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Category : Electoral Reforms
Chosen IEBC Applicants to be Named Next Week The Star, Pg 6
Friday, 09 Sep 2011

The Select Panel of IEBC would be commissioners, has said that the names of persons shortlisted for interviews will be published next week together with the schedules for their interviews. Its chair, Ekuru Aukot, said they will ensure that the process of selecting IEBC commissioners is completed

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Vetting for IEBC must Lock out Bad Eggs The Standard, Pg 15
Wednesday, 07 Sep 2011

Ken-Arthur Wekesa retorts that the stringent conditions set by the IEBC on canidates is commendable. The next elections will be weighty hence the commissioners must weigh more on the scales of credibility and integrity. While these are preventive measures, more will need to be done when the commi

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Issack among Hopefuls for Posts on Polls Team Daily Nation, Pg 10
Friday, 02 Sep 2011

Outgoing IIEC chair Hassan Isaack and former IIBRC chair Andrew Ligale are among Kenyans who have applied for the post of chair of the IEBC. Several IIEC commissioners and prominent lawyers and personalities have also applied to be commissioners. The Select Panel shall now move to shortlist, inte

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Time to Create 80 Constituencies Running Out The Standard, Pg 9
Thursday, 01 Sep 2011

Former COE member Otiende Amollo has said that the formation of 80 new 80 constituencies could be a recipe for chaos if not handled carefully. He said the government needs to hasten the process of transitioning to the new body to ensure the next elections are devoid of chaos. He added that creati

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Focus Turns to Formation, Roles and Conduct of IEBC The Standard, Pg 29
Monday, 29 Aug 2011

The enactment of the Election law now shifts the focus on the formation of the IEBC. The Select Panel has finalised compiling the names of theose who want to be in the team. The urgency of having the IEBC team is because the next elections may be held in August 2012 although the Supreme Court wil

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Polls, Referendum Possible Next Year The Star, Pg 23
Monday, 29 Aug 2011

Okiya Omtata writes that the next general elections can be held simultaneously with a referendum to amend contentious clauses in the constitution. The two thirds gender requirement is one of the issues that can be placed in the referendum. Its vital to amend Article 27(8) to give room to parliame

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New Elective Posts Push Up Poll Budget Daily Nation, Pg 6
Monday, 29 Aug 2011

The electoral commission will spend sh37 billion to conduct the next general election. IIEC CEO James Oswago said the commission had already received sh15 billion and awaiting sh22 billion to plan for the elections. The amount is massive because of the number of elective posts involved.

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Polls Team to Get Capacity Boost Sunday Standard, Pg 21
Sunday, 28 Aug 2011

The International Institue for Democracy and Electoral Assistance will offer technical assistance to the electoral body in preparition of the elections. IIEC wants to conduct a mock general elections in Malindi and Kajiado to test its ability to aptly conduct the elections. IIEC wants to seek way

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