A voter-filed lawsuit attempting to prevent Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati from overseeing the 2022 General Election and be removed has been dismissed by the High Court. Samwel Clinton Elijah, a voter, demanded that Mr Chebukati be removed from office for allegedly violating the Constitution and the agency's indictment by the Supreme Court in 2017 for election irregularities.
A file photo of CJ Martha Koome (left)s speaks with Interior CS Fred Matiangi (right) and Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai (centre). Hustler nation movement spokesperson Dennis Itumbi has alleged that a key meeting that had been organised on Tuesday flopped.
Chairman of the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Wafula Chebukati has today reiterated that it will not continue reporting to a team of agencies as that is not grounded in law and is instead working with other relevant agencies according to an interview with TV47. “As a commission, we are not going to report to another agency (multi-agency taskforce) but we are ready and we are working with other agencies to ensure success of the 2022 elections,” Chebukati said.
Senator Kithure Kindiki Reaction to the Involvement of the Chief Justice in Preparation for Election
Barely a few days after the chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Wafula Chepukati withdraws from the involvement in the state of preparedness of the 2022 general election leaving the chief justice and ministry of interior officials in the panel. Now the former Senate deputy speaker Kithure Kindiki has faulted the involvement of the chief justice in the process, a move which has since sparked mixed reactions among Kenyans talking to his Facebook the vocal ally of the deputy president has now differed with their involvement alleging that they should be represented by other person and not the chief justice not a judge.
Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta is serving his final and last term in office as per the 2010 Kenyan Constitution. He was first elected during the 2013 general elections and subsequently re-elected again during the hotly contested 2017 general elections in Kenya through the ruling Jubilee Coalition party of Kenya.
Deputy President William Ruto's letter to the International Communities to put an hawk eye into Kenyan's 2022 Elections has leaked. In the letter written by one of the Deputy President's United Democratic Alliance, UDA allies, wants the International Organization to address the current wave where a group of President Uhuru Kenyatta's Cabinet Secretaries are engaging in politics and have taken Political sides ahead of 2022.
In the world there is always time and season for everything and for politics there is time to campaign and time to do development projects, time to register as a voter, time for party primaries, time to resign as a public officer to seek an elective seat and time to for casting our votes, it is prudent to have fixed dates for one and every political activity inorder to make the process ordery.
Elections remain a vital exercise in determining the key aspects that govern a country. Kenya is making preparations ahead of the 2022 general elections scheduled to take place on 9th August. 2022. It marks the third general election since devolution, and Kenyans will be electing their sixth president, members of the national assembly, senate, among other positions.
Kenyan presidential elections have in the recent past been dubbed as a two-horse race with prominent politicians taking lead in the race to State House. However, little is known of the many contestants who have offered themselves to serve Kenyans. Most often than not, they are referred to as minnows in the highly contested race.
A file photo of Deputy President William Ruto and governors. Deputy president William Ruto has told off those who say that he is campaigning against the provisions of the law. While addressing the media on Monday afternoon, he noted that he has not yet started the campaigns and those not happen with him should wait until the right time comes.
Deputy President William Ruto ( Photo Courtesy) The stage has been set for a ferocious contest with Deputy President William Ruto expected to go head to head with ODM leader Raila Odinga in the President Uhuru Kenyatta succession race. With additional 1.2 million votes enlisted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, the battle for the 21.2 votes will go to the wire with Dr Ruto and Raila keen to outmaneuver each other.
The Sunday Nation highlights the woes the Deputy President William Ruto is going through. Ruto is currently being troubled with unfamiliar problems that are very familiar to his biggest rival ODM leader Raila Odinga. During his glory days in the Jubilee government, the DP used to tag Raila as a complainer and a nagging politician who does not accept defeat.
When the ODM party leader was asked in case his Azimo la Umoja tours are embryonic campaigns of 2022 presidential race,Raila Odinga blazed at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC. “Go and tell IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati to name the people and not just make wild allegations and ensure they face the consequences if they are any,” Raila on Tuesday.
New Concerns have raised on whether Independent Electoral and Boundaries Comission Chairman Wafula Chebukati is having a favour on Deputy President William Ruto Ahead of the 2022 General elections. This is due to the latest uproar raised by Ruto's allies that CS Matiangi, Eugene Wamalwa and Peter Munya who were drumming for the support for Raila Odinga should resign from their dockets as stipulated in the Kenyan constitution.
Kenyans have this evening came together while defending the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Mr Wafula Chebukati from the onslaught of Nyeri Town Member of Parliament Hon Ngunjiri. Hon Wambugu who so far emerged as the main critics of the Deputy President from the central region claimed that the IEBC chairperson is of late siding with DP and his entire hustler brigade.
The Orange democracy movement Raila Odinga have said that he is not engaging in early campaigning but his recent tour in the country has been a means of popularizing his Azimio la Umoja philosophy. He have been moving all over the country speaking out and telling people how he will do for them come year 2022 when they will vote him as President.
Delicate conflicts keep on rocking the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission after one of the organizations that lost in the stock of Kenya Integrated Elections Management System (KIEMS) units moved to the Court of Appeal to challenge the choice by the Public Procurement Administrative Review Board to grant the arrangement to an opponent organization.
It has emerged that the low voter turn out in Mt Kenya region could be a sign that the people from the area are no longer interested in the 2022 succession and presidential competitions. This has been predicted by several political experts who have noted that the move could portend a grim reality for politicians hoping to claim the vote-rich Mt Kenya bloc.
There are still several calls from vocal legislatures that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairperson, Wafula Chebukati should resign from his position. There has been several allegations on why Chebukati should resign from his position with Nyeri Township Member of Parliament Hon Ngunjiri Wambugu claiming that the IEBC chief is biased and sides with DP Ruto.
The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party national chairman, Johnson Muthama has called on Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to disqualify Orange Democratic Movement party from next year's general elections. This comes following chaos that erupted in Kisumu during Deputy President William Ruto's visit in the area that is traditionally believed to be ODM's stronghold.