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Category : Electoral Reforms
Interin Electoral Team Lobbies MPs to Retain Posts Sunday Nation, Pg 20
Sunday, 24 Apr 2011

IIEC Commissioners are lobbying MPs to as to be retained in the yet to be formed IEBC. The IEBC bill is to be debated in parliament this week and this has made the current commissioners increase their lobbying. This is because atleast two of the commissioners will be retained for contiuity purpos

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Race to Control Polls Team Intensifies Sunday Standard, Pg 1 & 7
Sunday, 17 Apr 2011

The battle for the composition of the new IEBC has intensified with focus on the appointment of the first five commissioners and the fate of over 400 IIEC employees. This is because the Bill submitted in parliament on the formation of the IEBC has been edit and the transition clauses are silent o

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Bill Proposes IIEC Boss to Retain Job in New Body The Standard, Pg 12
Thursday, 14 Apr 2011

The chairperson of the IIEC could retain his job if a proposal presented in parliament is passed. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Bill table in parliament and seek to retain four other commissioners in the nine-member proposed new body. Also tabled is a Bill that establishes a

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Election will not delay The Star, Pg 1 & 8
Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011

President Kibaki  on 22/3/2011 ruled out postponement of the 2012 general elections which will bring his term to an end.  In his address to Parliament, President Kibaki appeared to trash a position taken by some PNU and ODM MPs who wanted the elections postponed incase Deputy Prime Mini

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Diaspora May Vote in 2012, Says IIEC Boss The Star, Pg 2
Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011

Kenyans in the Diaspora are likely to vote in the 2012 elections if plans by the IIEC sails through. IIEC plans to register them as voters before the end of the year. They are likely to be registered in September this year.

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MPs Eye Sh2bn Sendoff Package Sunday Nation, Pg 1, 15 & 16
Sunday, 20 Mar 2011

MPs are eying a take home salary of 8 months and winding up allowance totaling to sh. 9.5 million. This is the amount they are likely to be given since the elections could be held in August. While the date is not clear, transitional clauses are indicative that parliament must live its full term h

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Electoral Reforms will Determine Date of Elections Sunday Standard, Pg 22
Sunday, 20 Mar 2011

The pace of the electoral reforms will largely determine when the next elections will be held. The times opined have been August, D ecember 2012 and January 2013 all posited by different institutions. The CIC, IIEC and leaders are the ones who are giving different timings for the elections. The P

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2012 Elections Set to Cost you Sh48 Billion Saturday Standard, Pg 1 & 8
Saturday, 19 Mar 2011

The next elections whose date is ucnertain will cost the taxpayer sh48 billion. A seven year strategic plan prepared by the IIEC says the electoral body would use sh19.78 billion to finance voter registrtion, voter education and capacity building this year. It plans to spend sh28.25 billion next

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