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More Than 400000 Kenyans Risk Imprisonment or 1M Fine Should IEBC Enforce Elections Act

480000 Kenyans have their fate hanging on the decisions of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission after the agency concluded the cleanup of its register. The elections body established that the 480000 Kenyans had registered as voters more than once in violation of the elections act. IEBC boss , Wafula Chebukati (photo).

  7 months ago ago
More Than 400000 Kenyans Risk Imprisonment or 1M Fine Should IEBC Enforce Elections Act

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Relief to Politicians as a High Court Nullifies the Degree Requirement for Those Vying for Governor

Politicians can now sigh with relief after the high court nullified the law requiring those vying for the position of the governor and their deputies to have a university degree. In a ruling delivered on Friday by Judge Anthony Mrima, the law requiring governors to have university degrees was declared unconstitutional.

  4 months ago ago
Relief to Politicians as a High Court Nullifies the Degree Requirement for Those Vying for Governor

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Panic Rocks Azimio Supporters After Political Party Registrar Exposed Untold Truth Thus Causing Fear

Political tension has continued building up in the country the more we near 2022. This happens as politicians utilize every single moment to save themselves ahead of 2022. Azimio La Umoja is among the coalition parties which are making huge steps to put everything in order. However, despite Azimio La Umoja being being such a huge party, it has lowered confidence of many following what the party registrer said yesterday.

  11 months ago ago
Panic Rocks Azimio Supporters After Political Party Registrar Exposed Untold Truth Thus Causing Fear

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Breaking: IEBC Finally Gazettes 287 Elected Members of Parliament, Here is What Will Happen Next

The chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Wafula Chebukati has finally gazetted the 287 duly elected Members of Parliament. Through a Gazette Notice, the chairperson noted that the 287 had been duly elected by Kenyans in their respective constituencies doring this year's general elections which was held on the 9th of August.

  5 months ago ago
Breaking: IEBC Finally Gazettes 287 Elected Members of Parliament, Here is What Will Happen Next

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Moses Kuria Heads To Court Ahead Of August 2022 Poll For This Reason

Moses Kuria is one of the most known political leaders in the country. He is not only known because he is a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto but he is also known because he is always vocal and extremely controversial in most occasions. Time and again, Moses Kuria has been dominating headlines because of various reasons in the country and today, Moses Kuria dominated headlines again as he headed for the court ahead of the August 2022 general election.

  9 months ago ago
Moses Kuria Heads To Court Ahead Of August 2022 Poll For This Reason

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Registrar of Political Parties Declares the Fate of Politicians Who Defected From Jubilee to UDA

Photo courtesy of RPP, Ms Anne Nderitu. The Registrar of political parties Ms Anne Nderitu has made a clear declaration on the fate of the mammoths of politicians who decamped from the Jubilee Party and joined the United Democratic Alliance under the stewardship of Kenya's Deputy President, Dr William Samoei Ruto.

  11 months ago ago
Registrar of Political Parties Declares the Fate of Politicians Who Defected From Jubilee to UDA

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Breaking: High Court Declares Sections of Election Act As Unconstitutional, More Details Revealed

As per the reports,sections of the Elections Act have been declared unconstitutional and without legal effect by the High Court. Justice Anthony Mrima's ruling effectively eliminates the requirement for Members of Parliament to have a degree. Members of the National Assembly amended Section 22 of the Election Act in 2017 to establish minimum academic requirements for legislators.

  10 months ago ago
Breaking: High Court Declares Sections of Election Act As Unconstitutional, More Details Revealed

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Bill Proposed by Murkomen to Scrap Requirement For MPs to Have Degrees Goes to Another Stage

The Elections Act Amendment Bill 2021 will be introduced to the Senate on Wednesday for discussion at the Committee stage. The Bill whose proponent is Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen wants to abolish the university degree requirement for anyone eyeing a parliamentary office per the present Elections Act. Murkomen wants diploma or other post-secondary school qualification holders to be permitted to run for office.

  11 months ago ago
Bill Proposed by Murkomen to Scrap Requirement For MPs to Have Degrees Goes to Another Stage

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BREAKING: High Court Makes Another Land Mark Ruling Ahead of General Elections in August

High Court has today, April 13, declare section 22(1) (b)(I) of the Election Act null and void. The act required each member of parliament aspirant to have degrees before running for office in the upcoming general elections in August.

  10 months ago ago
BREAKING: High Court Makes Another Land Mark Ruling Ahead of General Elections in August

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IEBC CEO Marjan Hussein States What Kalonzo Can Do to Get Cleared & Run For The Presidency in August

Days after the Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka noted that he will be on the presidential ballot in August, IEBC and the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties have thrown their weight on the issue. With the Wiper party yet to write to the ORPP seeking a permission to be allowed to leave the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance, lawyers and political pundits argue that the law is binding the Wiper party in to the Azimio owing to the alliance's agreement, and thus the former Vice President cannot be allowed to contest as a presidential candidate since the Azimio has already fronted the ODM leader Raila Odinga.

  8 months ago ago
IEBC CEO Marjan Hussein States What Kalonzo Can Do to Get Cleared & Run For The Presidency in August

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Relief To Politicians As High Court Nullifies The Degree Requirement For Those Vying For Governor

Politicians can now breathe a sigh of relief as the top court struck down the rule requiring candidates for governor and their appointees to hold a university degree. The requirement that governors possess college degrees was ruled unlawful in a decision made on Friday by Judge Anthony Mrima. A candidate for president, vice president, county governor, or deputy governor must possess a legitimate degree from an institution accredited by Kenya, according to Section 22(ii) of the Elections Act.

  4 months ago ago
Relief To Politicians As High Court Nullifies The Degree Requirement For Those Vying For Governor

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How More than 1 Million Presidential Votes Could Disappear as CA and IEBC Conflicts Continue

Photo: Courtesy The political ping-pong between Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) threatens to disadvantage some presidential candidates. The fate of 1 million votes is not known and there are worries that they may disappear as there are 1200 polling stations that are not connected to 3G and 4G network.

  7 months ago ago
How More than 1 Million Presidential Votes Could Disappear as CA and IEBC Conflicts Continue

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Ruto And IEBC Lawyers Reveals Why Chebukati Didn't Announce Results From 27 Constituencies

Lawyer for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) George Murugu responded to the seven-judge bench's questions about stray ballots. Murugu stated on Friday, September 2, that election laws state that unmarked ballot paper is considered null and void, and thus is not counted.

  5 months ago ago
Ruto And IEBC Lawyers Reveals Why Chebukati Didn't Announce Results From 27 Constituencies

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Fears High That Delayed Voter Register Audit Could See Dead Voters 'Voting' in the August Elections

Deceased voters could end up casting their ballot in the forthcoming August 2022 elections, after it emerged that the electoral agency Independence Electoral and Boundaries' Commission (IEBC) is running short of time from auditing the voters' register. Failure to audit the voters’ register and delete the names of dead voters, risks the nation into going to the elections with a compromised roll that can be easily exploited to manipulate the outcome.

  11 months ago ago
Fears High That Delayed Voter Register Audit Could See Dead Voters 'Voting' in the August Elections

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High Court Rules On "Elections Act" that Requires MPs to Have a Degree

IN SUMMARY. - It is a sigh of Relief for Member of Parliament without a degree. - The High Court has declared the Election Act that recqure Mps To have a degree "Null and Void". - The High Court cites lack of public participation. It is a sigh of relief for Members of Parliament without degree as the High Court reportedly declares "null and void" the section of Elections Act which, according to K47TV, requires MPs to have a degree.

  10 months ago ago
High Court Rules On

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Businessman alleged to have engaged in double voting arrested at Al-Huda polling station

Businessman alleged to have engaged in double voting arrested at Al-Huda polling station, Kajiado. Double voting and violence marred some polling stations as Kenyans queue to pick candidates in Kenya's looming national elections, observers and participants said on Wednesday, raising fears of further turmoil. In some counties aspirants have taken to the streets on the wee hours of Thursday morning frustrated by disorganisation and fraud at the ongoing primaries.

  10 months ago ago
Businessman alleged to have engaged in double voting arrested at Al-Huda polling station

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Ex Gov't Official Declares The Seat He Will Go For With Jubilee Ticket Days After He Resigned

Former Environment CAS has announced the seat he will be going for come the 2022 general elections. This comes days after he resigned in line with Elections Act section 43 which required all civil servants seeking any political seat to resign by 9th February On Tuesday, Mohammed Elmi has announced that he will be contesting for the Wajir Gubernatorial seat where stiff competition is expected.

  11 months ago ago
Ex Gov't Official Declares The Seat He Will Go For With Jubilee Ticket Days After He Resigned

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Key issues raised by Raila in meeting with IEBC

Raila Odinga wants the IEBC to fix several issues before the August 9 election. Raila asked the agency on Wednesday why it wasn't using a manual voters register. IEBC will not furnish polling stations with paper voter registers and will use an electronic method. Paul Mwangi said this violated the Elections Act.

  7 months ago ago
Key issues raised by Raila in meeting with IEBC

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Irungu Kang'ata denied clearance to vie for Murang'a governor

The electoral body determined that his running mate Winnie Mwangi did not resign within the required time frame. The Elections Act mandates that state officers running for elective office must resign six months before an election. State officers were compelled to resign by February 9, 2022, in the context of the August 9 General Election.

  8 months ago ago
Irungu Kang'ata denied clearance to vie for Murang'a governor

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Non degree holders seeking to vie for MP seats have a reason to smile after Murkomen did this.

The Elections Act Amendment Bill 2021 will be introduced to the Senate on Wednesday for conversation at the Committee stage. The Bill whose defender is Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen tries to scrap the college degree prerequisite for anybody peering toward a parliamentary post for every the current Elections Act.

  11 months ago ago
Non degree holders seeking to vie for MP seats have a reason to smile after Murkomen did this.