IEBC gives seven days for candidates to bring down campaign posters


IEBC gives seven days for candidates to bring down campaign posters
Posters of candidates who vied in 2017,IEBC has ordered all candidates to bring down their campaign posters

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has ordered all candidates who vied in the just concluded August 8 General Elections to remove all their campaign posters within seven days.

In a statement to newsrooms, IEBC Chairperson, Wafula Chebukati, says that the commission has directed all candidates, political parties, agents and members of political parties to remove all banners, placards, billboards and posters erected in the campaign period within seven days.

“In exercise conferred by Article 88(4) the Constitution of Kenya, section 110 of the Elections Act 2011, paragraph 5(j) (ix) to the second schedule to the Elections Act 2011, IEBC hereby gives notice to all candidates, agents, political parties and party members that following the conclusion of the elections conducted on August 8 2017, you are all required to remove all banners, placards and posters erected during the campaign period within seven days of this notice, failure to which the commission shall impose sanctions stipulated under the second schedule of the Electoral Code of Conduct of the Elections Act 2011,” read the statement.

Nairobi Governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko, tried to bring down all posters of politicians in the Central Business District and other estates within the county by contracting over 1,000 youth but it seems the achievement is yet to be reached.

Starehe Parliamentary aspirant, Boniface Mwangi, took the initiative of removing his posters immediately after conceding defeat to Jubilee’s Charles Njagua alias Jaguar. However, some of his posters can still be seen in areas around Pangani.

 

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