In Summary
  • The seat fell vacant following the death of MP Ken Okoth on July 26, 2019.
  • IEBC ordered parties to submit names of their candidates by September 3.
  • The commission has given public officers seven days to resign from their positions if they wish to contest the seat.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced that the by-election for the Kibra Parliamentary seat will be conducted on November 7, 2019.

The commission has given public officers seven days to resign from their positions if they wish to contest the seat left vacant by the death of Ken Okoth late last month.

COLON CANCER

Mr Okoth died at The Nairobi Hospital after a long battle with colon cancer on July 26, 2019 just two weeks after he returned home from Paris, France, where he was receiving treatment. 

In a notice in the Kenya Gazette, the IEBC gave the political parties until August 26 to submit names of individuals who will participate in their primaries.

It ordered the parties to submit names of their candidates by September 3.

Those planning to contest the seat as independent candidates have until August 26 to submit to the commission their names and symbols they intend to use in the mini poll.

Successful aspirants in the primaries will have present their nomination papers top the returning officers between September 9 and 10.

DISPUTES

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said disputes related to or arising from the nominations will be dealt within 10 days from the time they are lodged in the commission.

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