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Expect By-elections in the Following Areas on 8 December as IEBC Announces This Seats Vacant

It is about two months since Kenya held its general election on August ninth. And since the political tensions have not yet cooled down across the country, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC chairperson Wafula chebukati has published a gazette notice of elections in numerous wards and counties.

A by-election is held to fill a vacant electorate seat for example if a member of Parliament resigns or dies. Also, a by-election may be held if the member of parliament, senator, and member of county assembly are nominated and appointed to other government offices such as being the speaker of the county assembly, parliament, or the Senate or being appointed as cabinet secretary or PS.

In Wafula Chebukati's address, Kenyans and voters in the following wards will hold a by-election on 8 December 2022. The wards are Ololmasani, Kyome/Thaana, Utawala, Mumias North and South Gem Wards in Narok, Kitui, Nairobi City, Kakamega, and Siaya County assemblies.

Also after the appointment of Bungoma senator Moses Wetangula as speaker of the National Assembly Bungoma will hold a by-election to elect a new senator.

Garissa central and Elgeyo Marakwet may also hold a by-election if Aden Duale MP and Kipchumba Murkomen are appointed cabinet secretaries for Defence & roads and transport respectively.

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