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Just in: IEBC Postpones Elections in Five Areas, More Details Revealed

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has postponed MCA elections in five wards throughout the country,due to the passing on of candidates who had been properly vetted.

The law requires the commission to postpone an election if a candidate dies after having been cleared to run.

The five wards include South Gem Ward in Siaya County, Kyome/Thaana in Kitui County, Oloimasani Ward in Narok County, Mumias North in Kakamega and Utawala Ward in Nairobi County.

"IEBC suspends the election in the four wards specified due to the death of candidates, and we will notify via a Gazette Notice when the polls will be held," stated a portion of a Gazette Notice.

MCA candidate for Mumias North, Abdalla Kweyu, perished in a car accident.

Nick Otieno Wanga, a member of the Orange Democratic Movement, passed away while seeking treatment at a hospital in Kisumu one month before the General Election. He was vying for the South Gem Siaya County MCA seat.

Michael Mwathi Gitonga lost his election bid in the Utawala Ward of Embakasi East. Prior to voting for their representative, electorates will have to wait longer.

Following this, voters in the affected wards will be eligible to cast ballots for the five elected seats, excluding the County Assembly Member.

Other factors that may result in the postponement of elections include significantly delayed court judgements, which may affect the schedules of the electoral administration body, which may have little or no choice but to advance the voting date.

Content created and supplied by: Chairnjoki. (via Opera News )

Kakamega Kyome Oloimasani Ward Thaana Utawala Ward


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