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1 April 2020

Kenya Government Gazette dated 2020-04-01 number 56

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             THE KENYA GAZETTE
                                       Published by Authority of the Republic of Kenya
                                                      (Registered as a Newspaper at the G.P.O.)

Vol. CXXII—No. 56                                     NAIROBI, 1st April, 2020                                                    Price Sh. 60

GAZETTE NOTICE NO. 2789                                                                declaration of a vacancy by the Speakers of the respective
                                                                                 (d)   The Commission shall publish, in the Gazette, the names of
     THE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL AND BOUNDARIES                                          the persons contesting in a party primary and the date of the
                  COMMISSION ACT                                                       party primary within seven (7) days of receipt of the names
                            (No. 9 of 2011)                                            of the candidates.

                       THE ELECTIONS ACT                                         (e)   Candidates intending to participate in the by-elections as
                                                                                       independent candidates shall not have been members of any
                            (No. 24 of 2011)                                           political party at least three (3) months immediately before
                                                                                       the date of the by-election.
                                                                                 (f)   Political parties intending to present candidates in this
   BY-ELECTIONS FOR MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR                                election shall, after its primaries resolve all intra-party
    MSAMBWENI CONSTITUENCY AND MEMBERS OF THE COUNTY                                   disputes and submit the list of persons nominated to contest
 ASSEMBLY FOR KAHAWA WENDANI WARD, KIAMBU COUNTY AND                                   in this election to the Commission on or before the Tuesday,
KISUMU NORTH WARD, KISUMU COUNTY SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON                               21st April, 2020.
                      25TH JUNE, 2020
                                                                                 (g)   Candidates intending to participate in this election as
    IN EXERCISE of powers conferred by Articles 84, 85, 88 (4), 97                     independent candidates shall submit their names and symbols
(1) (a), 99, 101(4), 177, 193 and 194(1) of the Constitution of Kenya,                 that they intend to use during the by-elections for purposes of
sections 2, 5 (b), 13(3), 16, 19, 22, 24, 25, 32, 33, 38, 43 (5A) and 74               nomination of independent candidates to the Commission on
of the Elections Act, 2011 and Regulations 11 (4) and (6), 12 (1), 13B,                or before Tuesday, 14th April, 2020.
14 and 15, Parts III, V, VIII and IX of the Election (General)
Regulations, 2012, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries                      (h)   The Commission shall publish in the Gazette, the names and
Commission gives notice that:                                                          symbols of persons intending to contest in the election as
                                                                                       independent candidates at least fourteen (14) days before the
   (a)    Following the declaration of vacancies in the offices of                     nomination day.
          Member of the National Assembly for Msambweni
          Constituency, Kwale County; Member of County Assembly                  (i)   The days for the nomination of political party candidates and
          for Kahawa Wendani Ward, Ruiru Constituency, Kiambu                          independent candidates for the by-elections shall be on
          County; and Kisumu North Ward, Kisumu West                                   Tuesday, 28th April, 2020 and Wednesday, 29th April, 2020
          Constituency, Kisumu County vide letters from the National                   and the nomination papers shall be delivered by the
          Assembly Speaker received on Monday, 30th March, 2020,                       candidates to the respective Returning Officer between the
          from Kiambu County Assembly Speaker received on                              hours of eight o’clock in the morning and one o’clock in the
          Wednesday 11th March, 2020 and from Kisumu County                            afternoon and between the hours of two o’clock and four
          Assembly Speaker received on Tuesday, 18th February,                         o’clock in the afternoon at the place designated by the
          2020, respectively, there shall be by-elections for                          Commission.
          Msambweni Constituency, Kahawa Wendani Ward and
          Kisumu North Ward on Thursday, 25th June, 2020.                        (j)   Disputes relating to or arising from nominations shall be
                                                                                       determined within ten (10) days of the lodging of the dispute
   (b)    Each political party intending to participate in the by-                     with the Commission in any event not later than Friday, 8th
          elections shall submit the names of the persons contesting in                May, 2020.
          a party primary and the date of the party primary on or before
          Tuesday, 14th April, 2020.                                             (k)   The campaign period for purposes of the 25th June, 2020 by-
                                                                                       elections shall commence on Tuesday, 28th April, 2020 and
   (c)    A public officer who intends to contest in the by-elections                  cease on Monday, 22nd June, 2020 being 48 hours before the
          shall resign from public office within seven (7) days of the                 by-election day.


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