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33 Political Parties fail to observe gender rule in Senate nominations

33 Political Parties fail to observe gender rule in Senate nominations

By Wafula Chebukati

The Commission wishes to update the public on the following:

1. Two Thirds Gender Principle

Pursuant to the Court Order issued in Constitutional Petition No. 19 of 2017 in Katiba Institute Vs Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission, the Commission received lists of nominated candidates for the position of members of the National Assembly and Senate from 81 political parties respectively on 28th April 2022.

Upon review of the lists of nominated candidates , the Commission observed that Forty Eight (48) political parties that submitted lists of nominated candidates for Members of Senate, and Thirty Eighty (38) political parties that submitted lists of nominated candidates for Members of National Assembly were compliant and met the two thirds gender principle.

Therefore, the Commission calls on political parties that have not complied with the said court order on two-thirds gender principle to submit revised lists not later than Monday 9th May 2022 at 11.59pm.

Non-compliant political parties will not participate in the 2022 General Election for the said elective positions.

 Verification of Register of Voters: The Public is further informed that the Verification of Register of Voters exercise commenced yesterday 4th May, 2022 for a period of 30 days. Kenyans can also confirm their details via SMS by sending their ID/Passport number to 70000 or visit the Commission website portal https://verifyiebc.or.ke. In the event your details are incorrectly captured, visit your registration center. 


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