secretary general Agnes Zani has said that the party has resumed the recruitment of new members across the country, after stopping it earlier January to pave way for mass voter registration.

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In a statement seen by P Live Kenya, Zani has urged party supporters to ge our members out there who have not listed as party members to do so with speed ahead of the March 15 deadline when we shall close the exercise.

“Our members are reminded that according to the law, only listed and legally certified members will take part in party primaries whose dates will be announced soon by the National Elections Board,” Zani said in a statement.

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