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Category : Electoral Reforms
IIEC, UN Highlight Media Role at Polls The Standard, Pg 12
Friday, 30 Sep 2011

IIEC and the UN have challenged journalists to be agents for peaceful, free and fair elections. The two bodies raised concern that the media was among institutions accused of playing a role in the 2007/8 PEV. This was emphasized by the fact that a journalist is among the six suspects facing the I

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ECK Bungled 2007 Polls, Says IEBC Candidate The Star, Pg 5
Friday, 30 Sep 2011

Michael Kiswili an accountant, blamed the commissioners of ECK for mishanding the 2007 general elections. He said the manner in which the commissioners were appointed compromised their integrity. Michael added that the people handing elections have to be above board and also there shoud be reliab

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Political Parties Act Ends Misuse of Public Offices Saturday Standard, Pg 17
Saturday, 24 Sep 2011

Koki Muli states that the Political Parties Act is very prudent and informative in cleaning up the many flaws in electoral process. The fact that cabinet ministers, governors, president, vice president, senators among other elected representatives will not hold political party office. Also, other

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Will 80 New Constituencies be in Place by Next Election? Sunday Standard, Pg 17
Sunday, 25 Sep 2011

There are divergent views by politicians on how the new 80 constituencies will be created. It is not clear whether the yet to be composed IEBC will start afresh or continue from where the IIBRC left. This situation is being frustrated also by the standoff between the CIC and Justice minister, Mut

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Political Self Interests at Play in Opposition to IEBC Candidates Sunday Standard, Pg 13
Sunday, 25 Sep 2011

Kilemi Mwiria says that politicians are insincere over the Select Panel to nominate IEBC members. He adds that leaders are now disregarding the transparency criteria that was used to select the candidates and are instead pushing for regional representation. He said that the politicians were not s

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Interviews for Polls Team Jobs Start Today Daily Nation, Pg 51
Monday, 26 Sep 2011

Interviews for positions in the new electoral commission are set to being today. The will be conducted at KICC Shimba Hills Hall and will run up to October 10. The Panel headed by Dr. Ekuru Aukot is expected to name 13 canidated for the position of commissioner and have the two principals decide

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Panel Starts Grilling Candidates for IEBC The Star, Pg 5
Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011

The Select Pnel to nominate those to sit on the IEBC has started interviews. Five candidates including Dr. Yusuf Nzibo, Dr. Huldah Kemunto Ogoti, Mwenda Makathimo, Ali Hassan Mohammed were grilled. The panel will interview all the 44 candidates.

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IEBC Selection Panel Controversy Trivialises Gains The Standard, Pg 15
Friday, 23 Sep 2011

Ken-Arthur Wekesa is emphatic that the IEBC issue should be devoid of politics. It is unfortunate that politicians want to control the process yet memories of such inteferences have yet to settle. The stringent rules that the Select Panel put in place are laudable and so is the work that the IIEC

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