June 3, 2022 - 5 minutes read

Election Countdown: 66 days to go

By Kennedy Osore
Election timelines and activities 
ActivityTimeline
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 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 be appointed and submit the names of the National and Constituency Chief Election Agents to IEBC.25th July, 2022
General Election day9th August, 2022
Significant political event of the week:

Kalonzo Musyoka has returned to the Azimio la Umoja fold after severing ties with the coalition. Mr. Musyoka announced his return in the presence of Wiper and Kanu leaders at his SKM Command centre yesterday. It is reported that a last-minute intervention by President Kenyatta played a role in bringing back Kalonzo.

Mr. Musyoka had earlier launched his presidential bid after being snubbed for the post of Mr. Odinga’s running mate. The Azimio camp had instead settled on Martha Karua as the deputy presidential candidate and offered the position of Chief Cabinet Secretary to Kalonzo Musyoka.

Following his return, Mr. Odinga has alluded that Kalonzo’s role will be similar to that of the Prime Minister under the Grand Coalition Agreement. Sources indicate that in addition to the Chief CS post, Mr. Musyoka is set to get the Foreign Affairs, Energy, Water, Health and Tourism dockets.

Next upcoming significant event: 
  • Nomination of political party candidates and independent candidates for:
    • Presidential Elections;
    • County Assembly Elections; and
    • County Governors Elections.
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