In Summary
  • The by-polls will take place since the Supreme Court nullified the election of MPs Christopher Karan (Ugenya) and Julius Mawathe (Embakasi South).
  • The announcement comes after National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi issued writs on Friday, officially declaring the seats vacant.

The electoral commission is on Monday morning expected to announce the date for by-elections in Ugenya and Embakasi South constituencies.

The by-polls will take place since the Supreme Court nullified the election of MPs Christopher Karan (Ugenya) and Julius Mawathe (Embakasi South) in the August 8, 2017 general election.

WRITS

The imminent announcement by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), chaired by Mr Wafula Chebukati, comes after National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi issued writs on Friday, officially declaring the seats vacant.

Other than Mr Chebukati, the IEBC has two other commissioners — Mr Boya Molu and Mr Abdi Guliye.

Vice-chairperson Connie Maina and commissioners Margaret Mwachanya and Paul Kurgat resigned early 2018 while Dr Roselyn Akombe quit ahead of the repeat October 26, 2017 presidential election.

On Sunday, National Assembly Clerk Michael Sialai confirmed that the speaker had notified the IEBC and that the writs were dispatched to the Government Printer for publication in the Kenya Gazette.

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