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October 16, 2017 4:53 AM 10 steps IEBC has taken as October poll draws nearer

The electoral commission now wants presiding officers allowed to open ballot boxes to retrieve and correct wrongly filled results forms without a court order. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) said this was one of the measures it was taking to ensure that the October 26 repeat presidential election was transparent and that errors 1

October 16, 2017 4:53 AM No provisional results during repeat presidential poll – IEBC

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has declared it will not release provisional election results for public consumption in the repeat presidential election set for October 26. Through an internal memo dated Saturday, October 14, IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba explained that returning officers at polling stations will not be allowed to display 1

October 15, 2017 9:04 PM Thirdway Alliance leader says politics affecting Kenya's economy

A presidential candidate has expressed concern that the economy has taken a hit because of the ongoing political impasse. Thirdway Alliance Party leader Ekuru Aukot said elections should be held on October 26 for the country to move forward and restore the economy. “Let us vote on October 26 and begin work because politics cannot build Kenya,” said Dr Aukot 1

October 14, 2017 4:16 PM Lokichogio school closed after killing of five students

Lokichogio Mixed Secondary School has been closed indefinitely following yesterday’s attack that saw five students and a watchman killed in the night attack. The school headteacher says that the decision has been made after it appeared that students could hardly concentrate on their studies after the ordeal. Security has been beefed up in other schools 2

October 14, 2017 11:54 AM 7 students killed in Lokichogio school attack, Turkana County

Seven people have been killed among them students and a watchman after an attack in Lokichogio Mixed Secondary School in Turkana in a suspected revenge attack. Four students who were seriously injured during the attack have been rushed to Lopiding Sub County Hospital for treatment with referral cases taken to Kakuma Mission Hospital. Police officers 6

October 14, 2017 10:59 AM Wafula Chebukati: I will not resign ahead of repeat presidential poll

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman, Wafula Chebukati, has (Saturday) remained adamant that he will resign ahead of the repeat presidential poll scheduled to take place on October 26. Mr Chebukati was responding to reports doing rounds that he is under pressure and is set to quit ahead of the fresh poll. Chebukati also noted 4

October 14, 2017 8:44 AM Uhuru to hunt votes in 17 counties

President Uhuru Kenyatta will today start a meet-the-people tour that will take him to at least 17 counties ahead of fresh elections on October 26. The Jubilee leader will interrupt his campaign only with a dash to the capital for Mashujaa Day celebrations on October 20. The president, according to his spokesman Manoah Esipisu, will meet people in their 4

October 13, 2017 8:16 PM KIAI: Polls agency holds the key to peace or chaos in the country

For close to five years now, this column has persistently pleaded, cautioned, cajoled, criticised and attacked the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). This is because the IEBC — together with the security apparatus and the Executive — are the most likely institutions to lead us into conflict, crisis and chaos. Why? Because elections 5

October 13, 2017 6:34 PM IEBC out to prevent nightmare

The electoral commission was Friday powering ahead with its plans to hold the October 26 presidential election despite the obstacles standing in the way. In the UK, Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga said that he would not need to sign any form to withdraw from the poll ordered by the Supreme Court. In Nairobi, however, President Uhuru Kenyatta 4

October 13, 2017 8:55 AM IEBC gazettes poll officials, complementary mechanism of results transmission

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 13 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has gazetted 290 Constituency Returning Officers and their deputies to oversee the conduct of the fresh presidential election set for October 26. In a gazette notice on Thursday, the commission also published procedures for transmission of election 1