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Category : Electoral Reforms
Electoral Team Resolves Internal Row Daily Nation, Pg 8
Friday, 18 Mar 2011

IIEC held a meeting to diffuse tensions that threatened to tear it apart. The meeting came as reports indicted that some commissioners and the secretariat staff boycotted a briefing held for professionals to discuss the preparations for the next general elections.

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8m Voters to be Listed Ahead of 2012 Election Daily Nation, Pg 8
Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011

IIEC Executive Officer James Oswago has said an additional 8 million voters will be registered ahead of the 2012 general elections. The commisison has so far registered 12.5 million voters. But the commisison will require more funds in addition to hiring staff for this exercise.

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Why IIEC Commissioners are No Longer at Ease Sunday Standard, Pg 27
Saturday, 12 Mar 2011

Anxiety is growing among IIEC commissioners as the nation awaits a Bill expected to transform it into a new body. Commissioners and staff on the final draft Bill. Also, they are anxious to know who among them will remain in the commission as only two of the nine, as the constitution states, will

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PNU, ODM in New Clash over Creation of 80 Constituencies The Standard, Pg 1 & 8
Friday, 08 Apr 2011

Wrangling between ODM and PNU has paralysed the work of the legal affairs committee and could block the creation of 80 new constituencies. The justice committee is critical in fast-tracking of Bills like the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. PNU alleid MPs have petitioned the clerk

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Move over Bulky Ballot Boxes and Long Queues; the Era of E-Democracy is Here Daily Nation, Pg 13
Tuesday, 01 Mar 2011

Esmond Shahonya affirms that the electorla system should full adopt ICT. With the progress made so far in adopting ICT services and the use of social media in campaigns worldwide, ICT should form the bedrock of elections to increase transparency, accountability and save time.

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Poll Body Talks Set for Naivasha Weekend Star, Pg 2
Saturday, 26 Feb 2011

A row is simmering between the IIEC commission and MPs over the procedure of appointing new commissioners to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). Parliament has adopted a report and proposed a bill seeking to have the appointment of the new commissioners handled by a panel

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Naivasha Talks to Focus on Electoral Commission Bill The Star, Pg 3
Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011

Talks on a legislation seeking to create a new electoral body are scheduled to start in Naivasha. IIEC has called the multi-sectoral forum to discuss a draft Bill on the new electoral commisison. IIEC chair Isaac Hassan said the intention is to finalise on the legislations to give room for the cr

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IIEC Warns over New Electoral Appointments The Star, Pg 5
Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011

Commissioners from the IIEC are now opposing a proposal to bar seven of their members from joining the Independent Elections and Boundary Commission. They are warning against the naming of new commissioners to the IEBC claiming it may have grave effects on the handling of the 2012 elections

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