September 24, 2017

IEBC issues new order to Uhuru, Raila

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has issued an order to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga on when to begin their campaigns.

IEBC noted that the campaign exercise shall commence on September 6 (today) and end on October 15.

The electoral body also directed the candidates to conduct their campaigns between 7 am and 6 pm.

Political parties and candidates shall submit the names of national, county and constituency chief election agents to IEBC before October 2.

IEBC has also in a gazette notice suspended voter registration and the revision of the voter register until November 8.

Polling and tallying centres will remain as published by the Commission in June.

IEBC further noted there shall be no nominations for candidates who will participate in the presidential election scheduled for October 17.

The repeat presidential election will be presided by a new team, all reporting directly to IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati.

In a surprise move, Chebukati picked a project team in which he sidestepped all those that NASA leaders had demanded be removed from election management.

The new IEBC team:

Project Coordinator: Mr Marjan Hussein Marjan

Head of Operations: Dr Sidney Namulungu

Head of Logistics: Ms Nancy Kariuki

Head of Training: Mr Bernard Misati Moseti

Head of Legal: Ms Salome Oyugi

Head of ICT: Mr Albert Gogo under the direct supervision of the National Returning Officer.

According to the Chairman, the appointment takes immediate effect and will last for a period of 3 months.

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