Election timelines and activities
|Resignation of public officers intending to vie for elective posts||9th February, 2022|
|Political Parties to submit party membership lists to the IEBC||9th 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 primaries||9th April, 2022|
|A political party intending to present candidates through direct nominations 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 IEBC||2nd 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 counties||23rd May, 2022|
|Days for the nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the Presidential Election||29th May, 2022 to 6th June, 2022.|
|Nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the National Assembly Elections||29th May, 2022 to 31st May, 2022|
|Nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the Senate Elections||29th May, 2022 to 31st May, 2022|
|Official campaign period||29th May, 2022 – 6th August, 2022|
|Nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the County Woman Member to the National Assembly elections.||1st June, 2022 to 3rd June, 2022.|
|Nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for the County Assembly Elections||1st 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 nominations||9th June, 2022|
|Political parties participating in the General Election to submit their Party List to IEBC||25th June, 2022|
|Political parties and candidates to appoint and submit to the IEBC the names of the County Tallying Centre Election Agents||25th July, 2022|
|For presidential elections, political parties and candidates to appoint and submit the names of the National and Constituency Chief Election Agents to IEBC||25th July, 2022|
|General Election day||9th August, 2022|
Significant political event of the week: Equity Bank Suffers DRC Backlash Over Ruto’s Comments
Equity Group Holdings’ DRC business faces a backlash from a section of citizens of the country over controversial comments made by Deputy President William Ruto.
Ruto has been the subject of protests from a section of DRC residents including top diplomats and social media personalities for comments they deemed offensive and demeaning to their country.
Speaking in Kiswahili at a campaign event, Ruto was calling for Kenya to look to explore new markets for livestock and dairy products – and referenced the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) stating that “a country of 90 million doesn’t have a single cow”.
If elected, Ruto has to contend with reconciling relations with the DRC following the remarks made.
(Source: Business Today)
Next upcoming significant event: Political Parties to submit party membership lists to the IEBC on 9th April 2022.