Political parties which are eying for various positions in the fourth coming elections will again have to suffer another setback after Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chair Wafula Chebukati warned political aspirants to desist from using the authority's logo in campaign related materials ahead of the August General Election.
The notice was made public via a gazette notice by the electoral commission which officially marked the start of the election period in the country. The publication also entailed the enactment of the electoral code of conduct and Election Offences Act, 2016 to guide the polls.
“The commission has noted a growing trend of aspirants using its logo on their campaign posters and billboards. This is an illegal act which contravenes the constitutional standing of the commission as an independent, impartial and non-partisan institution,” IEBC chair Wafula Chabukati.
The gazette also talked of the dates when campaigns will start and end. These were 29th May to 6th August.
“The Campaign time shall run from 7.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. during the campaign period. Political parties and candidates shall appoint and submit to the Commission the names of the National and Constituency Chief Election Agents to the Commission on or before Monday, 25th July 2022,” the IEBC notice reads in part.
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