ELECTORAL COMMISSION TO ISSUE NEW TIMELINES FOR 2017 GENERAL ELECTION

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced that it will be issuing new timelines for Kenya’s next presidential and legislative elections scheduled to take place in August 2017.

The IEBC said in a statement here Thursday that it would be reviewing its timelines in efforts to meet strict deadlines set by the new elections law which came into force on Oct 4, 2016.

“Although the Election Laws (Amendment) Act, 2016, which came into force on 4th October, 2016, will require some adjustments to the schedule of activities, the Commission has not released new timelines for the August 2017 General Election,” said IEBC communication manager Andrew Limo.

“This is still work in progress and we should be able to formally release a revised election road map in due course,” he added.

The commission is currently holding consultative meetings on the new law. “Consultative meetings with key stakeholders on the new law will continue in order to ensure that everyone is on board as we move forward,” said Limo.

The IEBC said the new law provided for tight deadlines which would impact almost all their election plans.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.