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Kibra by-election set for November 7, Says IEBC

Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission (IEBC) has set November 7th as the date for Kibra by-election.

The Kibra seat fell vacant following the demise of Hon. Ken Okoth who succumbed to collateral cancer in July 2019.

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In a gazette notice, IEBC said following a letter from the National Assembly Speaker received on Wednesday 14th August, there shall be a by-election for Kibra Constituency on Monday, 7th November.

Each political party intending to participate has been requested to submit the names of the persons contesting in a party primary before or on Monday 26th August 2019.

Contesters wishing to participate are required to have resigned from their public office with seven days after the declaration of a vacancy.

Independent candidates willing to contest should have been members of a particular party in the last three months and submit their names and symbols.

Also read: Kibra MP Ken Okoth is dead

Parties have advised to resolve any internal disputes before by-election date and submit final names of their candidate to contest.

The commission on its part will publish the names of all candidates vying for the seat at least 14 days before the by-election date.

Parties have on the other hand issued a green light to start their campaigns from Monday 9th September and cease on 4th November 2019.

Once the results have been announced, candidates with issues have 10 days to lodge their complaints with the commission.

Berryl Achieng
Berryl Achieng
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