The postponed elections in several parts of the country will now take place on August 29, 2022, according to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
A total of eight elections, including the governorship elections in Mombasa and Kakamega counties, were announced by IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati as being postponed.
The other six are the elections for members of the National Assembly in Kitui Rural (Kitui County), Kacheliba (West Pokot County), Pokot South (West Pokot County), and Rongai (Rongai County) (Nakuru County).
Additionally, elections for Member of County Assembly Wards in Kwa Njenga (Embakasi South Constituency – Nairobi County) and Nyaki West have been postponed (North Imenti Constituency – Meru County).
The commission must publish party lists, which, according to Chairman Chebukati, cannot be done without the elections, thus he urged that the aforementioned elections must be finished as soon as possible. Chairman Chebukati made this statement to the media on Monday at the Bomas of Kenya.
“These elections must take place as soon as possible because we need to move on and have finality,” said Chebukati.
He added that everything will go according to plan and that none of the problems that led to the elections’ suspension exist now.
Additionally, Chebukati permitted election candidates to campaign for up to 48 hours before to the vote.
As a result of IEBC citing mistakes on the ballots, the aforementioned regions did not cast their votes for the corresponding posts on August 9.
Chebukati claimed that there were errors in the candidate photographs and names on the ballot boxes, leading to the discovery of disparities.
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