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20 January 2022

Kenya Government Gazette dated 2022-01-20 number 14

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

Vol. CXXIV—No. 14                                 NAIROBI, 20th January, 2022                                                    Price Sh. 60

GAZETTE NOTICE NO. 430                                                           (h) Candidates intending to participate in this election as
                                                                                     independent candidates shall submit their names and symbols
                 THE CONSTITUTION OF KENYA                                           that they intend to use during the election to the Commission
                       THE ELECTIONS ACT                                             on or before Monday, 2nd May, 2022.

                           (No. 24 of 2011)                                      (i) The Commission shall publish in the Gazette, the names and
                                                                                     symbols of persons intending to contest in the election as
      THE ELECTIONS (GENERAL) REGULATIONS, 2012                                      independent candidates at least fourteen (14) days before the
                                                                                     nomination day being on or before Friday, 13th May, 2022.
                  (L.N. 128/2012 and L.N. 72/2017)
                                                                                 (j) A public officer who intends to contest in the General Election
                       PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
                                                                                     shall resign from public office within six (6) months before the
    IN EXERCISE of powers conferred by Articles 88 (4), 136, 137                     date of Election being on or before Wednesday, 9th February,
and 148 of the Constitution of Kenya, sections 2, 14, 15, 20, 22, 23,                2022.
26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 38, 39, 43 and 74 of the Elections Act, 2011
and Regulations 11(1), 12(1), Parts III, IV and Regulation 98 and of             (k) Candidates intending to participate in the Presidential election
the Election (General) Regulations, 2012 the Independent Electoral                   shall deliver to the Commission a list bearing the names,
and Boundaries Commission gives notice that:                                         respective signatures, identity cards or passport numbers of at
                                                                                     least 2000 voters registered in each of a majority of the
   (a) An election of the President of the Republic of Kenya shall be                counties on or before Monday, 23rd May, 2022.
       held on Tuesday, 9th August, 2022.
                                                                                 (l) The days for the nomination of political party candidates and
   (b) political Parties shall submit the Party Membership lists to the              Independent candidates for the Presidential Election shall be
       Commission on or before Saturday, 9th April, 2022.                            between Sunday, 29th May, 2022 and Monday, 6th June, 2022.
                                                                                     The nomination papers shall be delivered by the candidates, to
   (c) political parties intending to present a candidate in the
                                                                                     the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries
       Presidential election shall submit the names of persons
                                                                                     Commission between the hours of eight O’clock in the
       contesting in the party primaries, the date and venues of the
                                                                                     morning and one O’clock in the afternoon and between the
       primaries on or before Saturday, 9th April, 2022 being 21 days
       before the nomination day.                                                    hours of two O’clock and four O’clock in the afternoon at a
                                                                                     place designated by the Commission.
   (d) The Commission shall publish, in the Gazette the names of the
       persons contesting in a party primary and the date of the party           (m) Disputes relating to or arising from nominations shall be
       primary within seven (7) days of receipt of the names of the                  determined within ten (10) days of the lodging of the dispute
       candidates.                                                                   with the Commission. The lodging of the dispute shall not be
                                                                                     later than Thursday, 9th June, 2022.
   (e) A political party intending to present a Presidential candidate
       in this election shall conduct its primaries and resolve intra-           (n) The campaign period for purposes of the 9th August, 2022
       party disputes on or before Friday, 22nd April, 2022.                         General Election shall commence on Sunday, 29th May, 2022
                                                                                     and cease on Saturday, 6th August, 2022 being 48 hours before
   (f) A political party intending to present a Presidential candidate               the General Election Day.
       through direct nominations or party primaries shall submit the
       name of the person nominated to contest in the election to the            (o) The Campaign time shall run from 7.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
       Commission on or before Thursday, 28th April, 2022.                           during the campaign period.

   (g) Candidates intending to participate in the election as                    (p) political parties and candidates shall appoint and submit to the
       independent candidates shall not be members of any registered                 Commission the names of the National and Constituency Chief
       political party by Monday, 2nd May, 2022 being at least 3                     Election Agents to the Commission on or before Monday, 25th
       months before the General Election.                                           July, 2022.

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