No political party has conformed with rules as per the law – IEBC

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 20:33 |
IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati. PHOTO/COURTESY

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Wednesday revealed that no political party fully followed the law in establishing its nomination laws.

The Commission said that eight-nine political parties had submitted a copy of their nomination rules to it.

In a press release, IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati, however, noted that none of these parties had fully complied with the law in establishing their nomination rules.

"Eighty-nine Political Parties submitted to the Commission Party Nomination Rules as required under Section 27 (1) of the Election Act," Chebukati said.

"The Commission has determined from the review that none of the political parties has complied fully with the requirements of the law and has in the premises communicated to the political parties to revise their party nomination rules and procedures," he added.

The commission, therefore, gave the political parties 14 days to revise their nomination rules and submit the revised copies.

Chebukati also revealed that the IEBC will only issue certificates of compliance to parties that have established rules that are aligned with Kenya's Constitution.

"Nomination Rules that fail to comply with the requisite regulations, shall be declared void and rejected," Chebukati said.

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