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IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati Makes Major Announcement on August Elections

The names and emblems of independent candidates seeking election seats have been released by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

This occurs after the candidates filed their symbols and information and proclaimed their intention to compete as independent candidates in the General Election on August 9, 2022.

On the days set for Commission nominations, the candidates must appear before the relevant Returning Officer.

The Commission's Returning Officers will begin registering candidates for various elective seats from May 29 through June 7, 2022.

At the Bomas of Kenya on May 23, 2022, the electoral commission will convene a pre-nomination meeting with all presidential candidates (or their authorized representatives).

"Their respective Returning Officers will inform applicants for other elected seats of the dates for pre-nomination meetings," IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati added.

Chebukati advised potential candidates to ask about the requirements for registration as candidates at the Commission's County and Constituency offices.

There are 38 people on the list who have expressed interest in running for president.

Reuben Kigame, Nazlin Omar, and Jeremiah Nyagah are among the notable contenders on the IEBC's list.

There are 55 presidential candidates in all, with 14 from political parties.

There are 244 gubernatorial candidates running in the August elections for the 47 seats up for grabs, with 167 being political party candidates and 77 being independent candidates.

The IEBC noted that once the gubernatorial candidates' eligibility to compete for the various elective posts has been confirmed, the County Returning Officers will clear them as candidates during the registration period.

There are 748 independent candidates running for 290 seats in the National Assembly, including 95 independent women running for Women Representative.

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