Ugenya, Embakasi South by elections set for April 5


Ugenya, Embakasi South by elections set for April 5
File image of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials at a polling station. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • In September last year, IEBC received writs of election from the Speaker of the National Assembly for the two Constituencies.
  • The Supreme Court had nullified election of Ugenya's Christopher Karan and Julius Mawathe of Embakasi South.
  • Karan’s poll victory was nullified over irregularities during the election whereas that of Mawathe was quashed following an appeal by his rival Irshad Sumra of ODM.

Voters in Ugenya and Embakasi South will now take to the ballot on April 5, 2019.

“Following the declaration of vacancies in the offices of Member of the National Assembly for Embakasi South and Ugenya Constituencies and Member for Lelan Ward, Elgeyo Marakwet County Assembly Speaker received on Thursday, 13th December, 2018, ” the electoral body said.

In a gazette notice dated January 11, 2018, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) also gave political parties until January 21, 2018 to submit primaries names.

“Each political party intending to participate in the by-election shall submit the names of the persons contesting in a party primary and the date of the party primary on or before Monday, 21st January, 2019,”

In September last year, IEBC received writs of election from the Speaker of the National Assembly for the two Constituencies after the Supreme Court nullified elections of Christopher Karan (Ugenya) and Julius Mawathe (Embakasi South).

Karan’s poll victory was nullified over irregularities during the election whereas that of Mawathe was quashed following an appeal by his rival Irshad Sumra of ODM.

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