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Election Countdown: 164 days to go

Election timelines and activities 

ActivityTimeline
Resignation of public officers intending to vie for elective posts9th February, 2022
Political Parties to submit party membership lists to the IEBC9th April, 2022
Political parties intending to present candidates in the election to submit the names of persons contesting in the party primaries, the date and venues of the primaries9th April, 2022
A political party intending to present candidates through direct nomination or party primaries to submit the names of the persons nominated to contest in the election to the IEBC.28th April, 2022
Candidates intending to participate in this election as independent candidates to submit their names and symbols they intend to use during the election to the IEBC2nd May, 2022
IEBC to publish in the Gazette, the names and symbols of persons intending to contest in the election as independent candidates   13th May, 2022.
Presidential candidates deliver to IEBC a list of at least 2,000 voters registered in each of a majority of the counties23rd May, 2022
Days for the nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the Presidential Election29th May, 2022 to 6th June, 2022.
Nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the National Assembly Elections29th May, 2022 to 31st May, 2022
Nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the Senate Elections29th May, 2022 to 31st May, 2022
Official campaign period29th May, 2022 – to 6th August, 2022
Nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the County Woman Member to the National Assembly elections1st June, 2022 to 3rd June, 2022.
Nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the County Assembly Elections1st June, 2022 to 7th June, 2022.
Nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the County Governor Elections.4th June, 2022 to 7th June, 2022
Lodging and determination of disputes arising from nominations9th June, 2022
Political parties participating in the General Election to submit their Party List to IEBC25th June, 2022
Political parties and candidates to appoint and submit to the IEBC the names of the County Tallying Centre Election Agents25th July, 2022
For presidential elections, political parties and candidates to appoint and submit the names of the National and Constituency Chief Election Agents to IEBC25th July, 2022
General Election day9th August, 2022

Significant political event of the week:

President Kenyatta met delegates at the Sagana State Lodge on Wednesday where he endorsed Raila Odinga as his preferred presidential candidate. The President recounted his handshake with the former Prime Minister. He further revealed that his deputy William Ruto was actually the last person he talked to before meeting with Raila. He went on to castigate church leaders whom he accused of pocketing proceeds of corruption from politicians. The President also defended his administration’s scorecard listing the various projects and achievements made during his tenure.

Next upcoming significant event: 9th April, 2022

  • Political Parties to submit party membership lists to the IEBC; and
  • Political parties intending to present candidates in the election to submit the names of persons contesting in the party primaries, the date and venues of the primaries
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