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The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioner Boya Molu is among the shortlisted candidates for Principal Secretaries jobs.

This is after the Public Service Commission (PSC) revised the list it had published on Friday, to include 108 names that were not on the initial list.

PSC had published 477 names in the initial shortlist but after revision, 585 names were published.

Boya Molu’s name features at number 396.

Former nominated MP David Sankok has also made it to the new list. Also included in the list was former Kisauni MP Ali Mbogo.

Former executive director of Kenya’s Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Board, Fazul Mohamed, was also included in the new list.

PSC explained that it cancelled the list published on Friday, October 7, to make the process more inclusive.

See the full list below.

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COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli has broken his silence moments after the Supreme Court of Kenya upheld President elect William Ruto’s Win.

The Chief Justice Martha Koome-led court on Monday afternoon ruled that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had conducted a free, fair and verifiable election.

Atwoli has been heard confidently saying that Ruto will not become the president of the republic of Kenya.

The COTU boss has maintained his remarks during the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition campaigns, and before that, he had even been heard saying that Ruto will not be on the ballot.

However, after the Supreme Court verdict, Atwoli took to his official social media handles and congratulated President elect Ruto.

Atwoli noted that COTU had unanimously agreed during their executive board meeting that they would thank and Congratulate the victor.

He went ahead to appeal to the workers and Kenyans at large to remain peaceful after the Supreme Court verdict.

“During COTU (K) Executive Board meeting on 17th August, we resolved THAT immediately after the Supreme Court judgement, we must thank and congratulate the victor. Consequently, we congratulate President William Ruto. We appeal to workers and Kenyans in general to remain peaceful,” Atwoli tweeted.

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Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition candidate Raila Odinga is leading the presidential race ahead of UDA’s William Ruto.

This is according to the official results announced by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) from 69 constituencies as at Saturday 1500hrs.

With over 26% of votes counted, Raila had 54% and Ruto had 45%. The results are being displayed on a large screen at the IEBC presidential tallying centre at the Bomas of Kenya.

Kenya took to the ballot on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 to elect new leaders both at the local and National level.

Raila and Ruto are in a tight race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta who has finished his two-term limit.

Kenyans have been anxiously waiting for the announcement of the official presidential results. The process has, however, been slow since all the 34A and 34B forms have been subjected to a verification process before any announcement is made.

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati who is also the presidential returning officer blamed party agents, who are allowed to scrutinise results forms before they are added to the final tally.

The media started tallying the provisional results after the vote on Tuesday evening which showed Raila and Ruto neck to neck in a tight race.

The tallying of the provisional results, however, stopped after the IEBC started receiving results from constituency level, with Webuye East constituency in Bungoma County having been the first one to submit the results.

The provisional results showed small margins between Raila and Ruto.

Azimio la Umoja on Saturday held an inaugural conference of inspiration, congratulations and challenge for all its elected members.

They stopped just short of saying the ‘sacred’ words reserved for the IEBC, the name of the next president of the Republic of Kenya.

The meeting at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre was  chaired by running mate Martha Karua who all but said Azimio-One-Kenya had won.

She said they had “the numbers” in Parliament and cited victories in numbers of governors and other seats won by the alliance and announced by the IEBC . 

Azimio has its own tallying centre, as does Ruto, UDA flagbearer and Kenya Kwanza leader.

Participants wore Azimio blue as an ecstatic crowd gathered outside KICC. 

The tallying of the presidential results is ongoing at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi with the IEBC required to declare the winner before Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

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Nairobi County Senator and the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) gubernatorial candidate Johnson Sakaja can now breathe a sigh of relief in his quest to clinch the city’s top most political seat.

This is after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Disputes Tribunal on Sunday June 19, 2022 dismissed a petition challenging his gubernatorial candidature.

The Electoral agency which was hearing the petions filed against various candidates for a last day avered that it does not have jurisdiction to authenticate academic papers.

Sakaja has now been given a greenlight to contest for the Nairobi County gubernatorial seat in the upcoming August 9 General elections.

Also cleared to vie is the Wiper Party gubernatorial candidate in Machakos County Wavinya Ndeti.

The two candidates have been facing hurdles in their candidature over degree certificate hitch.

Several petitioners had moved to stop them from vying arguing that their degree certificates are not aunthicate.

Sakaja had presented a degree certificate from Team University in Uganda while seeking clearance to vie.

However , the degree was revoked days later by the Commission for University education.

The commission had tasked Sakaja to prove beyond reasonable doubts that he studied at the Saud University.

He had been asked to present, among other documents his school ID, proof of fee payment, a graduation photo, a graduation booklet, course work and the names of some of his lecturers.

He was to present the said documents by tomorrow Monday, June 20, 2022.

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Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati has been cleared to defend his seat in the upcoming August 9, 2022 general election.

This is despite the recent claims that he may be barred by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for appointing his running mate Sitati Nangalama, a state officer who did not resign on time.

This forced Wangamati to land on another option, Evans Wekesa as his running mate.

Speaking at the IEBC offices in Bungoma town, Wangamati who could not hide his joy rubbished the rumors that had been going round that he may not be cleared.

He called out his opponents to brace themselves for a very tough battle and also asked them to conduct their campaigns in peace.

“There have been rumors going around that I won’t be cleared but today I have been cleared and am now prepared to move forward. I urge every person who is seeking to be elected on any seat to conduct their campaigns in peace because Kenya is bigger than anyone and it will have to go on after the 9th of August so let us demonstrate peace,” he said.

Tongaren MP Dr. David Eseli who was also present called out the Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula to stop misleading the people of Bungoma by imposing leaders on them saying that he can choose where to take his one vote but let the people choose the leaders that they want.

The DAP-K party leader Wafula Wamunyinyi also condemned Wetangula for the remarks he made while escorting the senate speaker Ken Lusaka who was presenting his papers to the IEBC on 5th where he said that his team is ready to get physical during this campaign when need arises.

“We are not going to be shaken by any threats and if anyone thinks that he can engage in violence during this period then he should look for people who can condone that and not us. We as DAP-K and AZIMIO One Kenya coalition at large, we advocate for peaceful campaign period and elections,” he said

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Sirisia MP John Koyi Waluke has been cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissions (IEBC) to defend his seat despite the ongoing graft case.

Waluke was in 2020 convicted for acquiring Ksh 313 million through the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) fraud.

Just recently, Waluke’s name had appeared on the list of the aspirants who had been blacklisted by EACC because of integrity questions but he was on Tuesday May 31, 2022 cleared to seek reelection in his constituency.

He expressed his joy noting that the constitution of Kenya is supreme and he is protected by it saying that there was no one eligible to deny him a chance to vie for any seat in the country.

“I am very happy to have been cleared and I really appreciate the IEBC for standing firm to prove that indeed they are independent and they have done their work independently. Today is the day to show everybody in the country that I have been cleared and to make it clear to my opponents that am 100% in the race,” he said.

Waluke went ahead to ask the residents of Sirisia, Kenyans at large and also the political leaders and aspirants to ensure they observe peace during this campaign period, asking the youths to refuse being lured onto violence by politicians to cause havoc and destruction in the society.

Waluke went ahead to ask the residents for cooperation in building the constituency saying that he will work closely with the incoming president to ensure that Sirisia benefits largely in its government if reelected.

He also drummed up support for the AZIMIO presidential candidate Raila Amollo Odinga saying that he is the one forming the next government.

He asked the residents to be keen to protect their votes saying that they should not vote for the people that they are sure they cannot win.

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The independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has yet again missed out on the target of the anticipated second phase of voter’s registration following a low turnout.

Bungoma county election manager Solomon Mudanya while speaking to this writer noted that since the roll out of the second phase of voter’s registration on 17th January to 6th, the expected number to be registered in Bungoma county was 186,000 but they barely registered a quarter of the desired number which was 33,179 voters only.

Mudanya further expressed his dissatisfaction in the low turnout of the youths saying that the high number among the registered was the medium aged people as compared to the youths.

“I think apathy is high among the young people and should be the main reason that has led to low turnouts among the youths. They tend to not seeing the necessity in engaging in voting because they have been failed by the leaders that they chose before, however, they have the power and the number to elect the right leader who can represent them well but they instead choose to ignore,” he said

He said that Bungoma county was also affected by unnecessary transfers whereby the residents transferred their voter to other counties or different constituencies after being manipulated by the aspirants by giving them handouts.

The second phase of voter’s registration came about after the government failing to meet the target in the first phase hence giving another chance to the citizens who haven’t registered to do so.

Mudanya noted that there might be no other phase to conduct the exercise and so the registered ones might be used to represent those who didn’t register.

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According to Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), a total of 224 polling stations might bring headache since they have no network coverage, a move that might disadvantage transmission of results.

CA Director General Ezra Chiloba yesterday told the senate ICT Committee that if no action is taken between now and August, then the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission will be compelled to use satellite mobile phones to transmit from the areas.

Ezra Chiloba said that CA is making all efforts to ensure that most polling stations and centers are covered with either 3G or 4G network.

Submission of electoral results to IEBC headquarters is by law supposed to be done electronically from the polling stations, and was the min sticking point in the 2017 elections, as this was not proved to have been done in many cases due to lack of reliable internet connectivity.

The Supreme Court in the 2017 that nullified the presidential elections narrowed down on 11,000 polling stations, some of them in Kiambu, Murang’a, Kisumu, and other places that generally should have good internet network, and with the IEBC said could not transmit their results forms because of lack of connectivity.

Mr. Chiloba has said 481 polling centers that have 2G network coverage will be upgraded to 3G and/ or 4G network before the polls.

Mot of these 224 polling stations are in marginalized areas. Chiloba said that CA is facing challenges such as insecurity and resistance from the communities in the region in ensuring they are covered.

“You got to Turkana for example to ensure that they have network but the locals will tell you they need water and not network,” Mr. Chiloba told the committee chaired by Baringo Senator Gideon.

He said that due to accessibility challenges, the electoral commission is yet to submit GPS coordinates of 140 polling centers so that they can be covered.

However, Kitui SEnator Enock Wambua asked why the network coverage issue was being addressed late.

“An election cycle is five years in Kenya, why wait until few months before elections to release that some areas don’t have network. Why do I have the feeling that CA is just concerned with the 2022 elections and connecting various parts of the country to network coverage?” he asked.

Nominated Senator Abshiro Halake told Chiloba to ensure that technology will be an equiliser for all the regions ahead of the 2022 elections.

She also expressed concerns why some regions have no network totally yet some regions are set for an upgrade of 3G to 4G.

In as situational brief on September this year, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati told CA to solve the issue of of 3G internet network, which the commission says only covers 83.6 percent of the country.

However, Mr. Chiloba on Monday told the senators that 3G network coverage now stands at 97 percent of the country.

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As the countdown to 2022 general elections continues, there are 15 vote-rich counties that are possibly the determinants of the winner in the presidential contest between Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

In an analysis done by Nation.Africa, the two most recent presidential elections shows the 15 counties made all the difference between Jubilee Party’s double wins and the opposition’s losses.

It indicates their huge bearing on the August polls if past voting patterns are repeated.

In 2013, Uhuru Kenyatta beat his opponent Mr. Odinga by a thin margin of 800,000 votes, and only 8000 ballots separated them from going into a run-off based on the electoral rules that require a winning presidential candidate to secure above 50 percent of total votes cast.

While in 2017, President Kenyatta garnered more votes and the margin between him and Raila Odinga widened by 1.5 million votes. This change was immensely contributed by the 15 counties which all gave Jubilee Party 1.1 million votes.

In seven of these counties; Murang’a, Nyandarua, Marsabit, Kisii, Nyeri, Kirinyaga and Nyamira- Raila’s votes reduced by over 80,000 in 2017 compared to 2013. While Mr. Kenyatta’s votes gained almost 500,000 extra votes in the seven counties in 2017.

This has made Mr. Odinga to work hard in campaigning in these counties to woo Jubilee voters.

The other counties that assisted Uhuru Kenyatta to lead were Kiambu, Nakuru, Tharaka Nithi, Meru, Embu Turkana, Uasin Gishu and Laikipia.

The current political rivals, Raila Odinga and DP Ruto have camped in these counties lately as campaigns gather momentum, showing an analytical approach to the rivals’ vote-hunting strategies.

Although the Supreme Court nullified 2017 results, the figures are the only reliable numbers to compare voting patterns with 2013.

Importantly, these 15 counties account for a third of the recently projected new voters that IEBC targets to register by next year’s General Election.

The counties are home to approximately 2.8 million of the potential 9.2 million new voters that the electoral body aims to register.

What this means is that the presidential aspirants must work hard to get the high voter turn out in these regions.

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The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has changed the day of Gazettement of the 2022 General Elections.

In an announcement made on Friday, the commission said that it will Gazette the date of elections on January 19, which is a change from an earlier set date of March 14, 2022.

IEBC also announced that it has made changes to the date on when political parties should submit candidates’ names to the agency.

The new date for political parties to declare their candidates in the next General Election is May 26, 2022.

Initially, the parties were to conduct party primaries, resolve intra-party disputes and submit names of candidates from April, 16 2022 to May 19.

The electoral body said that this will expand the timelines and allow parties a period of 129 days to conduct party primaries.

The Commission’s chairperson Wafula Chebukati last month said that the general elections will be held on August t, and no plans to adjust the date.

On August 9, during a meeting with media stakeholders in Mombasa, Chebukati said that he saw reports of planned delay of the general elections.

He said that IEBC does not react to opinions from organizations or individuals.

According to him, the election date is clearly indicated in the Constitution and no one has supreme power to alter poll dates.

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Juliana Whonge Cherare has been unanimously elected as new vice-chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

IEBC in a statement issued on Wednesday September 15, 2021 said Cherare was unanimously elected during a plenary meeting held at the Commission Boardroom on Tuesday.

The electoral body further assured all stakeholders and the public of its commitment to delivering a free, fair and credible general election in 2022.


“The commission takes this opportunity to congratulate Cherera on her appointment,” reads the statement in part.


IEBC has been without a chairperson since the resignation of Connie Maina in 2018. 

The statement came just moments after the Catholic Bishops urged the Commission to move with speed and put in place in good time the necessary systems and processes to ensure free and fair elections.

In particular, the bishops urged the commission to hire a new CEO.

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The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has responded to Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria after he claimed that a section of its clerks were being used to rig the Kiambaa by-election.

Moses Kuria through his official Facebook account on Thursday July 15 claimed that IEBC clerks from Kingothua Primary polling station had sneaked out KIEMS kits and that they were using them to conduct voting at Valentine growers plantation.

Kuria went ahead to share pictures of the vehicle that was allegedly being used to ferry the clerks, arguing that he had tried to reach out to IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati but he was not picking his calls.

However, IEBC in response to the claims said that Moses Kuria was making false allegations. The electoral agency noted that the said vehicle is one of its vehicles and that it was being used by the commission’s staff who are providing technical support in the polling process in Kiambaa.

“The car in question is an IEBC vehicle being used by Commission staff who are providing technical support to the polling process. The post by Moses Kuria is therefore a false allegation,” tweeted IEBC.

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The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has been thrown into deep mourning.

The commission on Thursday, January 21 confirmed that one of its staff members has been found murdered.

According to IEBC, the official identified as Brian Silale lost his life in the ongoing Kapedo attacks.

Silale, a Constituency Administrative Assistant for Tiaty Constituency Office, was among the six bodies that were found dumped in Arabal area.

“Mr Silale was last seen alive being picked by unknown person, together with five (5) other people, from Chemolingot shopping centre in Tiati Sub-County on January 19, 20201 at about 3 p.m.

“He was later murdered under unclear circumstances and the remains of his body together with other bodies were recovered on Wednesday, January 20 at Arabal Sub-location,” read the statement in part.

The IEBC called on the state to investigate the incident with immediate effect and apprehend the culprits. 

The bodies of the six individuals were found dressed in suits and neckties – a rare dressing style in a village where most residents are herders.

The are suspected to include a Human Resource Officer, a Primary School Headmaster, an MTC student and a businessman.

Tiaty MP William Kamket has been arrested over the banditry attacks in Kapedo that have left at least seven people dead so far.

The KANU lawmaker was apprehended by detectives in Nairobi County on Thursday, January 21. 

Reports stated that he was detained at Kileleshwa Police Station. 

Kamket was accused of inciting local citizens to revolt. The issue is facing a number of challenges, from land and boundary cases to civil wars among various communities. 

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i had on Tuesday, January 19, after a meeting with security officials, revealed that operations in the area would be ongoing until individuals behind attacks there were caught.

The warning came after chaos in the neighboring Kapedo, Turkana County left a police commander dead.

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Weeks after Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga estimated the cost of carrying out a referendum at Ksh2 billion, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has come out to dismiss the figure, saying that the cost is imposiible.

Raila during the recent swearing-in of ODM’s National Election Board and Disciplinary Committee members said the Building Bridges Initiative referendum should not cost more than Sh2 billion.

Raila went further to insist that the referendum must be done before the 2022 general elections since the country has all the resources required for the exercise to successfully take place.

However, IEBC Commissioner Boya Molu on Friday said it will cost not less than Sh10 billion to carry out the exercise in the country.

Molu who spoke during commemoration of the international day of democracy hosted by Centre of Multiparty Democracy Kenya said going by the last presidential repeat elections, a referendum will not cost less than Sh10 billion.

According to Molu, the commission needs to hire not less than 50,000 vehicles on election day, and it is impossible for them to get a vehicle for less than Sh10,000.

He said the commission will also need to hire 350,000 poll officials on election day.

The officials include Presiding Officers and their deputies, clerk’s, at least two police officers for every polling station.

“I may not be able to give you exact figure but going by the last presidential repeat elections, a referendum will not cost less than Sh10 billion.On election day you hire not less than 50,000 vehicles and you cannot get a vehicle for less than Sh10,000. We also have to hire 350,000 poll officials on election day,” Molu was quoted by a local daily to have said.

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Former Presidential aspirant Mohamed Abduba Dida has revealed that real cause of errors witnessed on Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) servers.

The commission was on Sunday May 17, 2020 forced to pull down the 2017 General Election report a day after publication following public uproar over numerous irregularities.

The Wafula Chubakati led commission in a statement issued through its social media platforms said the data had been recalled due to few typographic errors occasioned by massive data were noted.

Mwalimu Mohamed Abduba Dida. PHOTO/COURTESY

came under fire for a few glaring mistakes including wrongful listing of Members of Parliament for various constituencies as well as the political parties some of them vied on.

The report listed Suba North MP as Noah Odhiambo instead of Millie Odhiambo, who it also said had vied on an Amani National Congress (ANC) party ticket instead of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.

Kabondo Kasipul MP was listed as Silvance Osele instead of Dr. Eve Obara; Dagoretti South MP as Dennis Waweru instead of John Kiarie; and the 2017 election winner for Kibra parliamentary seat as Judah Martin Oduor instead of the late Ken Okoth.

However, Abduba Dida has come out to claim that Raila Odinga-led NASA coalition and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee are the real cause of the errors witnessed.

Through a post on his official twitter account, Dida claims that the viruses that Jubilee and NASA hackers uploaded to IEBC servers are still active.

According to the Alliance for Real Change party leader, IEBC drives must be hard-formatted. The system must also be completely reprogrammed.

Dida says Raila and his team tampered with IEBC systems by hiring hackers to hack into the system. He says Jubilee’s hacker manipulated figures and that is why most winners had same percentage of votes.

NASA’s hackers, according to Dida, hacked into the system to download the evidence. This is why NASA had so much evidence.

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Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has been forced to recall the 2017 general elections data that it had uploaded on its website.

This is after the data displayed typographic errors, which the commission says were occasioned by massive data.

The Wafula Chebukati led commission has apologized to Kenyans, saying that the corrected document will be re-uploaded and shared in due course.

“The Commission has recalled the 2017 General Election data that was uploaded on the IEBC website after afew typographic errors occasioned by massive data were noted.The corrected document will be re-uploaded and shared in due course. Inconvenience caused highly regrettable,” posted IEBC.

On Saturday May 16, the commission announced that it had uploaded the 2017 elections data. Kenyans being anxious to know what really happened with the 2017 disputed election, they rushed to click on the shared link, only for them to be disappointed by the typographic errors they encountered.

“The Commission has uploaded the 2017 General Election Data on the IEBC website. Follow the link to access the information.Download: https://bit.ly/2017DataReport,” tweeted IEBC.

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