2022 IEBC’S shocker for political parties that do not meet the Two-Thirds Gender rule

Political parties that would not have proper gender representation as required by the law will be locked out of the 2022 general elections.

In a statement issued on Monday by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, political parties must adhere to the law as far as Article 81(b) concerned.

“In compliance with article 81(b) on Two-Thirds Gender Rule, party nomination lists that do not adhere to the gender rule will be rejected by IEBC,” stated IEBC Boss Wafula Chebukati.

Chebukati also asked the Director of Public Prosecutions to take note of voter bribery stating that aspirants are dishing out handouts to electorates ahead of the 2022 polls.

He further stated that public officers intending to contest in the August 9, 2022 general elections must resign from their posts by February 9, 2022.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) requires Ksh40.9 billion to conduct the 2022 general elections.

IEBC Boss Wafula Chebukati revealed that the Commission also needs a further Ksh588m to procure Covid-19 prevention kits.

This indicates that the Commission needs Ksh 40.917 billion for the 2022 general polls.

But the Commission said that the National Treasury has only allocated Ksh26.3b leaving a deficit of Ksh14b to effectively run the poll.

“IEBC requires Ksh40.9 b for the 2022 polls and a further Ksh588m for procuring Covid-19 prevention kits” said Chebukati.

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